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Floating homes that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes will soon become a reality

As Hurricane Florence makes it way across the Carolinas, millions of coastal residents have reason to be concerned about the structural integrity of their homes. Already, nearly 300,000 homes and businesses have lost power, and officials are reporting damage to property in Onslow County, North …

Sea Level

Hong Kong’s buildings were designed to sway in Typhoon Mangkhut, say experts

There are few things more unnerving than being inside a swaying skyscraper at the height of the worst storm to hit Hong Kong since records began more …

News (China)

Sustainable sips: 4 Athens coffee shops that discount reusable cups

Local coffee just got a little more sustainable. With bans on plastic bags and straws, people are becoming more environmentally conscious when eating …

Environmentally Friendly

San Jose First City In California To Receive Platinum Leed Certification In Environmental Sustainability

SAN JOSE (BCN)<p>San Jose has received platinum LEED certification in a pilot program for green cities offered by the U.S. Green Building Council, council officials said.<p>LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a distinction awarded to cities that reduce carbon emissions, ensure …

Bay City

GTPD Donates Nearly 500 Pounds Of Recovered Clothes

The clothes were recovered from various shoplifting arrests and were never claimed, police said.<p>GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Gloucester Township police …

Gloucester

Half-marathon in UK bans plastic water bottles

<b>Instead, runners will get edible Ooho water pouches for on-the-go hydration.</b><p>When I was in London in February 2017, there was a marathon taking place …

Marathons

Model of flood-resilient house presented

In view of the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and crops in the recent floods, the State should consider building apt and …

Solar Panels

Why embodied carbon is so important and what designers can do about it

<b>Paula Melton writes an important article, and raises some serious questions about our beloved mass timber construction.</b><p>We have said before that we …

University of Washington

Peel Saver - ecological fries packaging

Designers: Simone Caronni, Pietro Gaeli, Paolo Stefano Gentile<br>Location: Milan, Italy<br>Project Type: Concept design, Student Project<br>Packaging Contents: …

French Fries

The Smithsonian’s brilliant method for recycling jeans

The Sept. 2 Business article “Getting wise to the real cost of wearing it and throwing it away” brought to mind a novel use of used clothing. When the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery placed a new glass roof over the Kogod Courtyard in 2007, 9,000 pairs of shredded blue …

National Portrait Gallery

Kent County unveils hands-on exhibit to encourage more recycling

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- When Darwin Baas thinks back on his elementary school years, he doesn't recall the assignments or what level of arithmetic he was …

Michigan

Istanbul to boost recycling with "reverse vending machines" that trade plastic for metro fare

What incentive do you have to make sure your plastic bottle ends up in a recycling bin?<p>The answer is probably very little, unless you’re determined …

Smart Cities

Turning soft plastic into asphalt: New plant’s recycling focus

Downer Group will start work later this month replacing its Teralba asphalt plant with a facility set to use recycled material in asphalt production.

Major new fears emerge over absence of recycling plan for 3G pitches

Major new fears have emerged about the environmental toll of 3G pitches on generations to come, with a television documentary having revealed that there is no viable plan to recycle the huge numbers of surfaces the English Football Association is investing in heavily.<p>The Dutch investigative …

Wembley

Recycling fraud ring busted in Southern California

<b>Associated Press</b><p>LOS ANGELES — Thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers were intercepted this summer while being smuggled into California from …

Southern California

This Luxury Bedding Company Wants You To Recycle Your Bedding

When it comes to product production, many brands are starting to become more mindful about their processes, looking at everything from environmental considerations to labor rights. While this budding movement towards conscious creation is on the rise, it’s much less frequent that brands are taking …

Customers

The pouch problem: Why it's so hard to make packaging greener

<i>Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We're exploring why our communities are at a turning point and how we can recycle</i> …

Recycling

Curbside Recycling Under Threat as Costs Soar

Soaring recycling costs that show no sign of slowing down are forcing cities and towns to either pay more or cut back on the service.

Recycling

How Formerly Incarcerated People Are Tackling the World’s Fastest-Growing Waste Problem

When Donnie Holland re-entered society after 25 years in prison, his sole focus was finding employment.Securing a job as a formerly incarcerated …

E-waste

Amazon threatened with 'cardboard tax' as councils spend millions to collect and recycle discarded boxes

Amazon has been threatened with a so-called cardboard box tax to offset the cost of collecting and recycling discarded packaging.<p>Councils are said to …

Online Life

Zebra Mussels cover trash found in Lake Travis

AUSTIN, Texas -- Volunteers picked up trash from in and around Lake Travis Saturday morning for the 24th annual cleanup.<p>This year was different for …

Mussels

Sreenivasulu’s Architectural Wonders from Reused Plastic Pen Refills

A few months ago, Sreenivasulu.M.R, a software professional in Bangalore, India, emailed me out of the blue to let me know about his project building …

Google Hangout

The Kind Lab creates greener toothpaste that doesn't come in a tube

A tube of toothpaste is not the easiest thing to recycle. But what if you didn’t have to worry about recycling the tubes at all? The Kind Lab, a …

Zero Waste

These are the best restaurants in the North East according to the 2018 Good Food Guide

The best restaurants in our region have been named by the latest Good Food Guide.<p>The 2019 Good Food Guide, released on Thursday, September 6, …

Sustainability

Is big business’s new conscience about plastic waste just greenwashing?

Are companies really interested in cutting down plastic, or are they just trying to get your dollars? And does it matter?<p>Plastic has already taken over our households, our electronics, and even our clothes–and lately it’s taken over the news, too. It seems like everywhere you turn, images of …

Sustainability

This IKEA packaging concept turns into a stool

Designer Xiang Guan redesigned the packaging for IKEA’s Hilver table to serve more of a purpose than packaging. With a pattern printed on it serving …

Furniture

Minnesota State Fair's Eco Experience shows off economics of recycling

At Eco Experience building, state officials make case for recycling as a job creator.<p>When you think of recycled plastics used to make new products, …

Sustainability

How to Recycle & Reuse Old Mini Blinds

Plastic or metal window blinds make great flower garden labels.<p>Garden Labels<p>Step 1<p>Remove the blind from its mounting following the manufacturer's …

Recycling

This company in San Jose is recycling plastics using a brand new method

What actually happens to our used plastics when they’re hauled off to recycling centers? They might be washed and shredded, then molded into the …

Sustainability

Recycling at the Fair isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it’s growing

Bryan Schave of Burnsville and Keith Hughes of Minnetonka did their best to recycle while at the Minnesota State Fair. They ate corn. They tossed the …

Sustainability