Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Volunteers on Malaysia’s resort island of Tioman are cleaning up beaches of ocean-bound plastic every weekend, which is then transformed by a local recycling plant into pellets and made into a range of products including auto parts, home appliances and furniture. Heng Hiap, based in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, is one of a growing number of companies working with environmentalists to collect and … Continue reading Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Design studio creates bento-style food containers from sustainable materials to rethink takeaway packaging

A sustainable option for restaurant takeaway containers that is reusable and plastic foam-free has been conceptualised by design studio PriestmanGoode, as part of Wallpaper* magazine’s Re-Made project. The London-based studio has designed a range of bento-style food containers and a bag for takeaway deliveries based on circular design principles. The new concept features a bento-style stacking system, eliminating the need for individual lids by placing each … Continue reading Design studio creates bento-style food containers from sustainable materials to rethink takeaway packaging

Morrisons set to ditch all plastic bags from checkouts in favour of reusable paper bags

Morrisons is planning to scrap all plastic bags from its checkouts, in a move that will make it the first UK supermarket to ditch plastic “bags for life”. The supermarket has kicked off a trial at eight stores in Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Scotland, Wales and Yorkshire, with all bags for life replaced by paper carrier bags instead. Morrisons decided to take the step to remove all … Continue reading Morrisons set to ditch all plastic bags from checkouts in favour of reusable paper bags

Genius Ways to Repurpose K-Cups [Visual] — ecogreenlove

K-Cups make life easier in a lot of ways. They’re fast, convenient, and a surefire way to satisfy a caffeine addiction. There’s just one (big) problem with these little coffee dispensers: K-Cups are a bane for the environment. Here are just a couple of the many creative ways to reuse K-Cups 💚 Genius Ways to Repurpose K-Cups [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Genius Ways to Repurpose K-Cups [Visual] — ecogreenlove

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

Mastercard promotes the use of sustainable credit cards made from degradable and ocean plastics

Mastercard is promoting the use of sustainable credit cards, helping financial institutions to issue cards made from approved materials – recyclable, bio-sourced, chlorine-free, degradable and ocean plastics. A new directory of sustainable materials and vendors for card products, launched by Mastercard, aims to make sustainable choice the preferred option for all financial institutions worldwide and drive enhanced innovation. Mastercard’s sustainable card offerings are available to … Continue reading Mastercard promotes the use of sustainable credit cards made from degradable and ocean plastics

Lockdown Green-up: Food waste down and recycling rates up in the UK

Enforced lockdown has made UK residents take a greener approach to how they deal with their rubbish by being better at recycling, new research has found. According to UK-based waste collection company Business Waste, recycling rates have skyrocketed during the lockdown period, and less food being thrown away. Research by Business Waste found the amount of recycling being processed in the UK has increased overall … Continue reading Lockdown Green-up: Food waste down and recycling rates up in the UK

Plant-based bottles, made from sustainable plant sugars, could be on supermarket shelves by 2023

Plant-based bottles, made from sustainable plant sugars, which would decompose in a year when composted, are being developed by renewable chemicals company Avantium. The Netherlands-based biochemicals company plans to break down sustainable plant sugars from corn, wheat or beets into simple chemical structures that can then be rearranged to form a new plant-based plastic. The plant plastic, which is designed to be resilient enough to … Continue reading Plant-based bottles, made from sustainable plant sugars, could be on supermarket shelves by 2023

Guide to Electronic Waste Recycling [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Electronics is becoming one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams in the world. As devices become more accessible and affordable, more and more of these items go into landfills. Technology aims to make lives easier. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to live more efficiently, but the detrimental environmental effects of consuming electronics at a rapid rate can no longer be ignored. What’s worse, electronic … Continue reading Guide to Electronic Waste Recycling [Visual] — ecogreenlove