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Mushrooms to Replace Plastic! (I hope)

Mushrooms to Replace Plastic! (I hope)

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre have developed a material they call Ecocradle, which feels, functions, and looks almost exactly like styrofoam. It is comprised entirely of organic matter,with mushroom roots...
Anthropologie Windows Combine: Recycled Plastic, Social Media, and Customers

Anthropologie Windows Combine: Recycled Plastic, Social Media, and Customers

Despite the frigid cold after a giant snowstorm, a glimpse of spring was in the air today as I walked by the Anthropologie flagship in Rockefeller Center. Their store window...
2010 Resolution: No More Plastic Takeout Containers

2010 Resolution: No More Plastic Takeout Containers

If a takeout container is a temporary vessel designed to transport food from a restaurant to your home, then why is it made out of plastic, a material which is...
Turning Plastic Back into Oil

Turning Plastic Back into Oil

In a twist of sustainability meets alchemy, Washington, DC-based Envion can turn  plastic back into oil, producing a net gain in energy recaptured. The Envion Oil Generator™ uses proprietary low...
MSLK’s next project, a Plastic Water Bottle Island Retreat

MSLK’s next project, a Plastic Water Bottle Island Retreat

Okay maybe only in my dreams. However, I found this video of a man who has made his own island on top of floating plastic water bottles incredibly inspirational. He...
No More Plastic Silverware for Takeout

No More Plastic Silverware for Takeout

Nothing is more indulgent than picking up the phone, calling in and having dinner delivered right to your door. When I first moved to New York it was actually one...
DIY Bows from Plastic Bags

DIY Bows from Plastic Bags

One of the great things about our Urban Tumbleweeds project is it has gotten many of our clients and friends talking to us about plastic bags. In fact, several of...
Plastic Bag Feeder

Plastic Bag Feeder

This community plastic bag dispenser on the streets in Williamsburg made me smile. The design is kind of a cross between a bird feeder and those "Take a Penny, Leave...
NYC Soon to Pay for Plastic Bags?

NYC Soon to Pay for Plastic Bags?

It seems that MSLK's awareness campaign to reduce plastic bag consumption is working...okay maybe we had nothing to with it, but Mayor Bloomberg recently announced a plan to charge NYC...
The Quick Breakdown on 100% Degradable Plastic

The Quick Breakdown on 100% Degradable Plastic

I recently spotted this shopping bag at an upscale sandwich shop and took pause. What is this bag made of? The fine print reads: This environmentally responsible plastic bag is...