From Bio Waste to SCOBY Packaging

If you’ve ever made kombucha, you’re familiar with the process of using a culture of bacteria and yeast to ferment tea. That culture is called a “scoby” and the process has inspired designer Roza Janusz to look at the ways that natural bio-waste can be used to replace traditional packaging …

Italian Island of Capri Bans Single-Use Plastics

If you find yourself on the island of Capri, you’d better not have a plastic fork stuck in your bag, or else you might get a €500 fine. The new ruling, effective May 15, states that no more single-use plastics are allowed on the island, unless they’re made of biodegradable …

Could a Toothpaste Pill Be the Minty Solution to Cutting Landfill Waste?

Could a toothpaste pill be the minty solution to cutting landfill waste? Bite, a company that has created a sustainable and vegan tooth care solution, believes the answer is yes. It says all users need to do is bite down on the innovative tablet and start brushing with a wet …

Reebok Launches New Sneaker Made From Cotton and Corn

Adidas has shoes made of ocean plastic. Nike has ones made of recycled leather. Now, Reebok has its first plant-based athletic shoe. The “NPC U.K. Cotton + Corn” sneaker, which debuted Tuesday, has a top made from 100 percent organic cotton, a sole made from a corn-based rubber substitute and …

Seaweed Sneakers Look Fly, Could Help Save the Environment

Would you wear sneakers made from kelp? What if they looked as stylish as any other shoe, and could help reduce the massive impact of the textile industry? A new textile component called bioyarn could be behind your next environmentally friendly shoes, and seaweed is its secret. The material, developed …