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How Many Times Can That Be Recycled?

How Many Times Can That Be Recycled?

I used to think that plastic water bottles could be infinitely recycled, that every time I tossed one into the blue bin, it eventually came out to be another plastic bottle. As it turns out, that’s not the case. Some materials can be recycled infinitely, but plastic is not one of them. So if a recyclable isn’t reborn as the […]

Earth911 Podcast: Kidsy.co Takes A Step Toward Circular Children’s Products

Earth911 Podcast: Kidsy.co Takes A Step Toward Circular Children’s Products

With the rise of recommerce, parents can find and buy top brands’ children’s products — from toys and clothing to furniture and car seats — at a deep discount. Our guest today is Shraysi Tandon, cofounder and CEO of Kidsy, a dealer of new and open-box children’s products that is growing fast. According to TechCrunch, the company reached an annual […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Honeywell’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Gavin Towler, On Accelerating ESG Efforts

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Honeywell’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Gavin Towler, On Accelerating ESG Efforts

Honeywell International is one of the largest companies in the world, ranking 115th in the Fortune 500 and operating in 70 countries around the world. With lines of business in aerospace, building technology, workplace safety, and digital technology, Honeywell is applying its expertise to reduce its environmental impact. Since 2018, Honeywell has reduced CO2 emissions by 18%, progressing toward its […]

Recycling Mystery: Metal Lids & Bottle Caps On Glass Containers

Recycling Mystery: Metal Lids & Bottle Caps On Glass Containers

When discarding plastic bottles, many recycling services now prefer you screw plastic tops on before dropping empties in the bin. What do you do with the metal lids on bottles and jars? Recycling practices are not universal and requirements vary — including what to do with lids from glass jars and bottles. With glass, the rules are usually different. We […]

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

Did you know about the direct connection between home composting and the health of our ocean? For many, the tremendous benefits to the ocean may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about composting, but whether you live on the coast or in the middle of the country, embracing nature’s way of recycling really does […]

How Medical Sharps Disposal Came To Oklahoma

How Medical Sharps Disposal Came To Oklahoma

Editor’s Note: Our friends at the Product Stewardship Institute recently helped the state of Oklahoma solve its medical sharps disposal dilemma. They graciously agreed to share their lessons learned and actions you can take to handle medical sharps safely in your community. Medical sharps, such as needles and syringes, are convenient devices used by millions to safely self-inject medications outside […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Ben Vivari On Getting Started With ESG Investing

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Ben Vivari On Getting Started With ESG Investing

2023 was a challenging year for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, even though more capital continues to flow into ESG-reporting companies. In 2024, as inflation cools, consumers are expected to continue migrating to sustainable products and services, fueling higher returns for ESG-aligned stocks. Explore the first steps you can take to begin with Ben Vivari, cofounder of Till Investors, […]