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Pepsi’s 100% Plant-Based Bottle

Tweet PepsiCo Inc has revealed their new eco-friendly bottle, which is made entirely of plant material. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Pepsi plans on using peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other organic waste from its food business to manufacture these bottles as well. The soda […]

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eBay Launches New Eco-Packaging

Tweet eBay can see themselves as a little greener today, after announcing the new “eBay Box” which is made from completely recycled materials, feature water-based inks, and are designed so as to limit the amount of tape used. According to the eBay website “if every box gets reused at least five times, we could protect […]

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First Green Seal-Certified Hotel in the USA

Tweet Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its annual 100% Green Power Purchaser list which represents organizations that buy enough alternative power to meet 100% of their entire electricity use. Many hotels made that list and the one that stands out the most is the Talbott Hotel which happens to not only be […]

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New Type of Cement Eats Carbon

Tweet Forward thinking company Novacem has developed a new type of cement mixture and they recently received a cash investment of 1.7 million dollars from Imperial Innovations, the Royal Society Enterprise Fund and the London Technology Fund. Novacem’s cement mix is based on magnesium oxide and special mineral additives, removing the usual blend of heavy […]

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California Votes To Ban BPA

Tweet BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a primary ingredient in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics. These same plastics, which are used in the manufacture of baby bottles, toddler cups and food containers, have been linked to diabetes, brain damage, developmental abnormalities, and pre-cancerous changes in the prostate and breast, amongst a host of other terrifying […]

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Coca Cola Developing Plant Based Plastic Bottles

Tweet The Coca-Cola Company, which has been a major contributor to the plastic bottle overload that our planet has been suffering from over the last couple decades, has started to make headway towards becoming more sustainable. Reps from Coke said that they are developing a new plastic bottle that is partly made from sugar cane […]

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Sun Chips In Compostable Bags By 2010

Tweet Long touted (by themselves) as a “healthy” alternative to oil soaked potato chips, Sun Chips is claiming that by 2010, they will begin selling their chips in compostable packaging. The new bag will be made of a plastic which is born from renewable, plant based materials (PLA) and that you’ll be able to compost […]

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WebMD Health eHome Guides Users to Less Toxic Homes

Tweet Seventh Generation (a green cleaning product producer) has collaborated with WebMD , a popular online health information site, and Healthy Child Healthy World, a nonprofit dedicated to helping parents create healthier home environments for their children. The result is an online virtual guide called Health eHome. Health eHome lets users tour through a houehold […]

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Michelle Obama Goes Green with Youth Build on St. Patrick’s Day

Tweet Michelle Obama visited over 100 students and graduates from YouthBuild USA programs, a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development, who showed Obama their green building techniques. The Youth Build USA program is undergoing an increasing emphasis on green building […]

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Cheap and Eco-Friendly Home Insulation Tips

Tweet One of the most important factors in making your home more energy efficient, and therefore cutting your energy bill bin half, is having your house properly insulated. Thoughtfully ans sustainably designed homes that utilize insulation, thermal mass design and sustainable energy alternatives, such as solar panels, can save some homeowners up to 50% on […]

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