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Follow these 7 tips to become an expert thrift shopper

Thrift shopping is a stylish and effective way to reduce the impact that fashion has on the planet. It’s also trendy at the moment, which means there’s a whole array of different thrift shops and websites offering second-hand clothing for you to explore. Before you go hunting for second-hand Read More...

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This reusable package aims to slash the environmental costs of e-commerce

Among the key environmental issues that come with e-commerce is the overwhelming amount of single-use packaging it uses for deliveries. A Finnish-based startup is now proving that the industry can do better. Using an innovative reusable system, RePack provides packaging-as-a-service to online Read More...

Burger King is testing reusabl

Burger King is testing reusable containers for sandwiches and drinks

Amid growing awareness about the world’s plastic binge, fast-food chains have come under increasing pressure from the public to shrink their environmental footprint. Last month, for example, we saw McDonald’s partner with reusable packaging brand Loop to experiment with reusable cups. Now, Read More...

These refillable cleaning prod

These refillable cleaning products help you reduce plastic waste

Reducing plastic consumption is one of the most effective ways to tackle plastic pollution. That’s why, here at The Optimist Daily, we love hearing about solutions tackling the plastic problem at the source. The latest we’ve come across was developed by UK startup Spruce. Its solution to Read More...

Levi’s is launching a market

Levi’s is launching a marketplace for your old jeans

Have an old pair of Levi’s jeans lying around? It could fetch you up to $25 if you bring it back to one of the brand’s US stores. In an attempt to embrace the circular economy, Levi has launched a new program in which the company buys old Levi’s jeans, cleans them, and sells them in a new Read More...

Salomon’s new running shoes

Salomon’s new running shoes are 100% recyclable

The problem with most shoes is that they are produced with a mix of materials and glues, making them nearly impossible to recycle. A new pair of running shoes from the French company Salomon wants to show the shoe industry that, yes, it’s possible to create a shoe where every single part of it Read More...

Refill station in NYC laundrom

Refill station in NYC laundromat offers waste-free cleaning products

As we’ve seen with Nivea’s recent initiative to test a refill station in Germany, the reuse movement is steadily getting more attention as a solution that can reduce our overwhelming amount of plastic waste. A similar initiative that’s taking roots in New York City is yet another positive Read More...

Seventh Generation takes susta

Seventh Generation takes sustainability to a new level with plastic-free packaging

As brands are increasingly shifting towards more eco-friendly practices, one of the first challenges they are striving to overcome is getting rid of plastic waste associated with packaging. Among the latest to embark on such a zero-waste journey is cleaning product company Seventh Generation, known Read More...

Designers repurpose architectu

Designers repurpose architectural mockups into useful community structures

Large-scale development projects usually require architectural mockups typically constructed from high-end, resilient materials, designed to simulate various parts of a planned building. Unfortunately, instead of being repurposed or put to good use after review, those architectural mockups are Read More...

Patagonia’s ReCrafted collec

Patagonia’s ReCrafted collection is giving worn-out garments a second life

There’s already something sad about an article of clothing reaching the end of its life. But throwing it away after wearing it for so many times just doesn’t feel right, especially since you know that it will most probably end up in a landfill and pollute the environment. Patagonia is trying Read More...