This week a new report has been published by UK environmental think tank Green Alliance which unites top UK businesses on a mission to design out waste in industry. The report is called A Pathway To Greener Products and calls on the new coalition
Air-drying clothing is definitely the cheapest, and especially the most eco-friendly way of drying your clothes; no energy or machinery is needed. However, if you live in a small space, a rainy country or simply are a busy (or forgetful) person,
TetraPak, the company that makes aseptic milk carton-like packaging that holds everything from wine to soup to tomato sauce, has been receiving a lot of coverage in the green media lately, both good and bad. This surge in
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Tetra Pak is the world's largest packaging company so when they decide to do something environmental it has a big impact. They have just announced that all of their UK and Irish packaging will be FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
Annie Leonard is having an incredible run with her short documentary The Story of Stuff. The film still gets 10,000 views per day and has already reached 7.3 million people over the 22 months since it was released. The film
After a long-lasting and loving monogamous relationship between the US Green Building Council and the Forest Stewardship Council, it seems the USGBC is considering, not a break up, but definitely thinking
(Image: Geekbrief)The battle, no doubt, will rage on for some time over which is greener, e-books or the printed stuff. A new item of evidence, however, has been submitted: a report by the Cleantech Group has concluded that in a spine-to-spine lifecycle
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What's the Carbon Footprint of the Antique Industry?
I've been told I think too much. (Though I've also been told the opposite is true!) From musing over whether carrots are vegan to wondering about the true cost of my rural
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Dear Pablo: With the energy and water used in washing and drying, isn't it actually more environmentally friendly to use paper napkins instead of cotton?Cloth napkins not only use water in washing and a lot of energy in
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Dear Pablo: I visited a winery called La Delizia located in Casarsa de la Delizia, north of Venice in Italy. They have started selling 3 litre boxed wines at US retail outlets. I'd like to
We all know that the amount of greenhouse gas emissions varies widely whether you're taking a bus, a train, or flying; by the fuel efficiency of your car and by how many people are in the vehicle. But one thing which
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Dear Pablo: It seems that alternatives to traditional bottle corks are gaining in popularity but are they a more eco-friendly option?Today you can find wine closures ranging from the traditional cork to synthetic corks and
How would you react if you lost your mother to breast cancer? If you are Jonathan Cane, you'd organize a virtual-cross-country bicycle race in the storefront on one of Manhattan's busiest streets. Starting on Tuesday, May 26, at
Good design and the psychology of the human mind go hand-in-hand. How do want to live our lives? What are the social norms? How can we make these two super important factors greener, without being a pretentious green ass?