Sustainability
Hero of the Week: Monique Taffe

Hero of the Week: Monique Taffe

At just 22 years old, Monique Taffe is already an internationally recognized sustainable fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is a recent graduate of a British fashion school, a finalist for her designs last year in the London Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme 2018 and is making clothing with recycled textiles and objects. She also recently participated in the […]

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Maryland could become the first state to ban polystyrene food containers

Maryland could become the first state to ban polystyrene food containers


As the Huffington Post reported, Maryland could soon be the first state to completely ban polystyrene food containers. Last week, the state House of Delegates passed a measure to outlaw the disposable foam products, following up on a bill passed by the state Senate earlier this month. The legislation now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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Cities Struggle to Keep Recycling

Cities Struggle to Keep Recycling

As we have reported, China has stopped accepting U.S. trash for recycling, which leaves cities in a bind and many have had to cut back or stop recycling altogether. According to The New York Times, hundreds of cities across the country have had to drastically alter their recycling programs or cancel their programs amid increasing turmoil in global scrap markets.   Fiona Ma, the Treasurer of the State of California, put it bluntly, telling The Times, “We are in a crisis moment in the recycling movement right now.”

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Coca Cola’s Plastic – It’s The Real Thing

Coca Cola’s Plastic – It’s The Real Thing

The Coca-Cola Company, in an effort to be more transparent and decrease its environmental footprint, reported that it produced more than 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, and also announced that it will donate $5.4 million to a number of environmental organizations aimed at reducing plastic waste.

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One cool thing: seriously sustainable shoes

One cool thing: seriously sustainable shoes

The footwear industry manufactures approx 23 billion pairs of shoes a year, 95% of which end up in landfills and most of them won’t break down over time. Recently, Canadian footwear manufacturer SOLE along with American apparel company United By Blue introduced a pair of shoes made with recycled corks, bison fiber, merino wool, algae bloom foam, and rice […]

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One Cool Thing: Plug-In Trucks Are On The Way

One Cool Thing: Plug-In Trucks Are On The Way

Trucks are the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. but they have been completely absent from the plug-in electric vehicles market so far, but that is about to change.  There are five pickup truck models vying to be the first one to hit the showroom.  The most anticipated and likely first one out of the blocks […]

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