Materials

Fashion & Apparel Everlane Dedicates New Sub-brand To Carbon-Neutral Sneakers

The DTC retailer aims to offer an eco-friendly alternative to the hype cycle of sneaker culture

Consumer Goods Loop Helps UPS, PepsiCo, P&G And More Enable No-Waste Packaging

The circular shopping platform transforms the single-use packaging of everyday items like toothpaste or ice cream into durable and reusable containers, curbing waste by letting consumers use and return rather than discard

Delivery & Logistics HelloFresh Caters To Conscious Consumers With Eco-Friendly Packaging

In a push toward sustainability, HelloFresh is incorporating recycle-able and biodegradable packaging into its meal kits to help reduce landfill waste

Packaging & Product Engagement Plant-Based Cups Can Handle Heat And Be Composted

World Centric uses sugarcane fiber to make disposable, biodegradable hot coffee cups, meeting a need for consumers and businesses that are watching their environmental impact

Design Instagram-Friendly Spaces Abounded At NYCxDesign

The number of design week installations created by brands to be more photogenic and sharable continues to grow, exploring attention-grabbing themes in the process

Cafe & Restaurant How Innovative Packaging Is Fighting Throwaway Culture

Packaging has been considered a necessary evil—until now, as designers are finding creative ways to encase products in materials that serve a second function, from measuring tape to toys

Features How Brands Are Encouraging Customers To Reuse Packaging

With a third of U.S. trash coming from packaging waste, brands are launching special offers and experiences to motivate consumers to recycle and reuse

Beauty Glossier's Empty Beauty Bottles Become A Furniture Collection

The beauty brand contributed to a collection of upcycled furniture at NYCxDesign 2018, where the pieces constructed from used plastic bottles married sustainability and style while representing an exercise in design for circularity

Cafe & Restaurant Customers Paid For Healthy Food With Recyclables At Pop-Up Cafe

The Rubbish Cafe in London raised awareness about the wastefulness of single-use plastics

Food & Beverage Waitrose Will Only Serve Coffee To Shoppers Who Bring Their Own Reusable Cups

The popular U.K. grocery chain, known for dispensing free coffee, will eliminate disposable cups later this year

Design Sustainable Sneaker Is Made From Chewing Gum

These upcycled kicks help reduce sticky waste on streets while furthering the cause of sustainable fashion with unexpected materials

Fashion & Apparel The North Face Debuts Clothing Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

The outerwear brand's new collection offers eco-friendly options whose proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Indian Startup Fights Pollution By Upcycling Rotting Temple Flowers

Collecting the discarded religious flower petals, Help Us Green intends to curb river pollution by using the plants to make incense

Fashion & Apparel Vegan Leather Is Grown From Mushrooms

Biomaterials startup Bolt Threads has created a beautiful alternative to animal hide