Thanks largely to the interminable gloom of the BP Gulf oil spill, it feels like we haven't seen any good news on the green front for ages. But while all eyes have been on the Gulf, the California State Assembly passed a truly exciting
Graham Hill, founder of TreeHugger.com, is currently aboard the 60 foot, 12,500 plastic bottle ThePlastiki.com vessel crossing the Pacific, fresh from the Galapagos where he covered TED Ocean's Mission-Blue conference. This post originally appeared on
Ever since the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it seems the barometers of success and modernity within society have been measured by our interaction, or rather lack of interaction, with the
Carl Sagan famously said that "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." An apple was a bit tough for art student Thomas Thwaite, but a toaster seemed more approachable. We covered the first
There are just so many examples of the principle of there really being no 'away' when it comes to plastic waste. The great state- and small country-sized floating plastic garbage patches in the Pacific and Atlantic are gaining publicity, but here's
Let me first say "Happy Mother's Day" to all the mothers out there. Then let me share something that seems fitting for this Mother's Day: a cause my daughter turned me onto, a cause which every mother can support. Yes, it is clean
In Japan it is called furoshiki and they have been doing it for centuries. At Lush they call it knot-wrap and it has been a huge hit in the last few months since they introduced it. Instead of using wrapping paper, they have been
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1.5 Million Bottles Used to Build It!
A building some are calling "the world's first plastic bottle built structure" has been unveiled in
In Mundaka, an area west of Delhi, India, the largest plastics scrap market in Asia was set on fire. The entire area, about 4 kilometers, burned and goods worth Rs 50 crore were lost to the flames. The fire appears to
Last month, on March 20, 2010, the Plastiki set sail with its skipper Adventure Ecology founder and environmentalist David de Rothschild and his intrepid crew of five. They are sailing across the Pacific Ocean to Australia on
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The Most Effective Tax Ever?
Washington DC's 5 cent tax on plastic bags, instated just this past January, has already proven to have a phenomenal impact: the number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets and other
This TreeHugger was invited to visit Sony's Technology Center in Stuttgart, Germany to hear about ecological and environmental initiatives in the company. We saw the new VAIO W eco model laptop, visited the lab's and saw how they do