Popular Business & Policy
- Go Green At The Office With These 7 Tips
Many offices still follow practices that aren’t environmentally-friendly. You can help green your office with these simple switches. You’ll not only help the planet – you’ll save your company a few bucks, too. Make It Easy and Fun: Some coworkers may balk at the idea of such changes, thinking it will create more work for them. Strive to make greening the office as user-friendly as possible; for example, set the office printer to default print double-sided. Put up funny, cheerful reminders t… Read More
- Is A Recyclability Label On The Horizon?
- Haley Shapley
How great would it be if when browsing for items at the store, you could look into the future — seeing just how much of that product might be recycled when at the end of its current life? Most consumers are interested in that idea. In fact, more than 4 in 5 Americans agree that they would like to see a “Recycling Guide” label on products, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a trade association that represents manufacturers,… Read More
- How Levi Strauss & Co. Is Embracing Slow Fashion & Sustainability
- Sarah Lozanova
It seems like a company's job is to convince us to buy lots of stuff and to replace it often. Clothing companies have the added benefit of changing styles motivating some of us to replace our wardrobes each year or two. And yet Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) doesn't seem to fit this mold. Its CEO, Chip Bergh even described its brand last year as “the ultimate in slow fashion” in contrast to fast fashion, where clothes become quickly outdated and are discarded. Bergh captured headline… Read More
- The Food Waste Frontier: Harvest Power Turns Juice Into Juice
- Madeleine Somerville
I'm no stranger to green living and sometimes it feels like I've seen it all. I wrote a book chock full of recipes for things like Eco-friendly toothpaste and laundry detergent, I've interviewed green-trepreneurs, and I've reported on everything from sustainable schools to winter biking. But this story is without a doubt one of the coolest environmentally friendly initiatives I have ever seen. The company behind my latest enviro-crush is called Harvest Power, and they process food scraps… Read More
- Video: Where Does Paper Go When It's Recycled?
- Haley Shapley
Americans are pretty good at recycling paper — we recycle about 315 pounds per person every year. But what becomes of that paper after it hits your blue bin? This video from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries sheds light on the process, giving a quick primer on how paper is sorted, how it evolves into something new, and how recycling 1 ton of it saves 7,000 gallons of water. Feature image courtesy of Abhi… Read More