Company Turns Avocado Pit Waste Into Biodegradable Straws and Cutlery

April 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Man figures out how to make bioplastic out of food waste, rather than food, making it as cheap as regular plastic

Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

April 14, 2019 at 3:27 am

“HempWood” is 20 percent harder than oak, and grows 100 times as fast. It’s a sustainable alternative for hardwood furniture, flooring and more.

Man Makes and Sells Compostable Wild Grass Straws

April 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm

This man has come up with a super sustainable — and truly biodegradable —substitute for plastic straws.

This City Bans Cars Every Sunday and Everyone Loves It

April 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Over 2 million cars and motorcycles are cleared off the roads of Bogotá, Colombia every Sunday to make way for bicycles, roller skates, scooters and skateboards

Credit: Juan Cristóbal Cobo, National Geographic

Indigenous Canadians in Water Crisis as Nestlé Drains A Million Gallons a Day From Their Land

April 10, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Native Americans in Ontario are living with dried up, contaminated wells and no running water, while Nestle extracts nearly a million gallons of water a day from their reservation.

Lokarenhtha Thomas and son who gets rashes from lack of clean water. Credit: Jennifer Roberts for the Guardian

ALDI Pledges 100% Compostable or Recyclable Packaging by 2025

April 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

ALDI becomes first grocery store to promise to switch to all compostable or recyclable packaging on all products

Kroger Says Goodbye to Plastic Shopping Bags

April 8, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Paper or paper? Or, better yet, bring your own bag to Harris Teeter, Ralph’s and other Kroger-owned stores. Soon, plastic won’t be an option

Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens

April 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Florida passes law saying cities can’t stop people from growing food on their own property, even in their front yards

Credit: Todd Anderson New York Times, Orlando couple will now be able to keep vegetable garden

Caribou Officially Extinct in the Lower 48 States

April 4, 2019 at 2:49 pm

The last of America’s wild reindeer has been placed in captivity

Study: Having Fewer Toys Makes Children More Imaginative and Intelligent

April 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm

De-cluttering children’s playrooms boosts creativity and cognitive development, study finds