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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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Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Chilean designer Paloma Agliati's Plamp! lamp is a blooming pendant light made entirely of recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard. Inspired by the need to reduce packaging, Agliati designed a

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New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

A group of researchers from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has developed a new, more environmentally friendly plastic material -- which they call nano-bricks -- that will help keep

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of biodegradable plant pots, and I'm finding them everywhere from my beloved Gilbertie's Herb Gardens (which sells locally

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PepsiCo Unveils World’s First 100% Renewable Food-Based PET Bottle

PepsiCo Unveils World’s First 100% Renewable Food-Based PET Bottle

PepsiCo just unveiled a brand new, 100% renewable PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based resources that could revolutionize the bottling industry. Coca-Cola and other consumer giants have also

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Coca-Cola Unites with Other Consumer Giants to Promote Sustainable Packaging

Coca-Cola Unites with Other Consumer Giants to Promote Sustainable Packaging

Some giants of household consumer products are joining forces in an attempt to promote environmentalism in their packaging. The trade organization will unite Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Dow

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Asus Will Start Building PCs Directly Into Their Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Asus Will Start Building PCs Directly Into Their Cardboard Shipping Boxes

We've covered companies that have started building PCs in cardboard boxes before, but this is the first time we've seen an industry giant decide to take on the idea for mainstream implementation. To cut

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SunChips Unveils New, Quieter 100% Compostable Bags

SunChips Unveils New, Quieter 100% Compostable Bags

SunChips announced yesterday that created a new, quieter plant-based bag.

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Heinz to Use Plant-Based Bottles Made by Coca-Cola

Heinz to Use Plant-Based Bottles Made by Coca-Cola

This summer, Heinz will being using Coca-Cola's PlantBottles for all 20 oz. ketchup packaging.

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