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There are some single-use plastics we truly need. The rest we can live without

We can safely say goodbye to most single-use plastics. But they do have essential uses in some areas, such as for medical or scientific samples, or storing food for humanitarian aid.

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Drowning cow saved by ‘mermaid’ on 200-mile swim

Lindsey Cole is swimming 200 miles along the River Thames wearing a tail as part of a single-use plastic campaign.

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First Scottish Initiative To Stop Single-Use Cups Going To Landfill

The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has announced that it is supporting the first Scottish initiative to stop single-use cups going to landfill or ending up as litter. …

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Ikea commits to phase out single-use plastic products by 2020

Global retailer with 363 stores says it wants to help customers live more sustainably…

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Zoo Now Free of the Big 3 Single-Use Consumer Plastics

In 2015, the Houston Zoo removed plastic bags in the gift shops to protect animals in the wild. In 2017, the zoo-based conservation organization eliminated single-use plastic water bottles. As of March of 2018, the zoo has taken its third step in plastic reduction, removing single-use plastic…

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California Is the First State to Declare War on Plastic Straws

The first statewide straw ban has arrived, folks. And—you guessed it—California is where it’s at.

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EU Moves to Ban 10 Most Harmful Single-Use Plastics

In an ambitious effort to stop ocean pollution, the European Commission on Monday proposed banning the 10 most common single-use plastic products as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. The EU’s executive arm targeted the products that are most often found on the continent’s beaches and seas,…

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Corporate Insistence On Single-Use Plastics & Protecting The Environment

Why are so many corporations pledging to reduce single-use plastics instead of eliminating them altogether now…

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A sustainable strategy to manufacture sensors for soft robots

A growing number of companies and research groups worldwide are now developing compliant sensors based on composite materials, which can have a wide range of possible applications. Composite materials, those made of two or …

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Sustainable business in Asia: 5 trends that will impact a decisive decade

Spoiler: Local teams will become increasingly important.

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A zero-waste, self-sustaining home of the future

Wondering what homes of the future will look like? Think zero-waste, self-sustaining systems that let you grow food in your house and monitor it with apps.

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Limit Waste with Sustainable Packaging

The idea of sustainable packaging takes shape today. The rise of businesses means more convenience for us, but it has a negative impact on the environment.

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Survey: How will coronavirus affect sustainability and energy professionals?

With the number of coronavirus cases in the UK increasing sharply, companies of all sizes and sectors are pivoting to safeguard their future and continue operating smoothly. edie would like to hear from readers – in this new anonymous s…

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It’s just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainability

How do you justify a company’s sustainability investments? There’s an app for that.