11 Most Innovative Sustainable Packaging Ideas

Good News Notes: “Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging that’s recyclable, reusable, and made from rapidly renewable resources or materials. This practice reduces the environmental impact and ecological footprint of consumer product waste. There’s been a bounty out on packaging ever since Keep America Beautiful released its notorious 1971 “Crying Indian” PSA. The…

TerraCycle wants to recycle everything in your life

Good News Notes: “Have you ever felt guilty about tossing your old Teva sandals, or Colgate toothbrush, or Etch A Sketch into the trash, where they will clog up a landfill for hundreds of years? I have good news for you. All of those items—and many more—are now recyclable thanks to TerraCycle, a company that…

Why Luxury Brands Are Embracing Upcycling Amid the Pandemic

Good News Notes: “The New York designer Hillary Taymour is something of a fashion rebel. Instead of following the industry norm and enticing fans to buy the latest from her label, Collina Strada, she teaches them the techniques necessary to imitate her trippy tie-dyes on their own, or alter them to their liking, should they…

How sportscar ace Habsburg is speeding to save trees in 2021

Good News Notes: “Racing is something I’ve been doing intensely for the past 12 years since I started karting when I was 11. In that period of my life, I had school that I had to complete until I was 17, and then after that I was just fully focusing on racing all the way….

Making Conventional Plastics Biodegradable

Good News Notes: “With decades of experience in the polymers industry, the Radical Plastics founders have targeted the agricultural market as the initial testing ground for the commercial viability of their product. The company has been working with a third party to validate that their resin can meet the standard for degradation of a soil…

Starbucks’ experimental new cup costs extra, but it’s worth it

Good News Notes: “Starbucks is launching an experimental “borrow a cup” program at select locations in its hometown, Seattle. The program is part of Starbucks’aim to make its cups more sustainable, and it will kick off as a two-month trial in five Seattle stores. Customers at those stores will have an option to receive their drinks…

The RealReal Is Moving Beyond Consigning And Into Upcycling With Upcoming Line

Good News Notes: “It’s not every day that the fashion industry finds a trend that’s potentially saleable, scalable and sustainable, that checks all the earth-loving boxes consumers are craving, and upholds the tender images that luxury fashion houses guard assiduously. While the list of luxury brands embracing sustainability continues to grow, there are still many…

Going for Green—Sellers Can See Upside in Sustainable Home Features

Good News Notes: “For many luxury buyers, having a home that’s designed for sustainability has long seemed nice in theory, but also connoted austere, crunchy aesthetics, plus the added expense of installing green technology. Between the rapid rise of electric cars as a status symbol; a growing number of developers turning out high-design green buildings;…

Tazo Shows How Reforestation Can Make a Difference in Cities, Too

Good News Notes: “Reforestation has become the new best friend of companies seeking to burnish their sustainability profiles, but follow-on studies are beginning to demonstrate that an effective tree planting initiative is more complicated than it may seem. The Tazo Tea Company seeks to avoid the pitfalls and make a strong impact, through a carefully…