Sustainability
One Cool Thing: AI Exposes Greenwashing

One Cool Thing: AI Exposes Greenwashing

A team of experts from University College Dublin is using artificial intelligence to help consumers find out the truth about their favorite brands’ sustainability efforts. The project, called GreenWatch, is fighting back against “greenwashing,” which happens when companies mislead consumers to seem more environmentally friendly than they truly are. GreenWatch’s AI scans the media statements and websites of 700 global companies […]

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One Cool Thing: Wearing Pineapples

One Cool Thing: Wearing Pineapples

Sustainable couture can be hard to find in a world of fast fashion, micro-trends, and viral fashion sensations. But pineapples could be the key to keeping your look fresh and sustainable. The Dole Sunshine Company is partnering with textile company Ananas Anam to make some sweet and sustainable innovations. The companies will work together to turn natural byproducts of the […]

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Detergent Pods May Release Plastics into Environment Despite Sustainability Claims

Detergent Pods May Release Plastics into Environment Despite Sustainability Claims

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Though most reasonable people abstained from the 2018 viral  Tide Pod Challenge, it turns out the public may be unwittingly consuming the candy-like detergent pods anyway. A new study has found that up to 75% of plastics from detergent pods end up in the environment despite claims by manufacturers that […]

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Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Ford Motor Company has announced that it will be spending more on electric vehicles (EVs) than on internal combustion models in 2023. The news comes as the Biden administration continues negotiations with the nation’s automakers to ensure that 40% or more of all vehicles sold will be electric by the end […]

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A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

In the fight against climate change, protecting nature can be a very powerful tool in sequestering carbon and serving as a means of protection from the inevitable effects of a warming planet. Nature-based solutions (NBS) harness the power of nature and existing ecosystems to better store atmospheric carbon and increase the resilience of human communities […]

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One Cool Thing: Gold Medal in Recycling

One Cool Thing: Gold Medal in Recycling

While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones […]

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