“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

“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

“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

“Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'”

“They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet. The Arizona State University study suggests that much of the plastic material then ends up in waste water… 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