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GM Churns 2 Million Water Bottles Into Fleece

General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.

Is The New ‘Plastics and Sustainability’ Report Greenwash?

Trucost and the American Chemistry Council say plastic is 'green' in a new study? Is this claim all it's cracked up to be?

Industry Study Touts Environmental Benefits of Plastic

The American Chemistry Council insists via a commissioned report that plastic has an environmental impact far smaller than alternative materials such as glass…

Shampoo and Conditioner Startup Ditches Plastic Bottles

If there is one personal care startup that has the potential to disrupt a stodgy industry, and score enough venture capital funding to…

Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner To Make Bioplastic From Agave

Ford's initial assessments “suggest the material holds great promise due to its durability and aesthetic qualities.”

Toymakers Take the Lead On Sustainable Plastics

A sort of symbolism plays into the exploration of alternative, sustainable plastic materials for toys. When toymakers break from petroleum-based feedstocks, they signify…

Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…

Your Patagonia Jacket Is Probably Polluting Waterways

A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world's waterways -- and…

Microplastic: The McDonald’s of the Sea for Young Fish

At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers…

New York City Passes Disposable Bag Fee

The New York City Council passed a five-cent fee on disposable shopping bags last week. Will more cities follow suit?

Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the…

Beauty and the Beast: Our Love For Plastic Has a Dark Side

When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at…

Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.

Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…