Grove Collaborative is First with Plastic-Free Refillable Deodorant Pack

Good News Notes: “Dove did it. Secret and Old Spice did it. And now, sustainability-focused disruptor brand Grove Collaborative has done it. They’ve introduced a refillable deodorant system. But in Grove Collaborative’s case, the deodorant package—a cylindrical, aluminum “forever case”—is plastic-free, which is not the case, it says, with the packaging offered by its larger…

McDonald’s says nearly all its paper packaging from sustainable fiber

Good News Notes: “McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) said on Thursday it has nearly achieved its goal of sourcing all of its paper food packaging in restaurants from recycled or sustainable fiber. The Chicago-based global burger chain said in its annual sustainability report that in 2020 99.6% of the paper bags, food wrappers, napkins, cup carriers and other fiber-based…

Tesco Launches Loop Recycle Program in Stores

Good News Notes: “As British grocery store chain Tesco continues to grow its sustainability program, it has implemented a zero-waste packaging system at 10 of its stores in England. The Tesco program offered by TerraCycle’s reusable packaging platform Loop will include 88 products. The grocer says if the program is successful with consumers, packaging could…

Hankook Tire launches footwear made of recycled tires

Good News Notes: “Hankook Tire collaborates with shoes brand Yase to launch eco-friendly shoes made of recycled tires as part of its dedication to making the world a greener place. Yase is a leather shoes brand headquartered in Korea launched in 2013. Hankook Tire and YASE embarked on ‘ZERO – Leave nothing behind’ project with commitment…

Peder Cho Upcycles Designer Bags Into Just About Anything

Good News Notes: “Got an old Louis Vuitton bag lying around? Do you secretly wish it were a pair of sandals? Fret not, because a new TikTok designer can totally transform it for you. Peder Cho is a 29-year-old designer based in Los Angeles who is turning designer bags into just about anything—from shoes to bikinis. “My business is…

Utah tech company may hold the key to solving the world’s food problems and cutting water use while also fighting climate change

Good News Notes: “Before Utah’s searing, mega-drought summer, came the winter storm of 2021. In February tornadoes and ice storms swept across the nation causing massive damage. Hardest hit was Texas, where millions lost power, over 200 people died and economic damage exceeded $195 billion. Agriculture saw devastated crops and livestock killed in massive numbers….

Can Plant-Covered Buildings Cool Things Down?

Good News Notes: “You don’t realize how small you are until you find yourself walking on a sidewalk in the middle of a city surrounded by hundreds, thousands, and often millions of people, and it’s hard to conceptually fathom the amount of people living, breathing, and working in that city, isn’t it? But everything you…

BIG and Vestre on the world’s most sustainable factory

Good News Notes: “Redefining eco-friendly architecture root and branch, BIG and Vestre aspire to create the world’s most sustainable furniture factory, called The Plus, in the middle of a Norwegian forest. Jan Christian Vestre is on a quest. He wants to create the world’s most sustainable furniture factory – and he is taking his goal suitably seriously. The young…