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

Brewery creates machine that crushes beer bottles into a sand substitute to save New Zealand’s beaches

New Zealand-based brewery DB Breweries is aiming to protect and preserve its shorelines and reverse the country’s sand shortage by turning its used beer bottles into environmentally-friendly sand. The campaign, Beer Bottle Sand, aims to keep recyclable glass out of landfill and sand on the beaches of New Zealand, where erosion has noticeably receded the once vast beach expanses of the island. In New Zealand, three … Continue reading Brewery creates machine that crushes beer bottles into a sand substitute to save New Zealand’s beaches

South Korea now recycles 95% of its food waste

South Korea is taking the lead on cutting food waste – the country has gone from once only recycling 2% of its food waste to now recycling 95%. The massive hike is due to the mandatory recycling of food waste that was brought in by the South Korean government. In 2005, dumping food in landfill was banned. And in 2013, the South Korean government followed … Continue reading South Korea now recycles 95% of its food waste

Aquaman star Jason Momoa shaves off his beard to raise awareness of the planet, recycling and aluminum

Aquaman star Jason Momoa has shaved off his beard in a bid to raise awareness of the health of the planet and recycling, while also promoting a new range of canned water. The Hawaiian actor took to YouTube and social media accounts to share with his fans the moment he shaved off the famous facial hair, which has spawned many hipster beards like it, that … Continue reading Aquaman star Jason Momoa shaves off his beard to raise awareness of the planet, recycling and aluminum

Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

London-based artists have created a series of habitats for wildlife – which will house local birds, bats and insects in a Greenwich park – by upcycling IKEA products. To mark the launch of IKEA’s new sustainable store in South London, the flat-pack retailer teamed up with artists including Hattie Newman, Adam Furman and Supermundane to transform chairs, tables and kitchen worktops into liveable spaces for animals. … Continue reading Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

Good Net: New project turning ghost nets into volleyball nets launches on Copacabana Beach

Good Net, a new project which upcycles discarded fishing nets into volleyball nets for local communities, has been launched on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach. The Good Net project is a team effort between the international governing body for volleyball, FIVB, and the marine conservation group, Ghost Fishing, acting as one to remove Ghost Nets from the ocean and give them new life as volleyball … Continue reading Good Net: New project turning ghost nets into volleyball nets launches on Copacabana Beach

FastFeetGrinded turning used sneakers into new products

The recycling and reuse of every product is possible and is imminent – right down to those used sneakers it appears. FastFeetGrinded collects used shoes, pulverises and separates them in a Netherlands-based factory and supplies the granulate as raw material to producers of playgrounds, outdoor sports fields, athletics tracks and sports shoes. The Netherlands-based business, along with local retailers, collects old shoes – running shoes … Continue reading FastFeetGrinded turning used sneakers into new products

Norway creates “most efficient and environmentally friendly ways” of recycling plastic bottles by incentivising recycling

Norway has created one of the “most efficient and environmentally friendly ways” of recycling plastic bottles, by incentivising recycling. Norway’s model is based on a loan scheme, which means when a consumer buys a plastic bottle, they are charged a small additional fee equivalent to about 13 to 30 US cents. This fee can be returned for a deposit, or to small shops and gas … Continue reading Norway creates “most efficient and environmentally friendly ways” of recycling plastic bottles by incentivising recycling

Local council and plastics packaging manufacturer create UK’s first local circular economy for plastic

Huntingdonshire has created the UK’s first local circular economy for plastic – whereby discarded plastics are collected, cleaned, reprocessed and reused all within the region. The initiative is being led by Huntingdonshire District Council in collaboration with a local plastics packaging manufacturer, Charpak Ltd. Under the scheme, packaging is removed from bins in the street, cleaned and processed and then recycled back into plastic to … Continue reading Local council and plastics packaging manufacturer create UK’s first local circular economy for plastic

Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

A Southern Italy-based bookseller is encouraging children to read while doing something for the environment by offering free books to those who bring him one plastic bottle and one aluminum can to recycle. Michele Gentile, who founded the Ex Libris Cafe bookshop in Polla, a small town near Salerno, told CNN his goal is to spread passion for books and a love for reading among those … Continue reading Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle