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These classic deodorant lines now come in zero-waste packagings

Coming up with new delivery models and redesigning the packaging of consumer goods is an essential step in achieving a future where plastic waste is obsolete. This is particularly relevant when it comes to giant fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers who are the main contributors to our global Read More...

These biodegradable tote bags

These biodegradable tote bags are made of food and textile waste

Replacing single-use plastic bags with a tote that you can use multiple times is a good way to help cut waste from your shopping routine. It is, however, important to note that producing cotton bags is actually quite resource-intensive, meaning that you may have to reuse them tens of times before Read More...

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This simple solution uses flowers to recycle waste water in your home

From saving on utility bills to helping replenish groundwater, recycling water has many benefits for both people and the planet. Not long ago, we shared a story about Hydraloop, a water recycling system that can be installed in homes and offices to help reduce water waste. Now, we would like to Read More...

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Starbucks moves to make reusable cups the new normal

The vast majority of take-away coffee cups from Starbucks are single-use, non-biodegradable, and non-recyclable. That may soon change though, thanks to the company’s recent initiative to integrate reusable cups across more of its stores. Seattle is one of the first places to test such a reuse Read More...

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This supermarket chain wants you to stop buying single-use water bottles

According to Statista, more than half a trillion plastic bottles will be produced this year, the vast majority of which will escape the recycling loop and end up in landfills, polluting the environment. In an effort to do its part, supermarket chain New Seasons Market has decided to remove Read More...

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This new delivery platform uses reusable containers to cut plastic waste

Food and packaging containers together account for almost 45 percent of landfill materials in the US. A large part of that waste comes from takeout orders, where single-use plastic packaging has been normalized. A new delivery service in New York City, called DeliverZero, wants to change that by Read More...

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This refillable deodorant from Dove avoids single-use plastic packaging

As the plastic crisis becomes harder to avoid, big brands are under increasing pressure to shift their practices towards sustainability. One of the latest brands to do so is Dove. Looking to provide a better alternative to the single-use plastic deodorant stick, which ends up in a bin within Read More...

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Startup transforms 32m discarded chopsticks into sleek household items

Have you ever wondered what happens to the chopsticks we carelessly throw away after using them only once? Well, unsurprisingly, the vast majority of them end up in landfills, further contributing to the unsurmountable pile of waste burdening waste management capacities. In a bid to instead give Read More...

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How to cook using your old Christmas tree

The early days of January are the time of year where we start seeing old Christmas trees lying on the side of the road, but if you have yet to toss out your old tree, Julia Georgallis has a recommendation for you: try eating it! In her new book titled How to Eat Your Christmas Tree, Georgallis Read More...

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Nivea is testing a refill station in Germany that aims to reduce plastic waste

One of the most effective ways to close the tap on plastic pollution is to reduce the material’s production in the first place. Reusable packaging plays a key role here since it allows for a product to be consumed over and over again without the need for unnecessary single-use plastic. To Read More...