January 23rd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Coca-Cola's head of sustainability told the World Economic Forum this week her company has no intention of reducing the number of single use plastic bottles it churns out every year. Instead, it will increase recycling efforts worldwide. Is that a plan?
January 12th, 2020 | by Andy Miles
When people ask the question, “what could I do to help save the planet?,” it is all too often on the same level as the whiny kid being asked to take on some responsibility. Those of you who have had, or still have, teenage children will know the kind of scenario
November 27th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
It's no longer possible for the developed world to use the developing world as its landfill site and recycling facility. AMP Robotics is at the forefront of systems which are allowing us to sort our own waste more effectively
November 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Did you know that some parts of the Tesla Cybertruck are made with paper? It seems a bit crazy that some parts of this ultra-badass vehicle that could take on the evils of traffic or a zombie apocalypse would have a softer side, but it does
October 20th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Google is committing $150 million into renewable energy as a way to keep its focus on making products with clean energy. Google's Head of Sustainability, Anna Meegan, explains that her job is to integrate sustainability into podcasts, operations, and communities
September 9th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn't serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras
June 2nd, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
In 2002, I needed a change to my working environment as my body was withering away from endless hours at [&hellip
February 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ever since China banned the importation of recyclables and other waste products, American cities have been ignoring the problem and hoping it would go away. It won't.
December 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
We’re looking back at the videos that struck a chord with our Climate Reality audience in 2018. These top five videos were published on our Facebook page and were watched a total of 42 million times. It’s an incredible number that makes us hopeful that the world is becoming more and more aware of the climate crisis – and that together, we can stop the fake debates and focus on real solutions
December 1st, 2018 | by The Beam
On average one baby uses about 4,500 diapers, with the result being about 500 kg of waste and 500 kg of CO2 created. The numbers are in fact probably higher if we consider the whole supply chain and all aspects of distribution.
Of course, there has to be a better solution.
November 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Engaging in an honest, factual and logical debate isn't always possible, but the folks over at Kialo are on a mission to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome, whatever the topic may be. Their platform was built to allow just about anyone to have a structured online debate about just about anything
October 31st, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor at CleanTechnica, earlier this year interviewed all of the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) winners, including the youngest of the winners, the high school winners
September 22nd, 2018 | by Andy Miles
On Space Station Earth, there are millions of untrained, careless people, knowing nothing of the intricate balances that maintain the life-support system, creating mayhem and destruction on a daily basis. We obviously need an intensive training program to make all personnel aware of the safety protocols, and to have some idea of how the life-support system on Space Station Earth operates.
September 3rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick
On a balmy Sunday in August, the cognoscenti of the sustainable fashion world took over Los Angeles' chic Ace Hotel theater to carry the message that it is indeed possible to build a line of clothing without destroying the lives of everyone it touches along the way. The Library’s Study Hall was packed with great new information on how to build a sustainable clothing line
April 25th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Eco-conscious habits across generations are growing, and each of us has the potential to do more to reduce our carbon footprint
March 31st, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Instead of halfway measures and greenwashing, Ray Anderson oriented Interface to the singular goal of having no net negative impact on the environment, something it calls Mission Zero®. Interface hasn't hit Mission Zero® yet, but that goal has been woven into the company’s DNA. He passed away years ago, but that vision remains integral to the company’s culture.
January 30th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Everyone needs to more determinedly limit or do away with all plastic choices — especially those that go ridiculously far and cross an ocean to be recycled (polluting on the way). The UK is facing an immediate crisis of excess plastic waste. The Chinese said there is to be a halt in taking plastic trash from the UK, which has shipped 2.7 tonnes of plastic scrap for recycling in the past few years to China
December 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre
A number of countries in Europe (and elsewhere) currently employ plastic bottle deposit return programs -- programs which essentially pay consumers to return their used plastic bottles to grocery stores where they are collected in exchange for cash back or store credit
October 29th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Vienna Textile Labs is tackling the hyge ecological issues of the textile industry with bacteria-based textile dyes. We got to interview the Vienna Textile Lab team after they won the Audience Choice Winner and 3rd Place Winner at Climate Launchpad event this month
September 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
New studies find plastic particles in most of world's drinking water and in most sea salt. The problem is invisible to the eye but vital to human health.
July 27th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers
As the world population produces more and more trash, it is high time to examine the evolution of the waste management [&hellip
April 24th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert
“I don’t see how anything I do can make a difference. Climate change is one of the most terrifying events [&hellip
October 29th, 2015 | by Tina Casey
Biomimicry could offer Ford a sustainable solution for the sticky problem of recycling glued-together car parts