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Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back


Cove launches the first 100% biodegradable water bottle

Officially launched in California on Feb. 28, 2019 and targeted to expand to new markets throughout the year, the Cove brand’s 100 percent biodegradable water bottles have become available as a sustainable plastic alternative. Cove offers an eco-friendly solution for water on the go at every phase of production and regardless of the disposal technique used. Single-use plastic water bottles have made the headlines in every fight for sustainability over the years for good reason — they are toxic...
Tags: Design, News, California, Biodegradable, Water Bottles, Green Products, Green Materials, Eat & Drink, PHA, Single Use Plastic, Ryan Lowry, Single-use, Plastic Alternative, Biodegradable Water Bottles, Palomar Mountain California, Alex Totterman


Designer creates algae-sourced alternative for plastic packaging

Food packaging has a become a target in the world of sustainability and environmentalism. Walk down the aisle of any supermarket or look in your own shopping cart, and you’re likely to see package after package made from petroleum-based plastic. A few resourceful scientists and engineers have chosen to tackle the problem, including designer Margarita Talep, who has developed an algae-based alternative to plastic. With the short lifecycle of most packaging, Talep wanted to create a material tha...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Plastic, Packaging, Green Materials, Sustainable Materials, Agar, Single Use Plastic, Plastic Alternatives, Single-use, Green Plastic Alternatives, Green Packaging Design, Margarita Talep, Talep


Some of the largest manufacturers are going green with the milkman model

Loop, introduced at the World Economic Forum last week, is attempting to transform how we purchase and use everyday goods, from shampoo and laundry detergent to orange juice and oatmeal. Some of largest manufacturers are partnering with Loop to ditch disposable packaging, and replace it with chic and reusable containers that consumers can leave out on the porch to be picked up, washed and refilled, just like the glass milk bottles of years past. “Loop is about the future of consumption. And one...
Tags: Design, News, Corporate Responsibility, Unilever, Pennsylvania, Packaging, West Coast, Zero Waste, Green Products, Loop, Terracycle, Nestle, World Economic Forum, New York New Jersey, Tom Szaky, Laurent Freixe


9 sustainable living tips to take from our grandparents

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a simpler time, and we aren’t just talking about technology. During the Great Depression, many rural areas didn’t have running water or electricity, and things like proper refrigeration, freezers and air conditioning were a luxury. What’s more, big-box chains and massive supermarkets didn’t exist, and you didn’t have the option of throwing a pre-packaged meal into a microwave or hitting a drive-thru for lunch. Many modern conveniences are great, ...
Tags: Cooking, Garden, Gardening, Design, Environment, Features, Conservation, Recipes, Food Waste, Waste, Bright Ideas, Eco-inspiration, Sustainable Eating, Reduce, Strawberry Shortcake, Minimalism


This carbon-neutral festival promotes sustainable fun in Thailand

The fields are alive with art, architecture, food, wellness, talks and workshops, family activities and music at the fifth annual Wonderfruit festival in Pattaya, Thailand this December. Wonderfruit is a five-day, carbon-neutral event that inspires curiosity and encourages exploration of the unknown while promoting sustainable practices. Technically, Wonderfruit is a three-part festival with phase one in September, phase two in November and phase three taking place in December. Individuals and...
Tags: Design, Environment, Festival, Thailand, Festivals, Biodegradable, Music Festivals, Bjarke Ingels, Zero Waste, Art Festival, Eat & Drink, Eco-inspiration, Wonderfruit, Pattaya Thailand, Single Use Plastic, Single-use


'Single-use' edges out 'VAR,' 'floss,' 'gammon,' and 'plogging' as this dictionary's word of the year

Glasgow-based Collins Dictionary has chosen their 2018 Word of the Year: single-use. The adjective meaning "made to be used once only" beat out the abbreviation VAR ("video assistant referee"), floss (the dance, not the dental product), gammon (a white, angry male who supports Brexit), and plogging (a Swedish activity that involves jogging and picking up litter). Selected as the #CollinsWOTY 2018, single-use encompasses a global movement to kick our addiction to disposable products. From plastic...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Glasgow, Word Of The Year, Dictionary, Var, Gammon, Collins Dictionary, Single-use, CollinsWOTY, Plogging


Vancouver on track to kill wasteful single-use packaging

Vancouver, Canada wants to become a zero-waste city – no easy feat for an area with over 600,000 people. But as part of its Greenest City Action Plan, the city is exploring options to limit single-use packaging, like all those coffee cups, plastic bags and foam take-out containers littering our landfills. This summer they’re launching a pilot program to allow restaurants to fill take-out orders in reusable containers brought by patrons. Vancouver is teaming up with Vancouver Coastal Health to ...
Tags: Design, News, Sustainability, Canada, Portland, Vancouver, Waste, Zero Waste, Waste Disposal, Sustainability Initiatives, Vancouver Coastal Health, San Francisco New York City, Wikimedia Commons, Vancouver Canada, Gregor Robertson, Waste Issues