Recycling

Recycled shopping mall in Sweden features only reclaimed, reused goods

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria sounds like flat-pack furniture, but it’s anything but disposable<p>With malls in the U.S. in the midst of what analysts are calling a retail apocalypse, nervous store owners are looking for any signs of life. A new shopping experiment in Sweden is offering a different model …

Sweden

China’s Environmental Woes, in Films That Go Viral, Then Vanish

BEIJING — Achieving fame was not hard for Wang Jiuliang, but staying in the spotlight has proved more difficult.<p>His career as a documentary filmmaker has followed a distressing pattern: spectacular internet reactions to his movies and videos on environmental topics, followed by their rapid …

World News

Would you eat your water bottle if that would save the planet?

New products with edible food packaging want to take the sustainability trend to a new level. Yet, experts say these products still face substantial …

Sustainability

Sanitation worker creates eclectic museum from salvaged trash

The Treasures in the Trash Museum in East Harlem is at turns delightful and sad. Curator Nelson Molina is a city sanitation worker with a nice eye …

Art Galleries

Fitness Buff Turned Trash At The Beach Into Full-Fledged Gym

“Train, then go swim in the ocean, and the day is complete.”<p>Most people go to the beach to kick back. Not Alcindo Soares.<p>Soares always dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, Great Big Story reported in its profile of the exercise buff. But when he couldn’t afford to join a gym in Cape Verde, …

Fitness

Just Say No to Plastic

The problem with plastic in the ocean is staggering, and as Dominique Mosbergen reports for the HuffPost, it’ll get worse if we do nothing. Imagine …

Sailing

The U.S. is the Biggest Consumer of Food in the World – and Wastes More Than 22 Other Countries

The recently released 2016 Food Sustainability Index, compiled by the non-profit Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and the Economist Intelligence …

Vegan Recipes

Bin empire gobbles up Blackwells

Family companies to become Bingo as waste giant expands into Illawarra.

Patagonia's New Clothes Are Made From Poop And Dried Beetles

We sh*t you not.<p>Patagonia is putting bug poop in its new clothing line. You heard that right.<p>In an effort to dye its clothes without using toxic chemicals, the green-minded apparel company is making its new Clean Color Collection with natural dyes sourced from 96 percent renewable resources. Those …

Sustainability

Eco Friendly Men's Clothing Made With Repreve Fabric: Review & Giveaway

I love eco-friendly fabrics and I have written about several types before but today I want to share a newer fabric made from recycled bottles. I am …

Clothing

Hong Kong has a monumental waste problem

By 2020, the region’s landfill sites will be full to bursting with rubbish. What can be done?<p>When I first meet Chan King Ming at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, it is difficult to imagine that the region is facing an environmental disaster. We are speaking on a crisp spring morning, in the …

Hong Kong

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

The numbers are staggering, and they'll get worse if we do nothing.<p>Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see.<p>That’s a total of …

Oceans

United Kingdom testing durable roads made of recycled plastic

Why it matters to you<p>Plastic roads are a win for the environment, government budgets, and the quality of streets we drive on. MacRebur is a startup …

Roads

Meet the fixer: This organizer fights for safer waste disposal.

Living in Detroit, Ahmina Maxey knew her city had a waste problem. At the time, Detroit was the only major city in the country without a curbside …

Environmentalism

America’s Other Drug Problem

Every week in Des Moines, Iowa, the employees of a small nonprofit collect bins of unexpired prescription drugs tossed out by nursing homes after …

Health Care

Portland to Tap Wastewater Plant for Fueling City Vehicles

Portland's Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant (Photo by Eli Duke, via Flickr)For about a decade, most of the methane generated by …

Energy

Is the paper industry getting greener? Five questions answered

<i>Editor’s note: Arbor Day, which falls on April 28 this year, was established in the United States in 1872 as a day to plant and care for trees. To</i> …

Sustainability

How Music Festivals Are Going Green

“I can’t stop looking at the trash anywhere I go, and maybe that’s why I don’t go to live music events anymore: All I see is trash.”<p>Anna Borofsky is …

Festivals

Solar-powered Trashpresso converts plastic and fabric waste into floor tiles

<b>A 40-foot shipping container platform holds a complete mobile waste recycling plant capable of upcycling plastic and fabric waste into architectural</b> …

Sustainability

Why we need to stop throwing out food and start thinking of it as a resource

Q&A<p>By Noelle CarterContact Reporter<p>Next Tuesday, volunteers will be holding a “Disco Chop” party at L.A. Kitchen,a culinary arts training program that utilizes recovered fresh fruit and vegetables<b>,</b> busily chopping mounds of fruits and vegetables to music — with maybe some disco balls for added …

Composting

FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life

27 April 2017 –<p>There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic …

Oceans

How Did Lauren Singer Fit Five Years Of Trash Into A Single Mason Jar?

The average American is responsible for producing 4.4 pounds of trash daily. Collectively, that’s enough for the United States to generate an …

Sustainability

Frank Montecalvo and his 30 meter (100ft) yacht Nicole Evelyn

Frank Montecalvo is the owner of the yacht Nicole Evelyn.<p>Bayshore Recycling<p>Montecalvo is the founder of Bayshore Recycling. Bayshore Recycling …

Super Yachts

Garbage cans in Kensington designed to help bottle pickers and the environment

'It's way easier for them to grab bottles this way and not dig around in the garbage'<p>There's a new type of garbage can in Kensington and the hope is …

Sustainability

Sydney households throwing out $4000 of food every year

Household budgets are increasingly tight but it has been revealed the average Sydney family is throwing out $4000 worth of food each year.<p>To get a …

Australian News

Apparently, most of our water bottles are NOT being recycled after all

Everyone, we have a pretty bad drinking problem. Despite what you might assume from “green” packaging, pretty much none of our water bottles are …

Water

I’m An Artist Who Inspires People To Live A Zero Waste Lifestyle

I’m a self-taught artist and lifestyle blogger born & raised in Los Angeles, California. As a child my company was made of up books, paper + pencil, …

Minimalism

This mobile game lets you 'clean up' plastic pollution from the ocean

Plastic bags, straws, bottles, and toys clutter the world's oceans, from the depths of the Mariana Trench up to the frigid North Pole.<p>For most land dwellers, it's an invisible problem. We do our best to recycle, or use canvas shopping totes, then largely forget about the enormous piles of plastic …

Oceans

Invisible ‘Bird Killer’ Lurks in Revitalized New Jersey Meadowlands

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. — From some vantages along the rolling meadow, the gleaming Manhattan skyline can be seen clearly in the distance, rising above the tall grass, beyond the water, roadways and fixtures of industry that dot the New Jersey horizon. But on a bright and tranquil Sunday morning, all …

Birds

Can urban farming combat food waste? Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms

Q&A<p>By Noelle CarterContact Reporter<p>On Monday, volunteers and farm members will be collecting unharvested colorful leaves of Lacinato kale, Redbor kale, Bright Lights Swiss chard and purple cabbage at the Alma Backyard Farms at a local church and school location in Compton. The “gleaning party” is …

Farming