Tessa Love is a freelance writer and researcher touching on the undertones of culture: technology, art, identity, environmentalism and more. She lives in Oakland, CA, where she fights fog and housing prices.
March 18 marks the first ever Global Recycling Day, an initiative led by the Bureau of International Recycling to improve our recycling habits worldwide by changing our idea of recyclables from "waste" to a valuable resource.
Annie's, Inc. is releasing a limited edition box of mac 'n' cheese produced with wheat grown with regenerative farming practices, which work to reverse climate change.
Plastic Whale Circular Furniture is creating high-end office furniture made from plastic fished out of the Amsterdam Canal.
General Electric has announced that it is building the world's tallest off-shore wind turbine, which will also be the most powerful. It will produce 45 percent more energy than existing turbines.
Sonic Drive-In is releasing its part-mushroom, part-beef burger in all of its 3,500-plus locations. The burger has fewer calories and a smaller environmental footprint.
In an effort to spare the environment, PG Tips is ditching its plastic-based teabags in favor of biodegradable ones made from 100 percent renewable, plant-based materials.
H&M's new line of sustainable clothing uses textiles that are woven from regenerated nylon reclaimed from landfills and oceans.
To combat the environmental degradation caused by fast furniture, Nest Bedding has created a bedroom set out of 100% recycled cardboard, which can be assembled without the use of tools and adhesives.
The prevalent croton tree that grows across Kenya could be Africa's sustainable source of biofuel, set to replace diesel and potentially feed the continent's growing demand for cheap, low-carbon energy.
The Italian tomato brand Mutti has unveiled its award-winning plans for a new factory and headquarters, built out of thousands of glass tomato sauce jars. It will be open to the public.
Tokyo Metro is exploring urban farming by growing hydroponic greens in an unused warehouse space below the system’s elevated transit lines.
Neighboring Sri Lanka's famed Yala wildlife park, the West Coast Tented Lodge is a luxurious eco-lodge built in the style of a safari camp, complete with natural architecture, solar power, graywater irrigation and wildlife sightings.
The Lotus Trolley Bag is a sustainable, reusable grocery bag system that is easy to use, washable, and built to last.
A first-of-its-kind eco-resort that promises carbon neutral luxury in coming to Belize in 2018.
Two Dutch designers have created a 3D-printable bioplastic made from algae. With the ability to be printed into any shape, the substance has the power to replace plastics while also reversing its pollutant effects.
Across the world, countries are abandoning coal—the dirtiest source of energy—in favor of solar, and the old coal mines are being reinvented as floating solar farms that can power tens of thousands of homes.
A study that examines how well countries advocate for and enact food waste policies has found that France is leading the world when it comes to ending food waste. The U.S. ranked number 24.
India's solar revolution is booming. Last year, the country added more rooftop solar unit that in the previous four years combined, and is on track to reach 9.5 gigawatts of solar enery by 2022.
Four more countries have joined the United Nations Environment Clean Seas initiative, which aims to engage communities in the prevention and cleanup of plastics in the ocean. Forty countries are now participating in the campaign.
A new startup is working to create dog food with lab-grown meats in order to cut down on the environmental degradation caused by the animal protein industry—and up the transparency of the pet food industry.
To combat the use of billions of disposable cups, a German city has created a reusable cup system that lets customers pay a €1 deposit for a plastic cup that can be returned to 100 participating businesses.
Three more cities in Scotland have received Zero Waste designation as part of an initiative to minimize waste, implement higher recycling and reuse standards, and more.