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How a unique industry collaboration is bottling a new future for U.S. glass recycling

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018 by

New Belgium Brewing’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions is the same every year. It’s not the ingredients it uses to make its beer or the trucks that distribute its product. It’s the glass bottles. Katie Wallace, director of social and environmental responsibility for New Belgium Brewing, wanted to reduce her company’s emissions from […]

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The Sherlock Holmes Method for Raising Your Recycling Savvy

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018 by

Daniel Dern I try to work recycling into my daily routine, but sometimes, the answer to “what do I do with this?” is less than obvious and some sleuthing is required. Like today’s detectives, those of us pursuing a green, sustainable lifestyle have […]

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This beauty brand will source 100% of its packaging from ocean plastic

Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2018 by

[Photo: Kevin Murphy] Last year, Kevin Murphy, the Australian founder of the eponymous hair care company, was chatting with a couple of friends who had just returned from Bali. When they’d go to the beach in the morning, the sand would be pristine, but by the afternoon the beaches would be covered in plastic. […]

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RubyMoon makes ‘gym-to-swim’ wear using recycled fabric

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

If you’ve ever tried to simplify your wardrobe, you may realized that multi-purpose garments are a godsend. Having something that can double its function and pair well with other items in your closet makes it easier to live with less, not to mention reducing clutter and freeing up space in your closet. This is […]

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France Is About To Ban Stores From Throwing Away Unsold Clothing

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018 by

France has been very progressive in terms of eliminating product waste. Two years ago, they were the first country to pass a law that prevented grocery stores and supermarkets from throwing away foodthat neared expiration. Now they’re having a same approach to the textile industry that prohibits throwing away unsold clothes. Back in 2016, […]

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New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge to live on as artificial reef

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by

Construction commences on New York’s new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2014. The old, crumbling bridge is now being dismantled, with large pieces of it being used as material to build out artificial reefs off of Long Island. It’s safe to assume that motorists who regularly traversed the old Tappan Zee Bridge are thrilled […]

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Meet Daisy, Apple’s latest robot for recovering and reusing iPhone components

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 by

Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot | Credit: Apple Launched this week, Daisy helps dissemble iPhones for reuse and recycling It’s been almost exactly one year since the world’s most valuable technology company declared its intention to make future iPhones and MacBooks entirely out of recycled materials. And behold: Just in time for Earth Day 2018, […]

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The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

Every outdoor gear company seems to be jumping on the recycled polyester bandwagon these days. It’s reached the point where, if a product doesn’t contain recycled plastic water bottles, it’s the anomaly. The North Face is the latest big name to join the eco-fashion trend. Its new ‘Bottle Source‘ line of t-shirts and tote bags […]

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CupClub is a poster child for sustainable, circular design

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 by

It is actually a very clever idea: a polypropylene cup and with a polyethylene lid and an RFID chip in the bottom so that it can be tracked. The designer tells Fairs in Dezeen: You just drink and drop. You go to your favourite coffee shop – at the moment that will be in offices and […]

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A company in Ghana is turning plastic bags into roads

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

Only two percent of plastic trash in Ghana is recycled, according to a video from the World Economic Forum (WEF) – but one local company is hoping to change that statistic. Nelplast Ghana Limited, which focuses on industrial processing, is turning plastic bags into pavement blocks that can be used to build roads. And it’s not just plastic bags than can be utilized, […]

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