Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2024

Fresh Food In Garbage Can To Illustrate Waste.

How to cut down on your food waste

Cutting down on food waste helps the environment in a number of important ways. Most obviously, it saves the resources and energy that go into producing unneeded food at every step of the supply chain, from farming to packaging and shipping. Food that winds up rotting in landfills also produces Read More...

Fruits and vegetables isle in supermarket

Edible coating keeps fresh produce from quickly spoiling

Removing plastic packaging from fruit and vegetables in supermarkets can help reduce a significant amount of plastic waste. However, if you have a product that tends to spoil rapidly once ripe, such as a banana, you will be faced with another problem: food waste. Swapping plastic packaging for a Read More...

Ikea store showcasing furniture

Ikea plans to stop using plastic packaging by 2028

As the environmental burden of our excessive use of plastic packaging is regularly making headlines these days, some companies are looking to set an example by transitioning towards more sustainable packaging materials. One of the frontrunners leading this shift away from plastic is Ikea, which Read More...

Australia launches first Natio

Australia launches first National Plastic Plan

Plastic pollution is a huge concern, especially for marine environments. To tackle the growing plastic crisis, Australia has announced a new “National Plastic Plan” which aims to comprehensively reduce plastic pollution and its associated health and environmental hazards.  The new plan Read More...

Designer turns animal skin and

Designer turns animal skin and bones into biodegradable food packaging

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it truly doesn’t make sense from an environmental standpoint that we package fresh products with a limited lifespan in indestructible plastic. That’s why we were excited to see a new packaging design from Icelandic designer Valdís Read More...

Japanese businesses launch dig

Japanese businesses launch digestible packaging to save local wild deers

After a number of wild deers in Japan’s ancient capital of Nara died last year as a result of eating plastic waste discarded by tourists, concerned local companies quickly stepped in to help protect the iconic animals. In a joint effort, several local businesses partnered up to develop bags that Read More...

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This brand grows its carbon-negative packaging from mycelium

To further minimize its impact on the environment, French brand Amen is now shipping its candles in carbon-negative packing made from mycelium and agricultural waste. Amen is already known as a sustainable luxury brand. They use natural wax from vegetable oil to make candles rather than an animal Read More...

MIT creates sensor to alert co

MIT creates sensor to alert consumers of food spoilage

It may be easy to know when milk is rotten, but there are some spoiled foods that are indistinguishable from their fresh counterparts. This is especially true for foods contaminated by bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. Only once you’re battling food poisoning will you know that they were Read More...

Johnnie Walker whiskey to come

Johnnie Walker whiskey to come in plastic-free paper bottles starting 2021

As consumer product companies are coming under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of plastic in packaging, giant retailers are slowly starting to rethink the design of their products to the benefit of the environment. Among the latest protagonists of such efforts to tackle plastic waste is Read More...

Evian introduces a label-free,

Evian introduces a label-free, 100% recycled plastic bottle

When a plastic bottle ends up in a recycling plant, the label attached to it usually isn’t recycled. This is because the labels are made from a different type of plastic than the PET used in bottles. And while they’re technically recyclable, most recycling facilities don’t have the adequate Read More...