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As a person who cares about the environment, a steel vacuum mug for coffee and matching water bottle are companions that live with me when I’m out and about. When…

Topanga banishes single-use plastics from your Grubhub order

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release…

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing

Quick pop quiz: Is it better to recycle your cardboard boxes, or use a sturdier packaging bag that can be used again and again until it meets its maker again?…

Reusable packaging startup bags $3.1M to pick a fight with single-use packaging

The company takes on the heavy lifting of recapturing plastic containers, washing/sanitizing them and selling them back to restaurants for reuse.

Dispatch Goods takes in $3.7M for restaurant, food delivery container reuse

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The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

As people around the world become more aware and look to minimize the waste they produce, tech startups are coming up with solutions to help people and companies meet their sustainability goals.

6:04 pm PDT • September 22, 2021
The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

Earlier this year, a startup called Olive launched its new shopping site and app with the goal of making e-commerce more efficient, convenient and sustainable by offering a way for…

Sustainable e-commerce startup Olive now ships beauty products, in addition to apparel

The Brazilian-based pan-Latin American food delivery startup iFood has announced a series of initiatives designed to reduce the company’s environmental impact as consumers push companies to focus more on sustainability.…

Brazil’s iFood outlines sustainability initiatives aiming to reduce its carbon footprint

The European Commission has set out a plan to move towards a ‘right to repair’ for electronics devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. More generally it wants to…

European lawmakers propose a ‘right to repair’ for mobiles and laptops

The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle.…

Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products

Sarah Paiji had the idea to launch the eco-friendly refillable cleaning supply retailer Blueland after hearing about the abundance of microplastics in the water she was using to dilute her…

Blueland launches with a suite of eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed to reduce plastic waste

A report by US reseller ThredUP estimates that second-hand fashion will soon overtake “fast fashion”, with an expected market worth of $41 billion USD by 2022. According to the site,…

TPH raises a Seed round to ride the vintage clothing wave

With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And…

Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable

The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is…

How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device

There has been a bit of fussiness in publishing over the past few weeks regarding the rise of used bookstores as cultural centers/ways to screw writers. While many are coming…

As “Paying The Writer” Gets Easier, Whither Bookstores?

Democrats are spending too much time defending Wall Street and traditional cab companies than, for example, acknowledging how empowering the peer-to-peer revolution is for Uber drivers or Airbnb renters.

INNOVATE2016: Ben Jealous On DC’s Closed Doors And The Democrats’ Sharing Economy Problem

Duke Energy and ITOCHU Corp. announced a partnership today through which they will evaluate and test new uses for old electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Once they are too spent for…

Chances are you’ll be replacing some tried-and-true piece of personal electronics with a newer, faster, better model. Whether it’s replacing an MP3 player with a new one, or replacing an…