This Floating Park in Rotterdam is Made from Recycled Plastic Waste

More than 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Island Foundation opened its prototype to the public: a floating park made entirely from recycled plastic waste and appropriately named the Recycled Park. …

The UK Government to Promote Green Alternatives to Inhaler F-Gases

The UK Government will continue to work to reduce harmful F-gas emissions, which are commonly found in fridges and asthma inhalers. That’s according to its response to a report from the Environmental Audit Committee, which examined progress on reducing the use of F-gases, which have a global warming potential many …

Deluge of Electronic Waste Turning Thailand into ‘World’s Rubbish Dump’

At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens. This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic …

IKEA Will Take Back Your Old Furniture, Resell It and Give You the Money

In some ways there is nothing new about buying second-hand furniture – antique stores have done it for centuries. And yet the idea that a leading modern furniture shop – IKEA in Sydney, to be precise – will re-sell old furniture seems radical. This demonstrates how much work still needs …

Majority of UK Public Want to Bin Fruit and Veg Packaging

Around 92% of the British public want to get rid of fruit and vegetable packaging or make it recyclable. That’s the suggestion from a new survey conducted by D-CYFOR, which shows 68% of the UK public believe supermarkets should only sell products where the manufacturer of the product clearly labels …

IKEA to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics by 2020

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced a slew of commitments to encourage sustainable living, including a pledge to remove all single-use plastics from its product range globally and from its restaurants by 2020. The plastics ban will apply to its 363 stores worldwide, owner Inter IKEA said Thursday. IKEA joins a …

A Fishing Town in India Is Building a Road to a Plastic-Free Ocean

A fishing town on the southwest tip of India is showing what a community can achieve when it decides to face an environmental problem and turn it into a solution, using ocean plastics to empower women and literally build roads to a better future. In an inspiring profile on the …