Cardboard pellet project aims to create home heating fuel while saving cardboard being sent to landfill

Waste cardboard is being used to create home heating fuel in Canada by mixing in with conventional wood pellets, in an initiative that could save cardboard being sent to landfill. The Invuik-based Aurora Research Institute is carrying out a pilot project where researchers are shredding the cardboard into tiny particles, before the particles are fed into a pellet maker, which heats and compresses the material. The … Continue reading Cardboard pellet project aims to create home heating fuel while saving cardboard being sent to landfill

LEGO launch Botanical Collection made from plant-based plastics for mindful building experiences

For anyone who loves having flowers at home all year round, LEGO have revealed a new range for nature enthusiasts that are made from plant-based plastic with their decorative Botanical Collection. LEGO aims to creates mindful building experiences for adults especially with its Botanical Collection, which features a stunning Flower Bouquet and a Bonsai Tree. LEGO’s Flower Bouquet is a 756-piece set featuring a host … Continue reading LEGO launch Botanical Collection made from plant-based plastics for mindful building experiences

Give dirty dishes an eco-friendly scrub down with EcoVibe’s dish washing soap bar

Those looking to cut down on single-use plastic in their kitchen even further may want to soak their dirty dishes with EcoVibe’s Handmade Dish Washing Soap Bar. Made with coconut oil, lemon oil, citric acid and sodium carbonante, the chemical-free dish washing soap bar is tough on grease and baked-on food, but gentle on the environment and kind on sensitive skin too, given its hypoallergenic formula.   … Continue reading Give dirty dishes an eco-friendly scrub down with EcoVibe’s dish washing soap bar

Lifepack develops biodegradable plates from pineapple waste that can be planted after use

Colombian company Lifepack has found a way to make biodegradable plates from recycled pineapple scraps. The plates also have real seeds in them, and can be planted after use. Lifepack is the brainchild of Claudia Isabel Barona Bonilla and her husband Andrés Benavides López de Mesa. The couple had the vision to create a product that when planted, or even thrown down as litter, will … Continue reading Lifepack develops biodegradable plates from pineapple waste that can be planted after use

Mexican startup Biofase create bioplastic from avocado pits

Mexican startup Biofase has created a bioplastic from avocado pits, which breaks down fast and requires less fossil fuels to produce. Last year, Americans consumed over 6 billion avocados – leaving behind mounds of inedible pits. Avocado pits or seeds are a large source agroindustrial waste in Mexico, with most end up being burned at landfill sites. In 2012, Biofase discovered that avocado seeds can … Continue reading Mexican startup Biofase create bioplastic from avocado pits

Full Circle: Putting walnut shell power in to house cleaning products

Are you looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to clean your pots and pans with? Walnut shells work as a natural abrasive to scrub surfaces without scratching, and so Full Circle have created a line of products made from the material that will assist with your everyday cleaning. The Full Circle walnut shell range, which includes a scour pad and scrubber sponge, although not entirely … Continue reading Full Circle: Putting walnut shell power in to house cleaning products

Growbar: Ready-to-grow seed collection encouraging gift receivers to grow their own food

Looking for some eco-friendly stocking fillers to encourage family members or friends to learn to grow their own produce and be self-sufficient? Growbars will do just that. Growbars are easy to grow, seed collections, nestled in fertile coir bars – a sustainable alternative to peat that’s made with coconut fibres – carefully created and packaged by a South London-based team. The collection of Growbars includes … Continue reading Growbar: Ready-to-grow seed collection encouraging gift receivers to grow their own food

French company develops hemp face masks as an alternative to single-use plastic face masks

French company Geochanvre have created a face mask made primarily from hemp, in an attempt to reduce plastic waste during the coronavirus pandemic from single-use protective gear that is polluting the oceans. In what has been touted by the French industrial company as “the first ecological and ethical consumer mask”, the biocompostable mask is composed of a 100% vegetable filtering felt in natural French hemp … Continue reading French company develops hemp face masks as an alternative to single-use plastic face masks

The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

If you are looking for a gift to give an environmentally-conscious candle lover this holiday season, check out The Recycled Candle Company. Putting leftover candle wax to good use, The Recycled Candle Company collect scrap candle wax, take it away to be recycled and given new life. The Exeter-based company works closely with businesses such as hotels, restaurants and churches in Devon and London, as … Continue reading The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly platform to help customers shop for sustainable products

Amazon has launched a new shopping platform, Climate Pledge Friendly, to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly badge on more than 40,000 products in Europe to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the … Continue reading Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly platform to help customers shop for sustainable products