Walkers launches free recycling program amid growing pressure from critics

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An online social media campaign calling for popular UK chip manufacturer Walkers to adopt a more sustainable packaging method has succeeded. After hundreds of thousands of empty potato crisp packages were sent back to the company by environmental critics the PepsiCo owned company is launching a free recycling initiative to collect and repurpose their packaging. Initially the company intended to adopt a better packaging solution by 2025 to curb its growing waste crisis, but pressure from consumers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A beer crisis is brewing in Germany as bottle recycling slows amid heatwaves

With summer still in full swing breweries around Germany have been scrambling to keep up with the demand of beer from their hot and thirsty customers. While the brewmasters have enough of the bubbly beverage to go around, the problem is they are running out of bottles and cans to distribute their goods.

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While there are approximately 4 billion beer bottles in circulation within Germany, the hot summer months leaves many… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

China calls America selfish amid Trump attempt to revive coal

China doesn’t want to lead the way on climate action without the help of the United States, according to an editorial in Chinese state media. After President Donald Trump signed his executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan this week, an article ran in Chinese publication Global Times harshly critical of Trump’s moves. The editorial said, “…what the US is doing undermines the other countries’ dedication to implement the Paris Agreement.”

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The Louvre and Muse dOrsay have shut their doors amid Paris floods

Insane flooding in France has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people, and now famed museums in Paris are worried about the rising River Seine. The river is the highest it’s been in 30 years, and is expected to creep higher. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay announced plans to close so they can protect their art.

Water levels haven’t broken records yet, but more rain could fall this weekend. A 1910 flood still holds records. Back then, the River Seine rose to around 28 feet… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building