Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection

Good News Notes:  “Hyundai wants to dress you in scraps of automotive waste. At first blush, that might not sound particularly appealing, but wait until you see the gorgeous corset Richard Quinn created from the fabric of a discarded airbag, or the pearl choker Alighieri created from a discarded seat belt. The South Korean car…

Adidas trials recyclable trainer as part of its drive “to end plastic waste”

Good News Notes: “Adidas has started a public trial of its endlessly recyclable UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainer, created as part of the sportswear company’s drive to conform to the principles of the circular economy. The UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainers have been designed by Adidas so that they can be recycled at the end of their life and remade into new…

A New Kind of Plastic Could Be Recycled Indefinitely

Good News Notes: “Scientists say they’ve developed a kind of plastic that can be recycled an unlimited number of times. Usually, the recycling process takes a serious toll on the quality of plastics. But New Scientist reports that the new material, PBTL, can be broken down and remolded into something new that’s just as high-quality as the original…

University of Wisconsin plans to recycle plastic through pyrolysis

Good News Notes: “US-based University of Wisconsin Madison professor George Huber has announced plans to recycle plastic using pyrolysis process. Pyrolysis is a process that involves heating up the biomass in a low-oxygen environment in the presence of a catalyst. The process can break the plastic down into chemical feedstocks, and then recycle it into…

25 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff

Good News Notes: “The best things in life are (nearly) free. See how you can upcycle your old stuff into something beautiful and functional.” View the whole story here: https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/clean-and-organize/25-ways-to-upcycle-your-old-stuff-pictures

Asda pulls plastic forks from own brand packaging

 Good News Notes: “Asda announced it will be removing more than 24.5 million plastic forks from its store brand salad meals and protein bowls, an equivalent of 41 tons of plastic. The initiative is part of a larger “use less and recycle more” platform that the company is embracing, aiming to reduce plastic packaging within…

20 Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “50 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States. They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. The examples are plentiful, from water bottles to laundry detergent, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million if you…

New Challenges to Recycling

I found this great story on another wonderful blog that discusses the ways in which manufacturers are actually making it more difficult for individuals and companies to recycle and help the planet.  It also shows what to avoid and how to do so to be more sustainable.  Check it out here: https://globalrecycler.com/horrible-hybrids-the-plastic-products-that-give-recyclers-nightmares-and-what-you-can-use-instead/

SodaStream announces five-year plan to decrease plastic use, turn to to metal

Good News Notes: “As a special tribute to Earth Day on Wednesday, Israeli beverage-maker SodaStream announced its pledge to save the use of nearly 67 billion single-use plastic bottles by 2025. SodaStream, part of PepsiCo, will replace all plastic bottles used to package its flavors in exchange for metal containers, which the company says will…

Landfill Mining and Its Tremendous Potential

Good News Notes: “An average American dumps 4.4 pounds of waste a day, and it is estimated that the U.S. produces 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste every year. Additionally, for more than 100 years, the entire world’s unwanted waste has been discarded in the land. As the trash inside landfills decomposes, it releases methane…