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Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

It's the Sophie's choice that has plagued shoppers for decades: “Paper or plastic?” You hear this question every time you check out at the grocery store (if you haven’t brought your own reusable or...
Aldi Will Remove 2.2 Billion Plastic Items From Stores By 2025

Aldi Will Remove 2.2 Billion Plastic Items From Stores By 2025

Aldi has committed to removing 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from its stores by 2025. This equates to roughly 2.2 billion plastic items. The new commitment is part of the supermarket chain's plastic reduction strategy,...
Amazon Greens the NHL With New Climate Pledge Arena

Amazon Greens the NHL With New Climate Pledge Arena

Global delivery giant Amazon has renamed Seattle's KeyArena, future home of the city's unnamed NHL (National Hockey League) team, the Climate Pledge Arena. The newly-christened stadium will run on renewable energy⁠—a mixture of on-site solar...
Scientists Have Created Enzymes That Will Eat Your Plastic Waste for Breakfast

Scientists Have Created Enzymes That Will Eat Your Plastic Waste for Breakfast

Scientists have created a mutant bacterial enzyme that can break down plastic bottles to be recycled in a matter of hours. Carbios, a green chemistry company based in France, revealed the new enzyme in research...
This Cleaning Brand Will Help You Break Up With Plastic

This Cleaning Brand Will Help You Break Up With Plastic

Cleaning products are a necessary part of life. But if you’re avoiding plastic, those bottles can take up to 1,000 years to decompose! So, your house may be clean but what about your planet? And...
New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

Plastic expiry date labels have appeared on more than a thousand products in supermarkets across London. The labels—spotted on meal deal items like smoothie bottles and salad containers—give an expiry date of 2499, and encourage...
Italy Is Now Home to Europe’s First Plastic-Free Ski Resort

Italy Is Now Home to Europe’s First Plastic-Free Ski Resort

An Italian ski resort hopes to become the first in Europe to go plastic-free. Pejo 3000, a small resort in Val di Sole, Trentino, cut back on plastic after the discovery of a significant...
Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

British supermarket chain Iceland just announced its upcoming vegan Christmas range. The new frozen food line is palm oil-free and largely plastic-free. Iceland will offer party food like mini meat-free cheeseburgers, called No Bull Burger...
Pornhub Joins the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Even Pornhub Is Joining the Fight Against Plastic Waste

Let's get this out of the way: most people have sex. We go quiet when it comes to anything having to do with getting it on -- solo or otherwise. And having honest discussions...
Tesco Is Banning Products Wrapped In Excessive Plastic

Tesco Is Banning Products Wrapped In Excessive Plastic

In an effort to target plastic pollution, Tesco will ban the sale of products from brands that use excessive packaging. The UK's largest supermarket chain is launching the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Reuse,...
San Francisco Airport Just Banned Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco Airport Just Banned Plastic Water Bottles

A ban on single-used plastic water bottles went into effect at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) earlier this week. Plastic is out for shops, restaurants, and vending machines, replaced by glass, aluminum, and certified compostable...
These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

Caterpillars could help us combat plastic pollution. Researchers at Cambridge University recently discovered that moth larvae have the ability to chew through plastic. The caterpillar, which eats wax in beehives, is able to degrade the chemical...
Adidas Just Made Another Vegan Shoe From Ocean Plastic

Adidas Just Made Another Vegan Shoe From Ocean Plastic

Adidas just upped its range of sustainable shoes. The largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe teamed up with Parley for the Oceans once again to create a vegan shoe out of ocean plastic. "These shoes are...
Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists have created a new form of plastic, which can be recycled indefinitely. Currently, many plastics cannot be recycled effectively. Consequently, they end up in landfills and in the ocean, posing a serious threat to...
This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

Sweet Release, a vegan cafe based in Wellington, New Zealand, offers discounts on zero waste tofu for all customers who bring their own containers. The vegan cafe, which offers tofu in bulk, announced the discount...
9 Ways to Make Your Summer Festivals Plastic-Free

9 Ways to Make Your Summer Festivals Plastic-Free

Festival season is here. It's the time to hustle up some friends, pack a bag (or several), plan a playlist, and hit the road. As great as festivals are for seeing your favorite artist live,...
This 70-Year-Old Grandmother Cleaned Up 52 Beaches Last Year

This 70-Year-Old Grandmother Cleaned Up 52 Beaches Last Year

Seventy-year-old grandmother Pat Smith, who lives in Cornwall, is more than just a regular retiree. Smith is "Action Nan," a plastic pollution-fighter who cleaned up 52 UK beaches last year. Inspired by a documentary on...
Solero’s Vegan Ice Lollies Are Now Plastic-Free

Solero’s Vegan Ice Lollies Are Now Plastic-Free

Solero's vegan Organic Peach ice lollies are going plastic-free. The Unilever-owned ice cream brand is testing out wrapper-less lollies in a new trial with online supermarket Ocado. The peach lollies -- made with organic fruits and...
Woman Develops Edible Plastic From Cactus Juice

Woman Develops Edible Plastic From Cactus Juice

A researcher in Mexico is using cactus leaves to make plastic that is biodegradable, sustainable, and edible. University of the Valley of Atemajac engineer Sandra Pascoe Ortiz recently appeared in a segment called People Fixing...
'Embarrassing’ Plastic Bags Will Make You Never Forget to Bring Your Own

‘Embarrassing’ Plastic Bags Will Make You Never Forget to Bring Your Own

"Embarrassing" plastic bags have been designed to help you remember to bring your reusable tote. It's not a secret that the world is currently in the midst of a plastic-related crisis. Single-use plastic is in...
Prince Harry Urges Hotels to Ban Single Use Plastics

Prince Harry Urges Hotels to Ban Single Use Plastics

Prince Harry is doing his best to follow a plastic-free, environmentally friendly lifestyle. According to Insider, the Duke of Sussex frequently flies on commercial airlines solo (as opposed to flying a whole entourage via private...