recycling

gown made out of children's books

This is a gown that fashion designer Ryan Jude Novelline made out of children's books in a demonstration of sustainable fashion's potential on the runway. However, the same concept of sustainable, fashionable clothing can also be found in your local thrift stores. (Wikimedia)

The George Washington University
Sustainable fashion isn't just about organically grown cotton and hand-me-downs, but also the avoidance of "fast fashion" or supporting sweatshops. A sustainable shoe designer offers his insight into the industry.

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Northwestern University
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan to extract the metal and make Olympic medals.
The George Washington University
Why do we need to buy a cucumber that is wrapped in cling wrap, when it is already wrapped by nature?
SUNY ESF
The dumping of a Toyota Prius is illegal in 41 states. Here is a story of that issue with a few possible solutions.
SUNY-ESF
Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCCRA) in Syracuse, New York, has a recycling and composting program that's pretty unique.
Dumpsters

Three large Dumpsters sit outside of University of Mississippi residence hall. (Bryce Johnson/University of Mississippi)

University of Mississippi
Many campuses across America are striving to achieve zero waste during move out.
The George Washington University
Where does all the food waste that we throw in the trash and discard really end up and how can we ensure that it will not go to waste?
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
As the population grows we are constantly asked the question of, how to manage our waste?
George Washington University
Waste is cluttering our world, but some countries are trying to turn this around.
George Washington University
Maryland-based organization Bikes for the World diverts thousands of bicycles annually from the U.S. waste stream. 

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