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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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Éva Valicsek’s Cardboard Container Reinvents the Traditional Egg Carton

Éva Valicsek’s Cardboard Container Reinvents the Traditional Egg Carton

Egg cartons are such commonplace, familiar objects that you wouldn't expect to see a redesign that trumps their tried-and-true form. However designer Éva Valicsek has reinvented this iconic item to make

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LEGO Commits to Using Only Environmentally Friendly Packaging

LEGO Commits to Using Only Environmentally Friendly Packaging

LEGO bricks have been an inspiring staple for blossoming young minds all over the world for over sixty years, and to continue carrying this tradition into the future the Danish company is incorporating

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Packaging the Future: Is Boxed or Bottled Wine Better for the Earth?

Packaging the Future: Is Boxed or Bottled Wine Better for the Earth?

Photo © Chris Willis You might be wondering what the heck is wrong with using a glass bottle for wine anyway? Well, not that much -- if your wine is from down the street, ie. very local. Plenty of

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First Package-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store in US Opens in Austin, Texas

First Package-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store in US Opens in Austin, Texas

Soon to be the newest addition to the well-oiled Austin, Texas grocery store community -- the town where Whole Foods was born -- is the country's first zero-waste, package-free grocery store,

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IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

The cans themselves don’t present a problem, as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without a loss in quality. About half of the cans consumed in the US are recycled. The problem is the other half -

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Cheap Cardboard Packaging Protects One of the World’s Most Expensive Olive Oils

Cheap Cardboard Packaging Protects One of the World’s Most Expensive Olive Oils

Choosing a cheap, recyclable cardboard to protect one of the world's most expensive olive oils is not the most obvious of design choices, but Spanish multidisciplinary design studio CuldeSac™ packed a

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Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Clean Mix is a very clever yet simple idea by Treehugger’s Petz Scholtus. Created in her studio, Poko Design, Scholtus developed a basic cleaning kit that consists of a refillable spray bottle and jar

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California Senate Votes to Ban Styrofoam Containers

California Senate Votes to Ban Styrofoam Containers

California's state Senate recently voted to phase out the use of styrofoam take-out containers by 2014, marking a crucial hurdle for a bill that would require food outlets to find alternative packaging

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Researchers Develop a Way to Make Plastic From Yard Waste

Researchers Develop a Way to Make Plastic From Yard Waste

In an effort to make plastics more environmentally friendly, a group of researchers at the University of Florida has found a way to make plastics from yard waste. Traditional plastics are made from oil

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Packaging the Future: Could Paper Take Plastic’s Place?

Packaging the Future: Could Paper Take Plastic’s Place?

In our convenience-obsessed culture, no matter how many articles about slow food are passed along online or liked on Facebook, fast and easy vittles are still king. And most everything fresh in

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David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

The Seed System was designed by David Trubridge as a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of hanging lamps that range in size from one to eight feet high. The lamp is based upon the design concept of

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Elegant Wine Boxes Constructed from Canadian FSC Forested Wood

Elegant Wine Boxes Constructed from Canadian FSC Forested Wood

Graphic design student Erica Craig has designed a unique and cute wooden wine box for (fictional) brand Kingswood of Canada. The detailed packaging -- to be produced deep in luscious British Columbia

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Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Several million people are expected to attend the Milan 2015 Expo, but don't think that the majority will be toting along a reusable water bottle for the festivities. Designed to cut down on the plastic

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Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Are you tired of going to the store for veggies, only to come back home to find yourself with a load of useless un-eco-packaging? Overwhelmed by the wasteful nature at his local market, Ben Huttly, a

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Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Give your next afternoon tea party or picnic at the park an elegant Japanese twist with Wasara's biodegradable tableware. Designed to be fully compostable, the line eliminates the need to wash up after

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Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene is a popular hair care staple for many women and men alike, so we were pleased to catch wind that the company will be shipping its first plant-based plastic containers to stores in Western

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Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Companies like Coca-Cola are constantly running new promotions, pushing new products and tapping into new markets. Unfortunately, with all their new initiatives comes continually changing store displays

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Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” Debuts Line of Reusable Green Garment Bags

Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” Debuts Line of Reusable Green Garment Bags

Teaming up with The Green Garmento, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has officially put out a green garment bag, to be used for laundry or dry cleaning.

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Dell Will Be First Tech Company to Use Ecovative Mushroom Packaging for Shipping

Dell Will Be First Tech Company to Use Ecovative Mushroom Packaging for Shipping

Dell has announced that they will begin shipping their servers using Ecovative's eco-friendly fungi foam.

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Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ushering in a new generation of partially compostable cars, Ecovative has teamed up with Ford to use their mushroom-based foam as a key component in bumpers, side doors, and dashboards. The best part is

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