Dell Goes Green With Mushroom Packaging

Back in 2011, Dell announced that it was making a switch to environmentally friendly packaging for its computer products which could vastly reduce the amount of energy used to produce the shipping materials. The secret ingredient used in their new packaging? Mushrooms. According to Uber Gizmo's George Wong, mushroom packaging could reduce the amount of energy previously expended on materials such as polystyrene by about 98% -- a huge figure with environmental implications that are impossible to ignore.

In the US Building Industry, is it Too Easy to be Green?

An article on the Appleton Post-Crescent recently shared the story of a Las Vegas hotel with a claim to being a "green" hotel as awarded by a private organization, and the controversy of such a title. According to Thomas Frank, contributor to USA Today, the Palazzo Hotel boasts many of the excesses Las Vegas is famous for, but also holds another, more unusual claim to fame: its designation as a "green" building. According to the article:

No To Plastic Bags, Styrofoam

By Ellalyn Da Vera, The Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental groups on Wednesday expressed support for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) plea for a metro-wide ban on plastic bags and Styrofoam.

EcoWaste Coalition’s Task Force Plastics Troy Lacsamana said it is time the rest of Metro Manila’s local governments, particularly Caloocan, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Parañaque, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan and Valenzuela joined other municipalities in addressing plastic pollution.

Reaffirm Your Green Values By Saying No To Plastic

By Firdos A. Poonawala, Gulf News

Next time you go shopping and carry your purchases home in a plastic bag, think and realise that you are contributing to toxic plastic pollution. The type of pollution caused by plastic has irreversible ill-effects that will affect many generations to come.

Plastic is one of the major toxic pollutants of our time. Its repercussions are expanding at a catastrophic rate.

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