February 7, 2012

Straw Wars: The campaign keeping straws out of restaurants…and landfills

Straw Wars is a great campaign launched in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood by restaurants, hotels and bars. Member businesses pledge to cut down the use—and eventual disposal—of plastic straws. Plastic straws are technically recyclable. But they’re not likely to be
October 24, 2011
A green + grass-print paper bag with "Wacoal Bra Recycle" printed on it sits on a wooden surface. A clear jar of what looks like recovered fibre sits to the right of the bag.

Recycling: Bras to Fuel?

Wacoal and Triumph, two large lingerie brands, have been collecting old bras from their Japanese customers. After removing the metal underwires, the two companies process the fabric into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF). Then, the final product—tiny RPF pellets