“Everlane Is Eliminating Virgin Plastic From Its Business—Starting With a New Outerwear Collection”

“There are more than eight billion tons of plastic on Earth. That’s more than one ton of plastic for every human being on the planet. The scary truth is that if we don’t address the overwhelming blight of… Read More

“AUDIO A new relief shelter in Puerto Rico will be made from tires and mud”

“In Aguada, Puerto Rico, volunteers pack recycled tires with earth. Then builders carefully stack the tires into dome-shaped huts. The result is the island’s first “earthship”. When complete next year, it will consist of five structures, built around… Read More

“Plastics Watch: Could seaweed replace plastic packaging?”

“One Indonesian inventor has found a unique solution to the problem of plastic food packaging. The 25-year-old says using seaweed instead of plastic could cut down plastic waste significantly.” https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-45711720/plastics-watch-could-seaweed-replace-plastic-packaging

“India set to adopt Bath Uni idea for putting waste plastic into concrete”

“Use of waste plastic in concrete could help support sustainable construction in India, say the researchers. The Bath-led research has shown how replacing 10% of sand in concrete with waste plastic may help to reduce the vast amounts… Read More

“The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.”

“As we enter new-gadget buying season, spare a moment to meet the people who end up handling your old stuff. Isauro Flores-Hernandez, who takes apart used smartphones and tablets for a living, keeps thick gloves, metal tongs and… Read More

“After You’re Done Using this Sustainable Straw, You Can Eat It—Seriously”

“As the world is ditching plastic and shifting to more sustainable straw options, plenty of people are going for biodegradable paper or reusable metal, silicone, or glass versions. One genius alternative no one has thought of yet: a… Read More

“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

“‘Clean tax cuts’ and the global free market for plastic solutions”

“An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year — a large number, but dwarfed by the roughly 4.9 billion tons of plastic waste dumped on land and sea since 1950. The cause: 50 years… Read More