Concord, Mass., a town that's no stranger to progressive, eco-minded thinking, officially becomes one of the first municipalities in the U.S. to outlaw the sale of standard-sized, single-use bottled water.
A Portuguese design firm has found a clever way to repurpose an all-too-common form of plastic waste while also creating "a home for nature in our home."
Eco-minded modular carpeting behemoth Interface and the Zoological Society of London expand Net-Works, a coastal cleanup/recycling initiative that benefits impoverished fishing communities in the Philippines.
Although Houstonites may be good at a lot of things, recycling is not one of them. And knowing that residents may never come around, the city proposes a technologically advanced solution dubbed One Bin for All.
Michael Bloomberg takes a breather from his health kick to introduce a small army of solar-powered waste and recycling stations that will be installed in the trash-generating heart of New York City.
Trendy and spendy Swedish clothier Nudie Jeans continues its mission to give worn-out old pants a second lease on life with Post Consumer Recycled Denim Rugs.
From Tel Aviv-based sustainable designer Adital Ela comes Terra, a line of compostable stools and lampshades made from agricultural waste, compressed soil and manure.
Young musicians who live in a Paraguayan slum built atop a landfill play on instruments they created from trash. The filmmakers behind ‘Landfill Harmonic’ have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help tell their story to a wider audience.
In perhaps the biggest push to bump New York City's recycling rate to 30 percent by 2017, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the immediate inclusion of rigid plastics in the city's recycling program.
We all know that fire hoses save lives. Now, Oakland-based Oxgut Hose Co. is rescuing retired hoses from landfills by upcycling them into functional items for the home including eye-catching and versatile mats.
New study shows that people are less likely to recycle items that have been cut, crushed, crumpled or otherwise physically altered.
Although the last thing you may want a pendant lamp to remind you of is drudgery and set-in stains, all laundry associations disappear with Willem Heeffer's lovely lighting collection made from salvaged washing machine drums.
Johnson & Johnson launches a bathroom recycling campaign after discovering that even the most dedicated household recyclers fall short when it comes to keeping spent bath and body products out of the trash.
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