Environmental Archive

  • The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil

    The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil

    Tweet Very. VERY cool. I am trying not to use as much plastic as possible, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. That being said, check out this cool machine invented by the Japanese! “…have managed to come up with a machine that is capable of turning plastic […]

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  • Being an ethical consumer

    Being an ethical consumer

    Tweet And by consumer, I don’t mean just by goods, but specifically what we choose to eat. I am going to say right now, that I will never be a full vegetarian, and never a vegan or a freegan. I am just too used to […]

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  • E-Book Readers or Books: Which option is more eco-friendly?

    E-Book Readers or Books: Which option is more eco-friendly?

    Tweet Considering how much it must take to create one of these e-readers, it’s not such a crazy question. Well the folks at Slate have the answer: Think of an e-reader as the cloth diaper of books. Sure, producing one Kindle is tougher on the […]

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  • Zero Waste Design: Can it be done?

    Zero Waste Design: Can it be done?

    Tweet My two loves into one article! Fashion Tries Zero Waste Design Zero-waste design strives to create clothing patterns that leave not so much as a scrap of fabric on the cutting room floor. This is not some wacky avant-garde exercise; it’s a way to […]

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  • Eliminating Plastic Wrap

    Eliminating Plastic Wrap

    Tweet It just dawned on me that it has been 3 years since I’ve used any plastic wrap. When I was unconscious about my habits, I used at least a 5 rolls a year. Now, all we do is throw everything into a Tupperware (glass […]

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