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A growing number of people think recycling — rather than “throwing away” — is a sound idea that leads us to more sustainable practices. To support this, more municipal governments and waste management companies make the recycling process easier by offering”single-source” collection services. This makes it far easier for recyclers to collect and deposit recyclable materials. This […]
South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi has developed a method to recycle plastic waste into “paint” for his own unique method of expression.
A new report from the Aluminum Association argues that aluminum cans are the most sustainable beverage container.
Seven e-waste recyclers with social missions have formed Impact Recyclers, a network for streamlining services + infinite plastic water bottles.
Did the de Blasio administration really choose to send tons of expanded polystyrene – aka Styrofoam – to landfills rather than recycle it?
Like other plastics, recycling nylon has largely been a downcycling process. Aquafil’s new ECONYL system makes nylon 6 endlessly recyclable, though.
Cubify’s forthcoming home 3D printer the Ekocycle Cube bills itself as “green.” Is it, or 3D printing overall, really particularly sustainable?
From Denmark to Ireland to Rwanda, countries around the world have regulated, taxed, and even banned plastic shopping bags.
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.
Compostable plastics provide no environmental benefit unless you’ve got a nearby commercial composting facility that accepts such materials. If you do, though, SC Johnson is trying out a new product that can help you green up your food storage practices: compostable Ziploc plastic bags.
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.
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?”