Taxing coffee cups is not the answer: here’s why

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Copying the 5p bag tax model with coffee cups is unlikely to work. Instead the onus should be on designing new cups and improved recycling.

Modern life is rubbish: we don’t need all this packaging

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Companies and individuals have a duty to recycle everything possible and to create and use more sustainable packaging.

This Kansas farmer fought a government program to keep his farm sustainable

Read the full story at Ensia.

When federal crop insurance rules stymied Gail Fuller’s attempts to innovate, he knew something had to change.

Colorado Startup Tries Cutting Food Waste With Garbage-Munching Bugs

Read the full story from KCUR.

Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat.

How Smart Design Can Solve the E-Waste Challenge

Read the full story in Triple Pundit.

Global concern about the mountains of e-waste generated every year has been rising for quite some time – and with good reason: In 2014, the United Nations estimated that humans produced 41.8 million metric tons of electronic waste. That’s 92 billion pounds – and even though IT products made up just 7 percent of that waste, that still represents almost 6.5 billion pounds of waste our industry generated in a single year.

There are no easy solutions to the many enmeshed challenges of e-waste, but by designing for reuse, repair, refurbishing and recycling, we can make real progress.