Cities Around the World Lay the Groundwork for a Zero-Waste Future

Cities around the world are pledging to reduce waste over the next 12 years in an effort to curb global warming and eventually become zero-waste cities. During the Global Climate Action Summit, the C40 announced a new initiative that encourages cities to eliminate waste production and end the practice of …

Half Marathon in London Bans Plastic Bottles

The Harrow Half Marathon is to become the first major running event in London to ban single-use plastic bottles. Runners at the marathon on Sunday, 16th September, were not be able to refill their plastic bottles on the 13-mile course but were given biodegradable water sachets – called Ooho – …

Sustainability Hits the High Street with New H&M Clothing Line

H&M has launched a new line of premium clothing aimed to showcase the increasing possibilities of sustainable fashion. The high street retailer will produce the collection on a smaller scale than its main offerings. It will include a full-length coat made from a recycled wool blend and a sequinned jacket …

Danish Brewer Carlsberg to Swap Plastic 6-Pack Rings for Glue

The Danish beer company Carlsberg is doing its part in cutting down plastic waste. The brewing company just vowed to stop using plastic six-pack rings to hold its cans together, instead opting for glue. Once the new policy is in full swing, Carlsberg estimates it will save around 1,200 tons …

Burberry Vows to Stop Burning Unsold Clothes and Using Real Fur

Burberry has confirmed it will no longer destroy fashion items it cannot sell. The British company has officially vowed to stop its long-standing practice of burning clothes and bags that remain unsold at the end of the year. The company is also moving to end the use of real fur …

Indonesia Mobilizes 20,000 Citizens to Clean Up Plastic Pollution

Indonesia wastes upward of 10 billion plastic bags every year, making it the second highest polluter of plastic in the entire world. To address the growing plastic pollution problem, thousands of volunteers gathered around the country last month and participated in one of the largest plastic cleanups to date. The …

Green White City

Did you know that the highest tree in the Serbian capital is growing on Zeleni venac? It is not Sequoia sempervirens, Eucalyptus regnans or Picea sitchensis but Stattwerk Biotop – an artificial light installation of a German design company. Inspired by the metamorphosis of nature “Stattwerk” has symbolically planted “seed” …