Environmental & Green

Brand Activation & Immersion Banana Bread Startup Raises Brand Awareness While Reducing Waste With Pop-Up Exchange

The Amsterdam-based popup invited customers to bring in their old bananas in exchange for a free slice of the brand's homemade banana bread

Food & Beverage PepsiCo Empowers Consumers To Go Green With Personalized Hydration Platform

The beverage retailer's dispensary system uses mobile technology to enable customers to personalize hydration goals and track environmental footprint

Delivery & Logistics Furniture Rental Startup Appeals To Millennials With Quality Wares And Value-Added Service

Wallet- and eco-friendly subscription-based company Fernish promises mobile young consumers a better furniture experience, offering free delivery and assembly as well as the ability to swap out items

Beauty Clean Beauty Retailer's Micro-Store Permits Shoppers IRL Brand Experience

With its new brick-and-mortar model in California, The Detox Market manages to pack both product and personality into a small space, helping supplement its online presence with an experiential counterpart

Design Junk Mail And Plastic Bottles Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Art Installations

Artist Aurora Robson has created sculptures that serve as a reminder of how much waste the public generates.

Design Coca-Cola Gets A Colorless, Eco-Friendly Can Redesign

Concept packaging eliminates toxic manufacturing materials while retaining elements of the brand.

Technology How Sea Salt Could Make Solar Panels Cheaper

Materials derived from seawater are 99.7% cheaper than toxic alternatives in solar panel manufacturing.

Technology Real-Time Air Quality Map Shows Breathability Of Global Cities

PerkinElmer's new color-coded reporting system will show each neighborhood's level of pollution.

Editors Pick Dual Purpose Designs Baking Sustainability Into Product Packaging

Transformative designs are bringing cost-saving, sustainable solutions to the world of packaging.

Advertising How This Small 'Do-Tank' Brought Sustainability To Indianapolis

A three-person non-profit has managed to make a big difference in environmentalism in a Midwestern city.

Innovation Percussion Instrument Converts Music Into Phone-Charging Energy

SPARK helps children do their homework and cuts down on kerosene-related accidents in developing nations.

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Paris To Launch Bike Sharing For Kids

Scaled-down bicycles get kids involved with eco-friendly initiatives early.

Home Full-Sized Trees Grow On Rooftops To Bring Greenery To Barren Neighborhoods

House for Trees is composed of detached buildings whose roofs act like giant planters.

Home Floating Park Will Retrieve Plastic Waste From Dutch River

Recreational space the size of Hawaii's main island will be made from harvested recycled plastic.