August 18, 2011

Thrifty Foods takes a step backwards – brings back plastic bags

Two years ago, Thrifty Foods proudly announced that they were discontinuing plastic bags. “We think eliminating plastic grocery bags is the right thing to do and we are confident our customers will understand and accept this as a positive step
August 17, 2011

E-Paper that doesn’t need electricity?

In a big move for green tech, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan recently showed off i2R e-paper. It’s their new, fully recyclable and re-writable e-paper product —Take a look! So, what sets this product apart from other e-paper technologies?
July 19, 2011

Dow & Mitsui’s new sugarcane joint venture

Earlier today, the American Midwest’s Dow Chemical Company announced its new joint venture with Mitsui Chemicals of Tokyo. They plan to produce ethanol—and eventually biopolymers (a.k.a. bio-based plastics) —using sugar cane as a feedstock. Read the full press release here.
July 5, 2011

VIDEO: Puma’s Clever Little Shopper

Puma is proud to present the brand’s new “Clever Little Shopper” – a compostable retail bag that’s made from cornstarch: Looks to us like it’s made of heat-resistant PLA, so no worries taking this shopper in the rain! Of course,
June 27, 2011

BYOC (Bring Your Own Container): The FIRST Packaging Free Grocery Store

With this new store concept, consumers can buy what they need and nothing more. All while enjoying a 100% packaging free shopping experience. You know what that means –No more slimy herbs in the back of your refrigerator!
June 18, 2011

The Non-Renewables of Green Tech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4fluj004o Rare earth metals are key to building nearly every technological device sold today. That means your cell phones, flat screen TVs – you name it!– as well as green technologies like hybrid cars, solar cells, and wind turbines. But there’s
May 31, 2011

BSI Sale: Summer 2011

You heard it here first! We think everyone who can go Compostable, should – So we’re bringing you this sale on select items through the end of June. Our sale has now been extended until the end of August! New and current commercial
May 31, 2011

Video: Host your own Bag It screening

June is looking like a busy month! First, kick off Canada Environment Week on June 5th, 2011 (which is also World Environment Day). To keep the good times rolling, you can join the celebration at Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet in Olympic Village! We may
May 26, 2011

A quick video post: One Plastic Beach

For the past 12 years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris that have washed up on the shore of a beach in North Carolina. With all this plastic garbage, they make beautiful art sculptures and