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

Wisdom Supply Co.: Planet-friendly stationery that’s waste-less and plastic-less

Wisdom Supply Co. are ensuring that your home office and your kids’ class needs are taken care of whilst caring for the planet thanks to their waste-less and plastic-less stationery. The Wisdom Supply Co. range of stationery includes cardboard ring binders, refillable dry erase markers, wax peel highlighters, cardboard pencil boxes, wooden rulers, stainless steel refillable pens and metal pen refills. The San Francisco-based brand … Continue reading Wisdom Supply Co.: Planet-friendly stationery that’s waste-less and plastic-less

Fang Thai Factory develop biodegradable take-away food packaging made of rice straw waste

Take-away food packaging made of rice straw, which can replace plastic food packaging, is being pioneered by Thailand company, Fang Thai Factory Fang Thai Factory, located in Lampang Province in Thailand has developed the technology to produce paper from the rice straw, a residue of the rice crop. The company provides one of the most environment-friendly options of packaging products in the market. Its paper … Continue reading Fang Thai Factory develop biodegradable take-away food packaging made of rice straw waste

PoEthic: Biodegradable plant pot offers a circular solution

PoEthic is a new plant pot made from from organic waste that breaks down into compost once planted in to soil, thereby closing the circular economy loop. The PoEthic® pot, created by the France-based startup Bioplasmar and SEDE, is made of bio-sourced and biodegradable materials from local resources. Intended for use in market gardening, horticulture and parks and gardens, the PoEthic pot is made from … Continue reading PoEthic: Biodegradable plant pot offers a circular solution

SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Green startup ChopValue has launched a “climate positive” modular shelving system made of 4,276 recycled chopsticks. Known as SMĪLE, the eco-friendly shelving unit is made from recycled chopsticks and construction steel, urban harvested from restaurants and construction sites. With its minimalist and space-saving design, the timeless shelving system would suit any interiors. The raw material, used in manufacturing the SMĪLE unit and other products from ChopValue’s range, is … Continue reading SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Canadian startup CleanO2, which created a device able to take CO2 from industrial furnaces and boilers and produce potash, has developed the “world’s first carbon capture soap”. CleanO2’s range of environmentally-friendly “carbon capture soaps” include body bars, liquid soaps, laundry detergent and car wash soap. The biodegradable soaps are available to purchase from the CleanO2 Using a device called CARBiNX, CleanO2 developed the technology to … Continue reading CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

Flip flops, made from algae, that are biodegradable have been developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego. This eco-friendly version of the iconic beach footwear is the brainchild of Mike Burkart, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the public research university in San Diego, California, who has developed a polymer from algae, which decomposes naturally. Mike Burkart told Reuters: “We begin by growing … Continue reading Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

BEYONDPLASTIC, a global initiative dedicated to reducing the use of single-use plastic products, has announced the winners of the 2020 BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD for sustainable design. The BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD – which recognises eco-responsible products and solutions and transforms single-use plastic products into solutions made of environmentally sound materials – looked at innovation and creativity in sustainable design in four categories: most practical impact to reduce the … Continue reading BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit

OTHERWARE – a collaboration between Pharrell Williams’ creative collective, i am OTHER, and circular design studio Pentatonic – has launched a portable dining kit made from recycled materials.  The Pebble, the first ever product from OTHERWARE, is a compact dining toolkit including a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, which easily folds away into a compact egg or pebble that fits into a purse, backpack or briefcase … Continue reading Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit