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TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

Backyard Agrarian, a consultancy and resource focused on sustainable living, has released TareWare - a set of colorful food labels that allow consumers to turn used containers into reusable "unpackaging"

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$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

Photo via Shutterstock Americans may produce more municipal waste per capita than any other country in the world, but improving our recycling rate is one major way we can turn the tide and become a

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Ida-Marie Corell’s Creates an IKEA Sack Gown for the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur In Berlin

Ida-Marie Corell’s Creates an IKEA Sack Gown for the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur In Berlin

Ida-Marie Corell’s ID(E)A, part of Oh Plastiksack! a co-curated show at The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, features the artist playing a keyboard in an expansive blue gown…constructed from

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World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

Traveling green isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but Canadian company World Centric has just made it a little simpler by launching the world's first compostable toothbrush. Instead of

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OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

Send a menagerie of animals in the mail with OOO My Design's clever Faunealea corrugated cardboard postcards. While this design may look flat and free of life, if you look a little closer you'll see

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Pacific Ocean Trash Cleans Up Nice As Method’s New Soap Bottle

Pacific Ocean Trash Cleans Up Nice As Method’s New Soap Bottle

For years environmentalists have wondered why someone doesn't do something about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now, it appears Method, a sustainable cleaning products company, has jumped into the

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Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

It!me's fundamental aim is to reduce waste as much as possible while still providing a clean and hip fast-food experience. The first branch's walls are made with concrete blocks clad in a non-woven

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DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

Make a super stylish iPad (or Nook, or Kindle) case from a recycled bubble envelope by following these easy DIY instructions via Creme de la Craft! A bubble mailer becomes the perfect object to upcycle

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UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

Cutting back on packaging can yield huge environmental benefits by reducing materials while cutting carbon emissions from transporting needlessly bulky goods. With this in mind, UK Supermarket Chain

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Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Now here's an idea so ingenious, we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first - a biodegradable flower pot that you can plant right into the earth. If you've ever purchased a plant with the

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Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s cool and contemporary Lygo Lamp gives a nod to our favorite childhood building block - the LEGO! Each Lygo Lamp comes in a thin package which contains a lighting fixture and 144

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FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

Now your eco-conscience can rest a little easier when you need to ship documents around the world - FedEx announced today that it will make its FedEx Express envelope carbon-neutral with the launch of a

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2 Filipino Women Serve Up Savory Sustainable Tacos from Their Quirky GuacTruck

2 Filipino Women Serve Up Savory Sustainable Tacos from Their Quirky GuacTruck

Michealle Lee and Natassha Chan had to endure several meetings with the overseers of Manila's chic Bonifacio Global City before they could convince them that the Guactruck is by no means a roach coach,

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Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

While LED light bulbs help save energy and are most certainly a greener choice than incandescents, the packaging of these more eco-friendly light bulbs leaves much to be desired. Using Philips LED bulbs

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San Francisco America’s Cup to be a Spectacular Zero-Waste Yacht Race

San Francisco America’s Cup to be a Spectacular Zero-Waste Yacht Race

Organizers of America's Cup expect at least five million people to turn out for this year's spectacular yacht race in San Francisco, which is slated to be a zero-waste affair. In a mammoth undertaking,

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Miniwiz’s Biodegradable ‘Re-Wine Classic’ Wine Totes Snap Together Like Legos

Miniwiz’s Biodegradable ‘Re-Wine Classic’ Wine Totes Snap Together Like Legos

Taiwanese design firm Miniwiz is putting an elegant new spin on a classic party-going gift with their new Re-wine Classic: a biodegradable, recycled wine tote that makes any gift of the good stuff a whole

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IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA is marketing its big annual sale with a line of clever furniture pieces made entirely out of the company's very own flat pack furniture packaging. IKEA commissioned advertising agency AUGE

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Portuguese Collective Blindesign and Female Inmates Create Objects from Recycled Milk Cartons

Portuguese Collective Blindesign and Female Inmates Create Objects from Recycled Milk Cartons

Designed by Blindesign, a Portuguese collective that understands design as a tool capable of social innovation, this crumpled silver wallet is made from recycled milk cartons. The milk cartons are either

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Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Furniture retailer Ikea just announced plans to swap out wooden shipping pallets in favor of new lightweight cardboard pallets - and although this isn't a change that customers will be able to see, the

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Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

"Before" example of a kids Novara bike: Smarter, lightweight packaging means most of the waste above is eliminated. According to Eric Abraham, REI's packaging engineering manager, the future is all

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Japan’s Cup Noodles Museum Upcycles Disposable Cups into Reusable Lacquered Bowls

Japan’s Cup Noodles Museum Upcycles Disposable Cups into Reusable Lacquered Bowls

Cup Noodles is an all too familiar staple for college students who are on a serious budget. While sitting down with a Cup Noodles can hardly be considered 5-star dining, there is an institution in

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Art Strong Reusable Bags Protect Your Artwork and the Environment

Art Strong Reusable Bags Protect Your Artwork and the Environment

Right on the heels of this month’s Art Basel Miami, Art Strong bags are making their debut, offering a reusable solution for transporting artwork. Packaging artwork can be expensive and wasteful, with

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Happy Cloud Coasters Made From Super Sustainable Cork Cost Less Than $20

Happy Cloud Coasters Made From Super Sustainable Cork Cost Less Than $20

If you're looking for a gift that will make the nature-lover in your life really really happy, look no further than Barefoot Dynasty's amazing cloud coasters made out of Portuguese cork. First of all,

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TAY’s Natural Skincare Products are Packaged in Beautiful Bamboo Containers

TAY’s Natural Skincare Products are Packaged in Beautiful Bamboo Containers

If you've been looking for a line of beauty products that's eco both inside and out, then TAY's new 'Clean and Pure' skincare line is a great way to bid adieu to chemical infused, BPA plastic-packaged

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Greenbottle to Launch a Paper Wine Bottle In the UK

Greenbottle to Launch a Paper Wine Bottle In the UK

The very idea of a paper wine bottle may seem ludicrous to many and sacrilege to wine lovers, but this is exactly what British company Greenbottle is developing in order to produce an alternative, more

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

One in four Americans eats at least one meal a day in a fast food restaurant. Besides it being an arguably high-calorie and low-nutrient choice (processed food loses vitamins and minerals at each step of

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New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

Sick of the excess waste that came with all the products he purchased, Timofey Yuriev created a green advertising campaign promoting the best sustainable packaging nature has to offer. The message is

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Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

A memorial plant Card by Botanical Paperworks I didn't think about my experiment through the fall and winter, and by springtime, I had forgotten I'd even planted the seed embedded paper. But then an

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Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Coca-Cola recently teamed up with environmentally minded designer Wayne Hemingway to introduce an umbrella made from recycled plant-based PET bottles. Available just in time for fall, the umbrellas are a

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Image via Wikimedia Commons TP's Sustainable History In the past, (and commonly today, in developing nations) people used their hands and water after they did their 1's and 2's - and in fact some

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