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Herman Miller Develops New Returnable Package Solution

The furniture company’s plan could represent a combined material and labor savings of $46,000 a year, the company says.

Kickstarter Project to Turn Reclaimed Wood into Stylish Furniture, Housewares

RX Made is on a mission to turn materials from the waste stream into well-made, well-designed products for everyone.

London Water Tower Upcycled into Townhouse

Written by Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network Just when I thought I had officially retired my “All along the water tower” series, along comes another eye-catching instance of a decommissioned elongated water storage container transformed into a……

VIDEO: College’s Cafeterias Embrace Composting

An effort steered by students at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. has made the school’s dining facilities some of the most waste-conscious in the country. Collecting compost in cafeterias is a big part of that. Check…

VIDEO: Drummers Make Music Out of Scrap

If you like theatrical musical performers like Blue Man Group or Stomp, then you’ll love ScrapArtsMusic, a Vancouver-based quintet that fashions its percussive instruments from industrial materials that would have otherwise been discarded, ranging……

Cleanup on Seattle’s Only River Underway

Ten years after the EPA listed a stretch of Seattle’s only river as a federal Superfund site, cleanup projects on some of the most toxic sections are moving forward. The Superfund site in the lower Duwamish River is a 5.5-mile stretch contaminated……