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New Packaging Tells You How to Reuse It Creatively

A tub of paint can be turned into a lamp (bottom) while its lid becomes a clock (top) in these creative reuse ideas by Luis Carlos Calderón. Photos: Quehagoconesto.org.

Creative crafters can come up with all sorts of beautiful and innovative ways to…

Walmart Brazil Rethinks Products From End to End

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This guest post was written by Camila Valverde, Director of Sustainability, Walmart Brazil.

Walmart’s environmental sustainability goals aren’t just limited to our operations in the United States; they e…

Make the 2012 Olympics Plastic Bag Free

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The goal of London’s 2012 Olympics is to be the most sustainable Games ever. But the organizers are a bit conflicted. For example, the world’s largest MacDonald’s will be opening just next to the site. It will be the size of 3 footb…

Replacing Boxes With Bags, Office Depot Tries to Save 20,000 Trees

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Office Depot says it expects to save 3.5 million pounds of wood-based resources by offering to deliver orders in paper bags instead of boxes—which will also eliminate the use of those plastic ‘air-pillows’ tha…

Redesigning How We Clean: Ami Shah of iQ on Their Award Winning Refill Packaging (Interview)

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Over one billion plastic cleaning containers go into landfill each year, according to the Canadian eco-cleaning company Planet People. And did you know that the majority of household cleaners are 95 per cent water and only five per …

Why Eco-Innovation is the Best Response to Greenwashing

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This guest post was written by Jacquelyn Ottman, author of The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding

As the kickoff speaker to the Sustainable Brands ’11 con…

Aveda Aims for Zero Waste: Pilots Packaging Take-Back Program in Colorado

Image: Rachel Cernansky

As of yesterday, Coloradoans have a way to recycle packaging items that are not accepted by their curbside collection program. With the support of the city of Denver, Aveda launched its take-back program—the latest step …