Bhutan to Go 100% Organic by 2020

February 13, 2013 / No Comments

Bhutan, the tiny remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas, is already a largely organic nation. The kingdom however wants to do more on that front. Bhutan has now announced plans to go 100% organic. And, when that gets done, Bhutan will become the first country in the world to follow fully organic agricultural practices. Thus it will ensure food safety and ...

Nike Introduces New Sustainable Football Kit

January 21, 2011 / No Comments

Nike has joined with the French Football Federation on Monday and a shirt and short made from recycled microfiber polyester, to put it in laymen’s term, the pair is derived entirely from discarded plastic bottles along with organic cotton.

Energy Efficient Science Tower to Come Up at University of Copenhagen

December 1, 2010 / No Comments

An energy efficient science tower designed by C. F. Moller Architects will be constructed within the University of Copenhagen’s Panum Complex. This sustainable design will feature an impressive vertical atrium.

Platinum Dirt Makes Road-Ready Leather Jackets from Auto Upholstery

November 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Oakland-based Platinum Dirt has something new for the road jacket lovers. What makes their new line of road-ready leather jackets different is that it is made from the reclaimed automobile upholstery. This exquisite “VIN” collection comes stamped with the seal of the original manufacturer somewhere on the jacket’s chest or shoulder, and the vehicle identification number of the automobile from ...

Austrian Upcycling Shop Shows There’s Great Business in Trash

September 18, 2009 / No Comments

Upcycling is better than recycling or "reusing" in many ways. The idea is to start from discarded products or waste and create something sustainable, and usable as a daily item. Austrian shop Gabarage is busy showing the world the potential of garbage; the custom products that can be made from trash, and the money such products can bring in.

Dell Plans to Lower Packaging Waste by 10% Until 2012

December 18, 2008 / 2 Comments

Dell is trying to reduce the packaging waste by 10% in the next four years. Using green packages for their products - intensive recycling and sustainability programs, the company will help preserve "more than 150,000 trees" and should see a drop in costs by some $8.1 million. The effort is to integrate an "air-filled cushion technology and renewable materials including molded ...