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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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These Boots Are Made From Old Plastic Bottles Recovered In Haiti

Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by

Timberland’s latest man-boots have an interesting backstory. Their canvas-like uppers are recycled from plastic bottles picked up from the beaches of Haiti. The outdoor apparel brand gets the material from a social impact startup named Thread, which works with about 1,300 bottle pickers in Haiti. Timberland four boots, which build on a previous set of Thread-infused […]

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A surprising new afterlife for chewing gum

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by

British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process. More than £14bn is spent on chewing gum around the world each year, but a lot of that gum will end up stuck to the ground. Gum is the second most common type […]

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Would You Eat Food Made With “Trash”?

Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017 by

Would you eat ketchup made from tossed-out tomatoes? Drink beer made with stale scraps of bread?  If so, join the club. A growing number of companies are making food and drink products out of ingredients traditionally considered waste. And, according to new research, consumers increasingly accept—and even prefer—such products. “Consumers are actually willing to […]

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