Summer is the prefect time for picnics, pretty much anywhere! On roof tops, in Central Park, at the beach, open air cinemas or the zoo, a good picnic is special. But how often do you make the effort and unleash your creativity to put together a
"Kimberly-Clark has long recognized the importance of corporate responsibility and integrated the concept of sustainability in our business practices," the FAQ on Kleenex Hand Towels reassuringly announces. "At
We are on a race to nowhere. Consumption drives our economy (watch www.storyofstuff.com to see why). We measure our success by consumption (how much we spend). Global consumption is equal to the cumulative GDP of all
It's easy to see why the disposable pen makes a worthy addition to any list of wasteful things you can live without. One need only look at Chris Jordan's striking images of dead albatrosses, their insides riddled with snarls of plastic detritus, to be
Rendering of "T-Garden" by Luca Trazzi. Photo via Interni
Philippe Starck -- one of the participants in the FuoriSalone 2010 Interni Think Tank exhibition held at the same time as the Milan Furniture Fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010 -- is one
Cardboard is one of those underrated materials, often with a short and meaningless lifespan that ends when your package is delivered. Unless you are cardboard in the hands of io10design's cardboard fiends
So we are pretty keen on finding a solution to disposable design, or objects conceived to break here at TreeHugger, and one of our favorites is the shoddily-designed umbrella, which we gave its due way back in 2006 with our Umbrella
A coffee cup as a plant pot, coke cans for Halloween cape, a detergent bottle as worm harvester or washing tablet net bags for toy storage; these are all things people have done with the packaging they found in their daily lives. Reuse is often better
It certainly hits all the right marks: 100% recycled and recyclable, BPA and phthalate-free, made in the US, good-looking, and affordable. Self-filtering water bottles are becoming more popular (see our head-to-head comparison of several) and are a
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Guest contributor Toby Daniels is an entrepreneur with 10 years experience in running businesses in digital media and marketing. Toby is the co-founder of ThinkSocial at the Paley Center for Media and co-founder and community
Competition to be and look green in the personal computing industry is reaching a fever pitch. Debates rage over which companies are raising the bar and which are baiting and switching. Packaging, to be sure, is a big piece of the puzzle.
If the meal calls for disposable plates, they may as well be biological nutrients that can be readily returned to the soil. Elegance doesn't hurt, either. These disposable plates, bowls, and serving dishes from VerTerra are made from fallen leaves,
(Image: Index Award)
We've been reveling in the entries to this year's Index Award, a Danish design competition claiming to offer the largest purse in the world for such a contest: half a million Euros. The Bambulance is a thoughtful example of a