The recycling industry is in a state of panic, hit by two forces beyond its control. The first problem is the economy (go figure). Demand for consumer products is down; retailers are focusing on price versus value. China (the
Overdevelopment of land and pesticide-laden upkeep has given golf courses a bad wrap over the past decade. Maybe someday people will turn away from the sport but in the mean time it's best to make it less consuming And with water
New Delhi has banned the use of plastic bags in all shops, starting very soon. Notification has been sent out to all shopkeepers, and they are being given 10 to 12 days to fall into line. After that, traders will
What will Michelle Obama wear to the Inaugural ball? The fashion pages are full of frenzied speculation about which designer will be chosen to design her dress. Oscar de la Renta (Laura Bush and Hilary), or Narcisco Rodriguez ( Obama's victory
TerraCycle's Urban Pots are made from 100% e-waste. Using items like crushed computers and fax machines that would otherwise be destined for landfills, the organization gives them new life as a planter.
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TreeHugger readers will know of the Pacific Gyre, the "island of garbage twice the size of Texas" slowly spinning in the ocean. Like everything in life, it can be seen as a serious problem, or an opportunity. Michael Barton, in his
This is Garbage. Or so says its description. This and many other beautiful items are made by an organization called Conserve, which takes non-recyclable trash from the streets of India and turns it into treasures.
The annual Eco Design Fair has design and fashion accessories with flare and a conscience. Everything on sale has a pedigree that will please every TreeHugger's heart and pocket book. There were lots of new ideas and old favourites to be found. The
Plasticrap alert. Most of us are making an effort to remove plastic bottles from our lives. And we certainly don’t want anything around us that encourages their use. But that seems to be exactly what this greenwashed oddity is
Interested to learn exactly what happens to your recyclables once you toss them in the blue bin? RecycleBank offers a whole series of videos on YouTube that shows you just how recyclables are processed.
Last September, thousands of people all over Seoul collected 1.7 million pieces of discarded plastic in order to create the "Happy Happy" Plastic Stadium, possibly the world's biggest plastic art installation. The
Certain websites suggest that small steps are useless; that while "we have a moral responsibility to do what we can as individuals, we just don't have enough time to win this battle one household at a time, street by painstaking street, from coast to
all images from PVC: The Poison Plastic
Phthalates, the plasticizer used to make vinyl soft, have been known to be a gender-bender that has been shown to affect the masculinity of rats. Even the Bush Administration, not renowned for its defence of the