Sustainable Consumption Stories
Waiting longer to buy a new car and keeping existing cars on the road longer overall could substantially cut greenhouse gas emissions
When researchers dug into the question, they found some unsurprising reasons—such as charging difficulty; and some unexpected ones—such as gender and dwelling type.
A new study finds that tumble dryers spew microfiber pollution. The near term fix: dryer sheets, fabric softeners, and better lint filters. The long term fix: condenser dryers
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans...
Carbon labeling of food shifts people’s behavior—even among those actively trying to avoid information
A clever study suggests that you simply can’t unknow your food's carbon footprint
Our behavior flows only intermittently from knowledge, and our choices reflect not just personal calculations but a host of subtle, almost instinctive, social considerations.
"If you want a table, then you should just grow a table,” they say
The technique upcycles low-value rubber waste into the high-value carbon nanomaterial, graphene—keeping tires out of landfills and making concrete more sustainable
A new generation of building materials aims to actively pull carbon out of the air.
Why burn lignin when you could use it to fly an airplane? Research shows lignin-based jet fuel performs better with lower emissions than petro-fuels