Today’s Solutions: June 16, 2024

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Chile's single-use plastic ban will cut over 23,000 tons of waste annually

In a major win for environmentalists and marine ecosystems, Chile has passed a plastic regulation bill that would cut the country’s plastic waste by over 23,000 tons per year. Among other things, the new law will take aim at reducing plastic waste in the food industry and will also introduce a Read More...

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This reusable and biodegradable sponge can help clean up oil spills

Most of the materials designed for removing oil spills from water are single-use, meaning that they’re bound to eventually end up in landfills. We've written about the potential to use shed dog fur for oil spill cleanups, and now, scientists have developed an oil-absorbing sponge that can be used Read More...

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Cheap reusable water bottle made of aluminum aims to cut down plastic waste

As water refill stations become more common, consumer habits of carrying reusable bottles haven’t necessarily kept up. That’s why FloWater, a company that makes refill stations, is now beginning to offer a new type of aluminum reusable bottle next to its equipment — for roughly the same cost Read More...

Taco Bell will make its eco-co

Taco Bell will make its eco-conscious consumers happier with green packaging

As more companies in the food and beverage industry are beginning to rethink their packing practices, one of America’s biggest fast-food chains is making sure it’s not falling behind. Taco Bell has recently announced its latest commitments to clean up its environmental footprint by getting Read More...

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This coffee shop chain plans to become zero waste by the end of 2020

People’s strong love for coffee, combined with our western society’s throwaway culture, sends an overwhelming amount of waste to landfills, putting a serious strain on the environment. And while finding a sustainable alternative to the disposable coffee cup has proved difficult, the ultimate Read More...

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CupClub makes your morning coffee sleeker and effortlessly sustainable 

The to-go coffee cup is a symbol of the on-the-go worker: an iconic image of the modern professional. But the image of 600 billion discarded coffee cups clogging up oceans and landfills each year is far less glamorous. Architect Safia Qureshi wanted to make coffee cups more sustainable, without Read More...