A sportswear company stays true to its sustainable slam dunk

August 25, 2017 by  
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How Ruth True founded Nube9, dominated the youth sportswear market and diverted 795,000 plastic bottles from the landfill.

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Beer made from recycled bread is coming to the U.S.

May 5, 2017 by  
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A brewery in London is taking a bite out of food waste . Launched last year, Toast makes its beers from surplus fresh bread, including the heel ends of loaves, that would otherwise feed the landfill. Toast combines the bread with malted barley, hops, yeast, and water to craft its lagers, which are sold to raise money for charity. A full 100 percent of its profits, in fact, goes to Feedback , a nonprofit working to end wasted food across the globe. It is the rare bakery that doesn’t have a ton of leftover bread at the end of the day—more, perhaps, than any food bank can distribute. In fact, as much as one-third of loaves likely head directly from the oven to the landfill. Related: Quebec food waste program to rescue 30.8 million pounds of food Although food waste is somewhat of a modern concern, brewing tipple from bread isn’t. Toast uses a recipe based on a formula that hails from 4,000 B.C., when people in Mesopotamia and Egypt made a “divine drink” from bread baked from emmer wheat. Now, Toast wants to take its show on the road, specifically to New York City, where it hopes to produce an American pale ale by the Fourth of July. Related: British supermarket chain launches trucks powered by food waste “NYC bakeries are already knocking down our door to bring surplus loaves directly from their ovens to the brewery?,” it wrote on its crowdfunding page. “This campaign will guarantee our ability to produce 100 [barrels] of beer in NYC—with that, we’ve got a social business on our hands!” Cheers to that! + Toast on Indiegogo + Toast Via Treehugger

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5 Ways to make socially responsible clothing choices

January 15, 2017 by  
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According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme , the average U.K. household owns approximately £4,000 worth of clothes but only uses about 70% of their wardrobe. A third of that clothing often ends up in the landfill, even if it was worn just once . Our sister site Ecouterre put together five ways you can make this year a better one with socially responsible clothing choices. From mending clothes to fighting fast fashion, click through to see them all.

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Packers to Recycle Lambeau Field Scoreboards

February 2, 2012 by  
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Off-season renovations are underway at Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. But old materials aren’t headed for the landfill. They’re being recovered for recycling, according to recent news reports. This week, work crews…

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Old Christmas Trees Protect Marine Life

December 29, 2011 by  
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When residents in Riverside County, Calif., drop off their Christmas trees for recycling this year, they’ll not only be saving space in the landfill; they’ll also be helping marine life. The waste management department for the county, which lies…

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10 Honda Factories Are Now "Zero Waste"

July 15, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Rennett Stowe via Flickr /CC BY Put simply, it’s just really dumb that we’re sending streams of waste to the landfill in 2011. Smart companies — and some smart governments — have figured out that it’s much better to reuse that stuff, or prevent the waste from building up in the first place. Hence, nations like Denmark send only 3% of their junk to landfills . And companies like Honda have made their factories essentially

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Ritzy Concert Hall Hosting Symphony Played Entirely On Trash

April 29, 2010 by  
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Photos via Recology Recology is a program run out of the San Francisco Dump, bringing artists to the landfill to make new, beautiful things out of whatever they find coming in from trash cans. TreeHugger has visited the dump before , and the art coming from the Recology program is amazing…but now, so too will be the sounds. On May 9th, the symphony hall in San Francisco’s Civic Center will come alive with the music of trash, as some 30 instruments made of reclaimed objects sound out a symphony

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Atlanta Starts The New Year Right, Offers a Free IMAX Movie for Old Cell Phones (Video)

January 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via functoruser We wish more places would offer incentives like this, especially considering that most people are far more likely to recycle their phones when offered something in exchange . Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum is offering free IMAX movie tickets for people who bring in their cell phones as a way of saying, “Thanks for not putting electronic waste in the landfill where it can turn into poison.” Check out the movie that people get to se… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Freegle: Freecycle for the UK

December 7, 2009 by  
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Image via: jahat on Flickr.com I Love Freegle , the new site dedicated to keeping someone’s trash or treasure out of the landfill, is now available in communities across the UK. With over 200 member communities and over 1 million people actively involved in Freegle, what are you waiting for? Who knows what treasures are just waiting for you to discover ?…

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Grass to Gas: Landfills Want Yard Waste

November 15, 2009 by  
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A landfill gas-to-energy plant in Conestoga, Pennsylvania. When it comes to corporations fighting climate change, landfill owners don’t necessarily leap to mind.

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