Reusable Eco-friendly Bags in Philippine Malls

November 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

Malls and supermarkets in the Philippines will observe ‘Reusable Bag Day’ on Wednesdays from now on. They will not be giving free plastic bags to their customers, and they will also not be charging them a fee for preferring plastic bags. Plastic bags will absolutely not be available on Wednesdays.

Toyota to Recycle Used Nickel For New Batteries

October 29, 2010 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation, along with Toyota Chemical Engineering, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Primearth EV Energy, is working to recycle nickel in used hybrid-vehicle nickel-metal-hydride batteries for use in new nickel-metal-hydride batteries.

Green Burial Options Include Recycled Newspaper Coffins & Sea-Salt Urns

October 11, 2010 / No Comments

The trade-show at the National Funeral Directors Association convention in New Orleans being held this week features green burial options such as recycled newspaper coffins, sea-salt urns, and the like. Passages International, a company from Albuquerque introduced biodegradable container in which the body or cremated remains are placed and it will break down quickly without doing harm to the earth ...

Walmart & Worldwise Join Hands to Market Pet Products from Recycled Materials

October 8, 2010 / No Comments

Walmart, in partnership with manufacturer Worldwise, will be selling pet products made from discarded, recyclable materials. The program intends to create a full circle system. It will collect old plastic bottles, clothes hangers, plastic bags and corrugated cardboard and makes new products from these materials.

FTC Spells Out New Norms for Green Marketing

October 8, 2010 / 2 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made amendments in its guidelines for eco-friendly moves in businesses. According to the chairman of the organization, Jon Leibowitz, the guidelines are revised with an objective to avoid dilemma between the various companies which incorporate ‘green’ movements and their customers. In most of the recent cases, what companies think green and what consumers really ...

Frito-Lay Abandons Biodegradable SunChips Bags, Owing to Noise

October 5, 2010 / 2 Comments

Frito-Lay had, some time back, introduced a biodegradable bag made from plant material for its product SunChips few months ago. Now, the company has decided to sack this noisy bag. The noise of the bag is attributed to its unusual molecular structure which makes the bag more rigid. Packages of six flavors of the snack carry this bag. Frito-Lay is replacing ...

Northern California Artists Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector Erect a Monumental Cyclisk

September 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

An obelisk, titled ‘cyclisk’ has been built by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, artists hailing from Northern California. The monumental sculpture, which is made out of recycled bicycles, stands 65 feet tall and weighs around 10,000 pounds. It is one of three other bicycle structures built by Grieve.

Sci-Fi Art From Discarded Ink Cartridges

August 26, 2010 / No Comments

In an amazing an eye-catching artistic offering, artist faith Pearson has displayed the myriad possibilities that lie hidden in discarded ink cartridges. She was given the raw material by ‘I am B ink and media blog – who were curious to see if any kind of artistic expression would emanate through empty ink cartridges that were ready to be thrown away.

Liberty Tire Recycling is Official Sponsor of MAKE Motorsports Vehicle in NASCAR

August 18, 2010 / 1 Comment

Liberty Tire Recycling is the leading tire recycling company in the US. Reports are coming in of the company getting to be the official sponsor of the MAKE Motorsports' #50 Liberty Tire Recycling Chevy Silverado, which will be racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This is the first such sponsorship in the ‘green’ category at NASCAR. The Chevy ...

Adorable Recycled Baby Footwear Is Here

August 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

Now, to ensure that those cute-as-a-button babies have footwear to be proud of, Wooly Baby presents their range of ‘green’ baby slippers. The woolen slippers are handmade from recycled wool sweaters and leather jackets, and are available in sizes for newborn babies to age four.