Ingredient upcycling – finding the value in unused food

Good News Notes:  “The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) assessment of global food losses and waste estimated that each year, one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption never reached the consumer’s table. This not only means a missed opportunity for the economy and food security, but also a waste of…

BP partners team researching converting CO2, waste and biomass into fuel

Good News Notes: “BP and Johnson Matthey are partnering with Cardiff University and The University of Manchester in a £9m project that aims to convert CO2, waste and sustainable biomass into fuels and products that can be used across the energy and transportation sectors. The project is one of eight business-led Prosperity Partnerships announced in…

Snack Packaging Engineered for Negative Carbon Footprint

Good News Notes:  “Carbon footprint was crucial to the co-founders of Impact Snacks, who set out to make a positive impact on consumers and on the environment in merging no less than three trends: good-for-you superfood snack bars, sustainably optimized product packaging, and direct-to-consumer delivery. The 100% plant-based products launched last September after a year-long…

Solar device generates electricity and desalinates water with no waste brine

Good News Notes: “A device that can generate electricity while desalinating seawater has been developed by researchers in Saudi Arabia and China, who claim that their new system is highly efficient at performing both tasks. The device uses waste heat from the solar cell for desalination, thereby cooling the solar cell. It also produces no…

Arvin Goods calls BS on sustainable fashion, launches its own apparel line

Good News Notes: “I always felt there was a better way to do what we are doing,” says Dustin Winegardner, co-founder and managing director of local sustainable apparel brand Arvin Goods. “As I learned more and more about the impacts of the apparel industry, and then how easily adaptable alternative materials are, it seemed like a no-brainer,”…

Why Upcycling Clothes Is The Hottest Trend You Can Do This Summer

Good News Notes: “‘Sustainability‘ is, without question, the biggest buzzword in fashion at the moment. But with the threat of ‘greenwashing’ – using eco and sustainable terminology without doing the work to ensure verifiable benefit to the planet – on the rise, consumers are having to become more savvy about interrogating their purchases. Upcycling clothes that already exist is…

Dutch Bros employee starts recycling

Good News Notes: “One local Dutch Bros Coffee employee is doing a lot more than serving up drinks. She noticed her store wasn’t recycling much, so she took matters into her own hands. With a drive-thru packed with cars, employees at the Dutch Bros in Rio Rancho don’t miss a beat. “My friend actually got…

Design Label ADIFF Reimagines Fashion With Upcycling In New ‘Fashion Cookbook’

Good News Notes: “Design label ADIFF is cooking up innovative solutions to fashion’s waste problem. The woman-founded label’s new book, “The Open Source Fashion Cookbook,” offers recipes and tips for DIY sustainable designs. The recipes provide directions for creating everything from a shirt dress comprised of button-downs to a hat made from an umbrella. The amount of…