It’s Friday, which means many of us are just counting the minutes until happy hour. After enjoying a bottle of wine , it’s always a bit sad to dump the bottle in the recycling bin. Although there are plenty of upcycling options for wine bottles , many require a fairly large dose of creativity. Protea (PROH-tee-uh) is a new brand of wine that aims to unleash your inner upcycling genius while complementing your favorite dinner. Each Protea bottle is specifically made to be reused – for floral displays, to hold olive oil, or as a beverage container. The possibilities are practically endless! Read the rest of Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alcohol , Creative Reuse , Fashion , fashion designer , happy hour , Mark Eisen , Protea , recycling , South Africa , upcycling , wine , Wine Bottles
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Can technology save the world? In short: No, not by itself. A sweeping set of changes in the way we interact with the planet is needed to stabilize our rapidly deteriorating biosphere and avert a bleak future. Technology is simply a tool to help us achieve these changes. A dangerous argument, however, is when decision-makers and influencers say our impact on the planet is not a concern, and changes in our behavior are not needed in the near future, or ever, because technology will save us. Sounds ridiculous, but various forms of this argument are commonly invoked in government and international forums, particularly when profits and votes come into play. Read the rest of Can Technology Save the World? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: can tech save the world , drones , eco-innovations , environmental damage , genetic engineering , global issues , life saving inventions , recycling , tech solutions for a changing world , technology and climate change , technology and global warming , water issues
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Two Lisbon-based entrepreneurs have devised a way to build a new bike from discarded car parts – and they’re planning to ride it the same number of miles that the original vehicle drove to compensate for its air-polluting past. The initiative is called the Carma Project , and it was organized by Leo Burnett Lisbon and B-Bicycle Culture Magazine to raise awareness and provoke constructive debate about urban mobility and alternative modes of transportation . Read the rest of The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: B-Bicycle Culture Magazine , bicycle design , bicycle sharing , bike out of car parts , CARMA bicycle , green bicycle design , green design , green transportation , Leo Burnett Lisbon , Rcicla Bicletas , recycled car parts , Recycled Materials , recycling , shared bicycles lisbon , urban cycling
The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts
In one month, 300 participating schools conserved over 1.5 GW of electricity as part of the Green Cup Challenge.
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How schools across the U.S. united to save 2.5M pounds of CO2
Staples' 1,500 locations will send e-waste to e-Stewards certified recyclers.
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Staples brings responsible e-waste recycling across the U.S.
Is carbon positive packaging possible? Polythene U.K. claims its newly launched Polyair packaging, made from sugar cane, actively removes carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere.
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New carbon-positive plastic could reduce packaging emissions
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A slew of converted shipping containers are expected to help ease a growing homelessness epidemic in cities across England. The number of homeless youth has tripled in the UK in the last few years, prompting groups like Charity Forest YMCA and Brighton Homeless Trust to convert shipping containers into affordable housing. The move is expected to act as a stepping stone for youth trying to re-enter the work force. Read the rest of Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , affordable housing , brighton , Charity Forest YMCA , converted shipping containers , east london , England , homeless crisis , homelessness , recycling , repurposed materials , shipping container homes , sustainable design , UK , Urban design , urban housing
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Both sides in the extended producer responsibility debate want changes made to how recycling works in the U.S., but don't agree on how to do it.
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What will it take to change packaging recycling in the U.S.?
What you can learn from the 20th anniversary edition of the communications company's sustainability and responsibility report.
Ericsson puts sustainability in context