Iris van Herpen’s collection for Paris Haute Couture Week consists of five gowns covered in intricate, elaborate lace. It’s hard to believe that the ethereal dresses are made entirely from trash. The […]
Plastic is killing our planet. Will the consumer packaged goods industry step up?
We didn’t always know that plastic is bad. There was a time when we could see only the revolutionary nature of the material. We didn’t see it as the “forever garbage” we […]
Target will design all its own products for circularity by 2040
At Target, you can buy compostable cutlery, cleaning products in glass bottles (easier to recycle than plastic), and shoes that can be sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled into new […]
Scientists develop a truly recyclable plastic. Is the world ready for it?
The average American generates 220 pounds of plastic waste each year. A vast majority of it is not recycled, even if you send it to a recycling facility. Most plastic ends up in […]
This machine injects plastic into your skin to fight waste
People are increasingly made of plastic. The material from our discarded water bottles gets ground up into microparticles, which end up everywhere in the environment. Our oceans alone have an estimated 150 million […]