China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years.
The City of Helsinki and Aalto University are establishing a new incubator for Helsinki-based start-ups, called Urban Tech Helsinki. The aim of the incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions will be to create innovative and growth-oriented companies that focus on solving the challenges faced by modern cities. A special emphasis will be on clean energy, mobility, sustainable construction, the circular economy, waste management and urban food production.
The ten largest clothing retailers in the UK have been asked to submit evidence for a government inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry.
I need to start this story with a confession. When push comes to shove, I routinely delete segments of my podcast interviews in which I ask participants about their sustainability efforts, or how they address the conflict of selling devices that won’t be software-supported for the entirety of the…
When it opens in 2023, IKEA’s new store in Copenhagen, Denmark will be unlike any other IKEA you know. It will be located right in the lively heart of the city, add a pop of green to the signature blue and yellow—and, oh, have a public park on its rooftop. Poised to stick out like a green thumb, the warehouse aims to connect city-dwellers of the “extremely busy” Meatpacking district to nature, while giving them a space to rest their tired feet.