Last night, the Encinitas, CA City Council Natural Resources Committee voted to draft a ban on plastic bags, which may include a fee for customers use of any single-use plastic bags and paper bags as reported on
Recycled Chair from Used Games Consoles
We're all about finding new life for old goods here at TreeHugger. From jet planes becoming hostels to Worn Again recycled shoes made from parachutes, thrift-store cast offs and even prison blankets, recycling
A display at the launch of Aveda's Kick the Cap Out of Oceans cap-recycling program
Attention recyclers: Bottle caps are not recycled
Aveda threw a shindig in New York City on Thursday to kick off Fashion Week, as well as formally announce the launch of
Yep, thats right. 8 Billion. Each. Year. According to Green Progress, over 8-10 billion plastic and wire hangers are sold each year, with only 15% ever being recycled. While clothes hangers, both metal and plastic are pretty
The problem of one-use plastic bottles has far from gone away - we're still chucking out 30 billion empties globally each year. At least a six-pack of different U.S. and Canadian cities has come up with some kind of bottled
Search the TreeHugger archives and you’ll find countless articles on the environmental and economic benefits of recycling. While for many of us separating recyclable waste from trash destined for the landfill and food scraps for
First a disclaimer: I've always found offensive the trail of heady perfume that hangs around in the street outside any LUSH store, whether in Stockholm or San Francisco, Oslo or Orlando. And yet, I've never discovered a body care product line that does
Really it's a bit hard to keep getting excited about the idea of another shoulder bag or cosmetics case made from recycled PET plastic bottles - though the first TreeHugger reviews of Patagonia rPET goods were basically gushing, and for good reason.
With "need" (how to ensure all of those alternative plastics - corn, soy, sugarcane- are reused, now that regular plastic is poo-poo'd), comes a "market." The Bioplastics Recycling Consortium was created to "develop an
You can probably see one from where you're standing right now. A small child, toy in hand. Their glazed-over eyes as they absentmindedly put that building block or plastic action figure in their mouth and begin to gum and
Anyone who’s been to South by Southwest, Austin City Limits or any of the other big public events in Austin, Texas knows how much waste, in the form of plastic water bottles, plastic beer cups, and disposable paper items, gets
Step one. Get rid of the paper/plastic bags. Step 2. Get a canvas/reusable bag. Step 3. Get a recycled, reusable bag. Dragon88, known for their home and hospitality furniture design, which is not currently eco, is launching
1) Forums user openmind has a trifecta of green assertions: "Nuclear power serves our needs better than oil or coal. We could be running 100 mpg hybrid electric cars within 10 years. Hydro carbons (plastic) are long chains that only get shorter.