Browsing the "plastic" Tag

A Whole New Way to Think about “Paying with Plastic”

January 11th, 2014 | by Guest Author

The very best solutions not only come up with a brilliant answer to an important problem, but often manage to help address other issues too. Here's one that seems to fit that bill, pointed out to us by Izabella Kaminska. It's called Plastic Bank


How to Kick the Habit: Beth Terry's Plastic Free

August 27th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Fellow blogger Beth Terry has largely eliminated plastic from her life. Her new book Plastic Free shows you how you can do this, too, and the many reasons you might want to


Shoes Made from Tyvek: Does Durability Make a Product Sustainable?

August 20th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Tyvek shoes - sounds like something you'd expect to find in a Devo video, and nowhere else - right? Nope: startup shoemaker Unstitched Utilities makes a wide range of casual shoes from the material more commonly associated with envelopes and home wrap. But can you call shoes made from plastic "sustainable?"


What's the Environmental Impact of Your Video Games? [Infographic]

July 2nd, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

We tend to focus on cell phones and computers when we talk about e-waste, but, of course, video game consoles, and the games themselves, also use materials that, more often than not, end up in landfills. But what is the overall impact of all of those games?



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