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True Green Introducing Compostable Straws and Hot Cups

Terry Lehmann, founder and CEO of True Green Enterprises, talks …

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Watch: Plastic Bottles Recycled into Salad Boxes

Water is healthy for you, and so is lettuce. But when they come packaged in plastic and that packaging is disposed of improperly, it’s less-than-healthy for the environment. But Global PET, makers of the Bottle Box, believe you don’t have to scrap….

EcoBorder Turns Old Tires into Landscape Edging

If you toss out an old tire and let it sit in a landfill, in 100 years, it will still look like a tire. No biological organisms are known to be able to break down the durable nature of vulcanized rubber, which is a great thing when the tires are on…

Special Delivery: New Modular Homes Go Anywhere

Written by Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network There’s a new modern green prefab company on the scene gearing up to produce sleek, factory-built homes that no doubt possess a couple of deceiving, shipping container-ish traits including, most…

16 Billion Beverage Containers Recycled in Calif. Last Year

California might be the most populous state in the country at nearly 38 million people, but it’s high recycling rates are still staggering. According to CalRecycle’s Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and…

New App Targets Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a growing problem in the U.S. and abroad. It’s difficult for agencies to keep up with the new dump sites that continue to pop up daily, but now any person with a smartphone can help. The TrashOut app was developed like the…

Plastic Bags Upcycled into Wearable Art

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially when that trash is braided into upcycled hats, bags and more. That’s the idea behind FunkyJunk, a company that turns plastic bags that litter Cambodian streets into wearable works of art. The….

Denver Curbside Recycling Now Accepts Cartons

Denver residents can now place cartons in their curbside recycling containers. As part of an Earth Day initiative, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the recycling addition to the Denver Public Works recycling program late last month. While…

Subway Switches to Recycled Salad Containers

Subway’s motto is “Eat Fresh,” but now you can keep green while you eat greens. The world’s largest fast food chain, which surpassed McDonald’s in number of total restaurants early last year, has announced that its salad containers will now b…

Wine Corks Recycled into Flip Flops

Cork is a durable material that can be recycled into anything from craft supplies to flooring. Now, it can make its way from your wine bottle to your feet. After a bit of cleaning, of course. Nationwide alcohol retailer BevMo!, has recognized the…