The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills. The hunt is on for new and innovative solutions to recycle this bulky and hard-to-dispose item.
Innovators around the globe are achieving inspiring results using natural sources, traditional knowledge, and advanced biotechnology techniques to develop sustainable materials for the fashion industry.
Instead of passing on old and unwanted clothes to charity stores, consumers should re-direct the items to fast fashion companies that should pay for the waste they generate and fund research on new recycling technologies.
The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
Ruchira Tabassum Naved
and Sadika Akhter
Clever marketing or an attempt to nudge consumers in the right direction? WRI's Kevin Moss explains why brands like Patagonia and REI and their stance against the Black Friday sales frenzy is a win for sustainability.
Australian bank St George's start-up competition will see 12 companies competing for A$25,000 grants to make their ideas a reality. Among these is Kusaga Athletic, which says it makes the world's greenest T-shirt.