How Food Packaging Could be Affecting Your Health
By Christopher Thompson The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding harmful substances. It’s the last part that medical and environmental […]more
Kellogg Uses Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer to Help Cut Food Waste
Instead of letting misfit cereal go to waste, Kellogg’s is turning their rejected cereal flakes into beer. The food company’s new “Throw Away IPA” is being brewed with 70% wheat and 30% corn flakes that were too small, big, or undercooked to make it onto supermarket shelves from their UK manufacturing locations. Additionally, 10 pence […]more
Ethically Sourced Chocolate You can Give Your Valentine!
Valentine’s Day is not always about flowers and expensive gifts! A nice eco-friendly card and locally sourced chocolate bars are just as sweet! Check out these 11 bars of chocolate that will win your sweetie’s heart and be kind to the environment at the same time! But which bar should you choose? Check out these […]more
3 Chocolate Treats You Can Make For Valentine’s Day
You don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy the sweet delights of Valentine’s Day! Do something sweet for your friends, family, or loved one! Part of the inspiration behind making treats is knowing your audience’s tastes, whether that’s a love for chocolate manifesting in an oozing lava cake, or love for a lighter lemony […]more
Locavores Are Changing the Way America Eats
As residents of idyllic Eugene, Oregon, with its culture of local food, we might be forgiven for assuming all Americans are “locavores.” The rich volcanic and glacial soil deposits of the Willamette Valley are irrigated by a splendid river system and tilled by farmers who raise everything from goats to hazelnuts. These farmers make Oregon […]more
Eco-Friendly Butter Hack!
This two-minute hack may not save the world, but it’s an easy step with great results. For any butter-loving omnivores out there looking for a quick way to reduce some dairy in their diet – let me introduce you to an effective butter trick. It has four advantages: 1. It’s healthier for you 2. It’s […]more
Bioplastic Made From Potato Waste
London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll use waste potato peelings to create an eco-friendly alternative to single-use materials like MDF and chipboard, called Chip[s] Board. Shocked by the environmental impact and short lifespan of many readily disposable materials, Minkley and Nicoll set out to develop a material that, if thrown out in the same […]more
Recycling Holiday Chocolates is Harder Than You Think
Christmas chocolate packaging can make up almost half the product’s total weight, and cause “confusion” when recycling, according to new research by Which? The Ferrero Rocher Collection tray was the worst offender, with 42 per cent of its total weight taken up by packaging, while just 11 per cent was recyclable. At the other end […]more
Are You Eating Plastic?
The year 2018 has been all about plastic. We reported on the Starbucks announcement to phase out plastic straws by 2020 and talked about everything from SC Johnson’s commitment to eliminate plastic by 2025 to the negative health effects of plastic straws. We clearly weren’t the only ones with plastic on our minds, as Collins […]more
Eco-Friendly Restaurants Are Changing the Game
In 2018, sustainability is more than just a pursuit – it’s a trend. In a bid to appeal to eco-conscious millennials, savvy marketers are attaching the term to almost everything, from soap to sunglasses. But this buzzword is more than just a hashtag. Numerous scientific studies have highlighted the impact our diets have on the […]more