“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More

“Carlsberg replaces plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue”

“Carlsberg is replacing the plastic ring wrapping used to secure multipack beers with eco-friendly glue, reducing its plastic waste by up to 76 per cent. The Danish beer brand’s new Snap Pack utilises a “pioneering technology” to glue… Read More

“How to recycle shoes, crayons, toothbrushes, and other random stuff”

“Nearly 30 pounds of old crayons from all over the country land on Kim Martonosi’s doorstep every day. With the help of her kids, she sorts the worn and broken wax sticks by color, melts the bins of… Read More

“Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?”

“You probably have no idea how recycling works. Most Americans — who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year — likely think that the plastic and paper thrown into those special blue bins gets sorted by… Read More

“What’s the best way to get Americans to actually recycle?”

“In 2010, Pepsi set a goal: The company wanted to help raise the recycling rate for drink containers in the U.S. from around 38% to 50%. The company and PepsiCo Foundation spent $55 million on recycling efforts, from… Read More

“How Do We Design A Eco-Conscious Green Work Place”

“With increasing concerns about the environment, people are re-evaluating every aspect of their lives. Did you know that every year, an estimated 2.2 billion tons of waste is dumped in our oceans? As per the Environmental Protection Agency,… Read More

“Recycled packaging ‘may end up in landfill’, warns watchdog”

“You try to be virtuous, wiping the curdling yoghurt off a plastic pot, then putting it in the recycling bin. Perhaps you envisage the pot eventually re-incarnated as a frisbee or maybe even a plastic bench. But don’t… Read More

“Starbucks and McDonald’s team up to rethink cups”

“In the world of quick coffee, Starbucks and McDonald’s are as fierce as competitors come. They’re multibillion-dollar global giants, fighting for our caffeinated hearts through drizzles and discounts. But when it comes to the cup that coffee comes… Read More

“China’s Plastic Ban Will Flood Us With Trash”

“One of the only redeeming virtues of single-use plastic—besides its convenience—is the idea that all those used yogurt cups, water bottles and coffee lids can be tossed into the recycling bin to live another day as a park… Read More