How to Remove Labels and Odors from Food Jars

March 27, 2017 by  
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In the realm of upcycling, empty food bottles are definitely rock stars. Use them to tote salads to work or as stylishly offbeat drinkware at a party. If your rolling pin is out of reach, pick up a bottle to flatten your dough. Even with no fuss,…

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5 Excuses People Make for Not Recycling (and Why They’re Wrong)

March 9, 2017 by  
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Recycling is one of the most beneficial habits for preserving our environment’s health and creating a more sustainable culture. The average American produces about 7.5 pounds of garbage every day; without recycling, that garbage goes into landfills…

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What to Do with Things You Can’t Recycle

January 23, 2017 by  
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Recycling is an excellent way to conserve resources, reuse materials and decrease the amount of raw materials being mined, logged or produced from scratch. It’s one of the environmental movement’s most successful enterprises in terms of…

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14 Smart Ways to Repurpose Food Packaging

January 13, 2017 by  
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Just a second — before tossing an empty Froot Loops box, butter tub or soda bottle into the recycling bin, determine if it offers redeemable qualities. Pantry staples and take-out orders yield lots of disposables, but some are deliciously versatile…

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Is Michigan’s Ban on Plastic Bag Bans Bad News for Waterways?

January 12, 2017 by  
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In 2016, a wave of plastic bag bans took effect across the country. In New York City, the city council approved a 5-cent fee, and the Massachusetts State Senate approved a 10-cent fee for paper bags and a ban on plastic bags. In California, voters…

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3 Big Reasons “Wish-cycling” Is Always a Bad Idea

January 11, 2017 by  
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We’ve all been there. You’re standing in front of the recycling bin with something in your hand — perhaps a beverage cap, crinkly cellophane wrapping, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a pizza box. You’re not entirely…

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Zero Waste Grocery Experience Goes Worldwide

May 31, 2016 by  
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Whenever I take a peak at the items in my trash can before bringing them to the dumpster, I am astonished by how much food packaging there is. My household is not unique: one-third of the materials in landfills consist of disposable food packaging….

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Sustainer aims to reduce waste with a reusable food container and reminder-based mobile app

January 19, 2016 by  
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Nowadays, many people bring their own canvas bags to the grocery store, but few take that same low-waste concept to dining out. In a bid to help make people change to less wasteful habits, product designer Andreas Eiken developed Sustainer , a concept that takes “the waste out of the to-go meal equation.” Created in collaboration with Kieran Wallace as part of Eiken’s fourth year thesis project at Emily Carr University, the Sustainer pairs a reminder-based mobile app with a reusable food container made from food-grade silicon. The app and container are designed together as a cohesive system that addresses the main barriers to people bringing a reusable container with them when getting food to go, including forgetting the container, leakage, and carrying space. + Andreas Eiken The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Students created the Self-Reliant glove to help people living with trembling and degenerative disorders

January 19, 2016 by  
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Trembling severely limits and challenges the elderly and people suffering from degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The inability to perform even smallest of everyday chores, like holding a glass of water, opening a bottle cap or buttoning a shirt, can have a depressing impact on one’s sense of independence and self-reliance. Self-Reliant glove is a sensor and actuator equipped smart glove, which amplifies and translates the faintest motion guided by fingers into robust action. Self-reliant glove uses the sense of touch, pressure and position to reinforce the strength, delicacy, and complexity of the human grip. It is meant to conform to natural hand movements, is lightweight and intuitive. This glove would be crafted from a high-strength polyester nano-fiber that offers excellent frictional properties, soft texture, as well as absorption and diffusion of moisture for added comfort. Since the actuators are soft, not rigid, finger movements are aided but not controlled by the glove. + IF World Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Video: The Power Of Plastics Recycling

August 25, 2015 by  
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Two-thirds of plastics recycling in the U.S. comes from common household and commercial items like bottles, shopping bags, and food containers. What accounts for the rest? And what does all that plastic become when it’s recycled? Learn more about…

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