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13 Nov, 2019

Hemp Toilet Paper Could Change the World

     Did you know that before toilet paper was mass-produced, rich people would use wool, lace, or even hemp to wipe? And in 1857, when the first commercial toilet paper was invented in the USA, it was made from Manila Hemp that was moistened and soaked in Aloe.  10 years later the Scott brothers started manufacturing toilet paper from...

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06 Nov, 2019

What is the Future of Sustainable Footwear?

     In the past decade, we've seen a lot of fashion brands start to rethink their production methods.  We live in a society where mass production rules, however many consumers are becoming more conscious and aware of how they shop.  Many buyers want to know more information about how their products are made, who's making them, and how it...

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25 Oct, 2019

Pizza Hut is Taking a more 'Eco-Friendly' Approach to Pizza

      Lately, we've seen a bunch of fast-food restaurants making eco-friendly changes in an effort to reduce their footprint on the earth.  A lot of fast food places have been introducing plant based burgers and even expressing the urge to switch over to more environmentally friendly packaging.  Now, whether this comes from a genuine interest to be more eco-friendly...

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16 Sep, 2019

This Juicer 3D-prints BioPlastic Cups From Orange Peels

     The "Feel the Peel" juicer is probably one of the most impressive and innovative juicers you will ever see.  The juicer functions on a zero-waste model.  Oranges are loaded into the top of the machine, and when a customer is ready it will cut the orange in half and juice it. The peels of the orange are then...

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13 Sep, 2019

Kit Kat Uses Origami Paper to Replace Plastic Packaging

     “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today,” “Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.” These are words from Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider, and they are powerful indeed. Having 100%...

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03 Sep, 2019

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

    For many, making eco-friendly changes may seem like a daunting task.  Some may think that living a more eco-friendly life is more expensive, but this is not the case. In fact, there are many small changes you can make that can help you start living more sustainably and even help save you money.  Check out our list of 7...

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29 Aug, 2019

These 16 Inventions are Great Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

     For centuries, fossil fuels have been used to power the many things we use as a society. As we know, however, fossil fuels are classified as non-renewable because they take millions of years to form.  In addition, when fossil fuels are burned they create pollution.   Due to these setbacks, other forms of energy have been developed over the years;...

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22 Aug, 2019

The World's Largest Rooftop Farm

     In big cities where there are lots of skyscrapers and not much room for farmland, it may seem that farming is out of the question.  That is until you consider rooftop farming.  In NYC alone there is 14,000 acres of unused rooftop space; that amount of space could yield over 280 million pounds of produce yearly.  Brooklyn Grange has...

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15 Aug, 2019

These Bluetooth Headphones are Made From Recycled Materials

     House of Marley is known for making finely crafted speakers, headphones, and other music-related devices. Most of their devices are functional and very chic.  Their Liberate Air headphones are by far their most intriguing product, however. They are wireless Bluetooth headphones that are made from various recycled materials, essentially giving trash a second life. Everything about the Liberate Air is...

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14 Aug, 2019

Coca-Cola to Reduce Plastic by Selling Dasani in Aluminum Cans

     Major companies, especially in the beverage industry, are starting to face backlash for the use of so much plastic.  As more and more of them feel the pressure to be more eco-friendly, they are starting to switch up production methods.  Coca-Cola is one of the latest big companies to make a change.  Starting next month, they are going...

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24 Jul, 2019

Sustainable Brooklyn: Surf and Beach Clean Up

     Ever been to a beach cleanup?  Beach Cleanups are a fun and productive way to spend your day, and you are doing your part to help out the environment! Sustainable Brooklyn, in collaboration with @atongular and @meru_turao, is hosting a Surf & Beach Cleanup on August 4th from 9am - 3pm.  The beach day will take place at Beach...

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11 Jul, 2019

This 3D-Printed Bio-Wall Has Its Own Irrigation System

     3D-printing has proved to be an effective and efficient method when it comes to design. Almost anything can be created through the process of 3d-printing.  NOWLAB has understood the power of 3D printing since 2014 and their most recent creation harnesses 3D printing to create a piece of sustainable architecture.  Their creation is a 3D printed Bio-Wall that...

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