A Sustainable Garbage Bag That Reveals Its Contents Before It’s Thrown Out

GOOD   
January 11th, 2013

A Sustainable Garbage Bag That Reveals Its Contents Before It’s Thrown Out

Dutch designers Waarmakers have created sustainable, transparent garbage bags for discarding unwanted items that are still in good condition. The hope is that the bags will be left out in the street and seen by passerby, who will then pick them up and make use of the contents.

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SustainAbility Provides Jobs for People with Disabilities in Arvada

Denver Post   
August 25th, 2012

SustainAbility Provides Jobs for People with Disabilities in Arvada

“My first paycheck was more money than I’d ever made,” the 33-year-old said as he clipped bulbs off a string of Christmas lights. “I was so happy.”

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Tips for a More Beautiful and Green Home Office

Taiga Company    Yobo Member
July 31st, 2012

Tips for a More Beautiful and Green Home Office

You are asking questions such as, “Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business strategies available to our business to increase productivity? What actions have we taken to reduce our environmental footprint?” However, sometimes the very basics go unnoticed yet provide plenty of opportunity for eco awareness.

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Environment: $1 million Government Boost for Recycling Projects

eGov monitor   
July 19th, 2012

Environment: $1 million Government Boost for Recycling Projects

“These projects will make a significant difference to our environment by encouraging individuals and businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle rather than putting their waste straight into the rubbish,” Ms Adams says.

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Entre Amigos

PermaCyclists    Video
July 10th, 2012

Entre Amigos

Entre Amigos is just one of those organizations that gets what sustainability is all about. Recycling is like breathing for these folks, but their commitment to sustainability goes even farther.

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Life Cycle of Plastic Bag (Infographic)

Planetsave   
August 27th, 2012

Life Cycle of Plastic Bag (Infographic)

Here’s an interesting infographic that a friend of the site passed along. As the title indicates it’s on the life cycle of a plastic bag.

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Getting To Sustainability, One Step At A Time

Pacific Sun   
August 7th, 2012

Getting To Sustainability, One Step At A Time

Getting to sustainability, one step at a time It’s all about collaboration and community, say two local activists.

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Sustainable Development: Al Gore, Meet The Garbage Man

EarthTechling   
July 24th, 2012

Sustainable Development: Al Gore, Meet The Garbage Man

This year, that prize — which has been bestowed on Kofi Annan and Al Gore in the past — has gone to Dr. Mike Biddle, the garbage man. Biddle isn’t the guy who comes to pick up your undesirables at the curb — he’s the guy who has figured out how to get the stuff we do want out of the stuff we don’t, via a process known as garbage mining.

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Brazilian City Offers Vegetables in Exchange for Trash

TreeHugger   
July 18th, 2012

Brazilian City Offers Vegetables in Exchange for Trash

Ten years ago, the city’s Municipal Utilities department launched “Delicious Recycling”, a program aimed at encouraging residents to get into the habit of collecting recyclable waste in exchange for fresh vegetables, grown locally in a public-run garden — and boy did it take off.

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Technology That Turns Landfill Plastic Into Fuel Developed In The Philippines

EcoSeed   
June 29th, 2012

Technology That Turns Landfill Plastic Into Fuel Developed In The Philippines

“The invention was accidental. It was originally intended to restore the plastics’ original composition. Surprisingly, it turned out diesel,” said Filipino inventor Jaime Navarro.

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