Saltwater Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings

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Delray Beach’s famous beer spot, Saltwater Brewery, is making waves for their innovative new packaging that it hopes will lead to saving marine life. The devastating effects that plastic six-pack rings can have to both wildlife and the environment has been proven time and time again. Several years ago, PakTech introduced new packaging, a hard plastic cover that clamps to the top of a six-pack of cans. You know, the one that allows six-packs to be … MORE

DIY All Natural Purpose Spray Cleaner Without Toxic Chemicals

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Why make your own non-toxic All Purpose Cleaner?  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price to your family’s health: According to the press release: Just 7 percent of cleaning products adequately disclosed their contents. To uncover what’s in common household cleaners, EWG’s … MORE

Ari Jónsson Uses Algae to Create Biodegradable Water Bottles

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Product design student Ari Jónsson has combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle. Jónsson – who studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts – exhibited the project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch from 10 to 13 March 2016. After reading about the amount of waste plastic produced every day, the designer felt an “urgent” need to develop a replacement material. “I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used … MORE

Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks

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The furniture retailer is looking at using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling. It’s no secret polystyrene is devastating to the environment. But, do you know how exactly that is so? According to a fact-sheet provided by Harvard, polystyrene – which is made from petroleum, a non-sustainable, non-renewable, heavily polluting and fast-disappearing commodity – is not biodegradable, as it takes thousands of years to break down. … MORE