Waste Management

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

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

Analysis Interview: How A Circular Shopping Platform Lets Consumers Own The Product, Not The Packaging

Loop's co-founder explains how the sustainable packaging platform works with brands like P&G, Unilever and more to enable ecologically sound consumption patterns with durable containers designed for refill and reuse

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

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

Design 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

Food & Beverage Sustainable Bistro Shows How Design Can Reduce Food Waste

The NYC pop-up curated by Finnish designers educated visitors on the possibility of design and food production that conserves and reuses resources while still offering delectable meals

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

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket 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

Fashion & Apparel Environmentally-Friendly T-Shirt Packaging Turns Into Measuring Tape

T-shirt brand 10pt stores its products in spiral tubes that turn into fully functioning measuring tapes along with cases to contain them, encouraging waste reduction with sustainable packaging

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

Design 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