Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — ecogreenlove

Upcycling is a great way to make use of old, damaged, or unwanted products by transforming them into something new and improved, rather than letting them go to waste. When it comes to home design, people typically use upcycling to create decorative accent pieces, but who’s to say you can’t upcycle in home remodel as well? via Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — … Continue reading Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — ecogreenlove

Brands that offer Eco-Schemes [eBook] — ecogreenlove

With a greater emphasis on bettering the environment, many of us are making a conscious effort on waste reduction. Brands are beginning to answer the public demand, working towards a circular economy. Did you know that many brands now offer respective eco-schemes? via Brands that offer Eco-Schemes [eBook] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Brands that offer Eco-Schemes [eBook] — ecogreenlove

Plastic trash turned into colourful tulip garden in Southern Phillipines city

A tulip garden, created from nearly 30,000 plastic bottles shaped into flowers, has opened in a Southern Phillipines city in order to raise environmental awareness. The tulip garden, which opened in September, was built from 26,877 bottles collected from 45 villages around Lamitan City in Basilan, an island province on the southwestern tip of the archipelago. Plastic bottles were cut into the shape of tulips … Continue reading Plastic trash turned into colourful tulip garden in Southern Phillipines city

CupCycling: Take-away coffee cups find new life as sketch pads, greetings cards and packaging

Specialist papermaker James Cropper is turning coffee cups into papers and packaging, as part of the world’s first recycling process dedicated to upcycling take-away cups. The initiative, known as CupCycling, saves take-away coffee cups from landfill and incineration, and turns them into environmentally-friendly papers. Around 2.5 billion cups are thrown away each year in the UK. The polyethylene coating of coffee cups means that they … Continue reading CupCycling: Take-away coffee cups find new life as sketch pads, greetings cards and packaging

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle your Appliance [Video + Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The concept of throwaway culture belongs in the waste bin of history. No longer is it necessary to toss out every washer, A/C, vacuum, fridge, and other household appliance and electronic device. This guide is designed to help you decide whether to repair, discard, or replace those broken machines in your life, and which avenues to pursue when you make those choices. via When to Repair, … Continue reading When to Repair, Replace or Recycle your Appliance [Video + Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Rome commuters can now trade in plastic bottles for metro ticket in new recycling initiative

Commuters in Rome who recycle plastic bottles at metro stations can accumulate credits for the purchase of bus and metro tickets. The experimental ecobonus system will be in place for one year at three metro stations: Cipro on the A line, Piramide on the B line, and S. Giovanni on the C line. Commuters can recycle plastic bottles in reverse vending machines in exchange for … Continue reading Rome commuters can now trade in plastic bottles for metro ticket in new recycling initiative

Empower: Creating a global solution to the plastic waste problem by incentivising clean-ups

Norwegian company Empower is building a global plastic waste ecosystem based on the same philosophy as the Norwegian bottle deposit system, incentivising the clean-up of plastic everywhere. Empower has devised a system which allows people to exchange plastic waste for tokens. The tokens can in turn be exchanged for money or used to pay for plastic clean-up in other locations. Collectors get paid a small … Continue reading Empower: Creating a global solution to the plastic waste problem by incentivising clean-ups

pluumo: Sustainable packaging material made from waste feathers offers alternative to polystyrene

UK startup Aeropowder has created a sustainable alternative to polystyrene with their thermal packaging material, pluumo, made from waste feathers from the poultry industry. Pluumo is a food-grade packaging material that is made up of 95% waste feathers from feathers not suitable for down, along with a 5% mix of a bio-binder, wrapped in a compostable sheet – all of which is biodegradable. Pluumo was … Continue reading pluumo: Sustainable packaging material made from waste feathers offers alternative to polystyrene

Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Plastic pollution is a problem that requires collective action to solve, and the first part of it is letting people know the problem exists. The goal of this infographic is to mass disseminate reasons and solutions. via Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove