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Study Suggests Textile Reuse Up to 70x More Sustainable Than Producing New Clothing

3 Mins Read A new study found that the environmental impact of reusing textiles is 70 times lower than new clothing, even when taking into account transport and export emissions. A new life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European textile reuse and recycling industry (EURIC) has confirmed the significant carbon dioxide (CO2) and water savings of reusing textiles […]

Driving Impact Through Retail: Fabrica X’s Plastic Circularity Pop Up Helps To Change Minds & Behavior in Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Through fun and relevant experiential programming, Fabrica X is educating Hong Kongers about ocean plastic waste and shifting consumer behavior around recycled materials. By: The Mills Fabrica Last year, Fabrica X, the Impact Retail concept store operated by The Mills Fabrica in Hong Kong, launched a signature campaign highlighting ocean plastic waste by featuring a selection […]

5 Ways Going Plastic-Free Improved My Health

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

10 Ways To Host An Eco-Friendly Christmas Holiday Party

5 Mins Read It’s that time of year again! Over the Christmas season, most of us gather with our friends and visit family members to celebrate. But all those dinner parties and festivities do add up – think about the non-recyclable bunting and tinsel to the food waste from overflowing buffet spreads. This doesn’t mean that we can’t […]

Proposed E.U. Rule Could Reduce Plastic Waste Emissions By 43 Million Tons

3 Mins Read The European Commission is proposing a bloc-wide plan for tackling plastic waste that could reduce emissions and save resources. Could the E.U. ban plastic? It’s possible with the proposed rules from the European Commission aimed at tackling single-use plastic. Part of the European Green Deal’s Circular Economy Action Plan, the objective is to normalize sustainable […]

5 Ways Conscious Consumption Is Driving The Resale Fashion Boom

3 Mins Read Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion right now, as the industry grapples with its reputation as one of the most polluting in the world. Consumers, in search for more eco-friendly ways to shop, are looking for alternatives that leave behind a lighter footprint – and this is driving the growth of resale fashion, which […]

8 Easy, Eco-Friendly Swaps To Make Right Now

5 Mins Read We like to think that we don’t leave a massive footprint behind on our planet. But have you thought of the many little things in our daily routines that do add up? If you want to make some eco-friendly changes, now is always the right time. And no, we’re not talking about ditching single-use plastic […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, nearby shops, or even independent e-commerce sites, which leaves you with the final (dreaded) option of ordering your item from Amazon. Ideally, if you have the option to support […]

Plastic Pollution Lawsuits are Coming. Is Big Oil Ready?

4 Mins Read New research on plastic pollution from Minderoo Foundation shows the potential for harmful impacts could lead to a number of liability claims against the petrochemical industry. “Just as oil and gas companies are now starting to be held legally and financially accountable for the climate change impact of their products, and chemicals companies for damaging […]

Could This Paper Cup Help Us Quit Plastic Coffee Cups for Good?

3 Mins Read A new patented paper cup called The Good Cup aims to help consumers quit single-use plastic. Can it work? ChoosePlanetA, a green packaging solutions company, says its Good Cup can help reduce the use of plastic cups. Its alternative is made from bio-based and 100 percent certified home compostable paper that’s free from Polyethylene (PE) […]

Sustainable Texting? Green Queen’s Climate Conscious Emoji Guide

4 Mins Read Emojispeak totally count as a language on its own nowadays. But using the laughing face or the red heart emoji is so 2016. It’s 2022, time to upgrade your emojis the sustainable way. PSA: it’s now officially cool to be sustainable! So start using these climate-friendly emojis to proudly showcase how environmentally conscious you are. […]

Corporate Plastic Pledges Fall Short in Europe, Report Finds

3 Mins Read New findings from a Deutsche Welle investigation show that despite a growing number of plastic commitments made by European companies, many are failing to deliver. Two dozen European-based companies have made nearly 100 plastic commitments in the last 20 years. But 68 percent of 37 of those commitments have not been delivered or even reported […]

Plastic Waste to Triple By 2060, Warns OECD

3 Mins Read A new report finds global plastic waste is set to triple, and exceed one billion tons by 2060. Despite the growing efforts to reduce virgin plastic production and reduce waste, the new data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), shows a plastic-covered planet, even with best efforts in place to reduce […]

Recycling Has a Confidence Problem, Research Finds

4 Mins Read More than 30 percent of consumers think recycling doesn’t make a difference in improving the environment, according to a new survey. A new survey, published by YouGov and UK-based sustainable packaging company DS Smith, finds a growing number of consumers aren’t convinced recycling makes a difference in the health of the environment. The news comes […]

Is Hemp The Answer To Our Global Deforestation Crisis?

3 Mins Read The widespread cultivation of industrial hemp might hold the key to save the planet, fight pollution and efficiently tackle our worldwide climate crisis. So why isn’t it? According to a 2019 analysis published in the journal Science, the cheapest way to solve our environmental issues and drive reforestation could be planting billions of hemp trees.  […]