45 Times People Did Something Clever About Saving The World Instead Of Just Talking
Big or small, every change matters when making our planet a better place. And this goes beyond the individual, too. Luckily, as the mindset of consumers shifts towards eco-friendly thinking, more and more businesses are implementing "green" innovations in the way they go about things. From cigarette butt-recycling postal pouches to simple product packaging, Bored Panda has compiled a list of pics, proving that we, the Earth, really do have a bright future.
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The Cafe At My Closest Beach Gives Free Drinks To People Who Collect A Bucket Of Litter From The Beach
Pen Made Of Recycled Water Bottles Casts A Shadow Of A Water Bottle
Turns Out My Pencil Is Made Of Recycled Newspaper
Instead Of Using Paint For This Parking Lot, This Is How The “Lines” Are Created. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
An Easy Way To Recycle Old Mascara Wands
Please do NOT throw away your mascara wands. Instead, clean JUST THE WAND with Dawn liquid soap, place them in a ziploc bag and mail them to a Wildlife Refuge accepting donations.
These little wands are able to be upcycled to clean away oil, larvae, fly eggs, mites, infections, mud and other contaminants from wildlife. Works great for medical care and wound treatment.
Mail to: Appalachian Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 1211 Skyland NC 28776
Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun
Carlsberg Using Glue To Make Six Packs Instead Of Plastic
We have these in Denmark. It's a little tiny dot of some special glue, which took them a long time and effort to develop. It holds the six cans tightly together and you have to twist it in a certain way to separate. After the glue doesn't stick to anything anymore. It saves 150 tons of plastic a year in Denmark alone. Also we have a system where you get paid for returning empty bottles and cans. A lot of homeless people make a living collecting them, and also they don't end up polluting nature.
Got An Event Bracelet That Can Be Planted
I Found A Hidden Message When I Ripped The Paper Off This Ramen Pot
An Ice Cream Cup Made Of Banana Leaves
Seen these used for hot rice as the leafs sort of heat protected
My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe Bananas For Cheap With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag
This Notebook Is Made Of Stone
You Can Charge This Battery With A Micro USB
This is great for things like remote controls. Instead of throwing the batteries away, recharge them. One less thing in the land fills
Refill Station At Simon Fraser University, Canada
This Cup Is Made From Plant Starch, Not Plastic
Lets remember that many compostable cups are really not compostable. https://recycleforgreatermanchester.com/blog/the-truth-about-compostable-packaging/
My Pencil Has Seeds On The Tip, So When It's Too Small To Use It You Can Plant It And A Tree Will Grow Out Of It
When my son was in middle school, he got in trouble for "lurking" in the bushes next to his school. When I asked what he was doing, he said he was planting his pencil next to the school so that it would grow into a tree!! LMAO
This Makes Me Incredibly Happy, And More Inclined To Shop Here More Often
Recycled Cardboard Used As An Alternative To Bubble Wrap
as mush as i love popping bubble wrap, this is amazing idea
My University Makes Notepads Out Of The Recycled Paper And Hands Them Out To The Students
Single-Use Cutlery And Straws From Avocado Seeds
Recently, Mexican company BioFase released single-use cutlery and straws that biodegrade in 240 days. The company collects avocado seeds from companies who process avocados to make guacamole or oil.
This Super Market Had Tiny Paper Bags Instead Of Plastic Containers To Reduce Waste
Every Day After Closing, This Local Bakery Leaves Out A Bag Of Their Unsold Pastries That People Can Take From Freely Instead Of Throwing Them Away And Make Unnecessary Waste
This Japanese Toilet Refills Through A Sink In The Top So You Can Rinse Your Hands And Re-Use The Water
You Bike To Keep The Outlet Going, To Recharge Your Devices
The Bowling Alley In My Neighbourhood Tore Up Old Lanes And Used Them To Renovate The Washrooms
My Local Coffee Shop Gives Free Compost Made From Their Used Coffee Grounds
I'm pleased to say every coffee shop in my city - Portsmouth UK - give away their grinds for gardening.
I Bought A Pack Of Cigarettes And They Came With A Postage Paid Recycling Pouch
My Shoes Came With A “Handle” Rather Than Being Packed In A One Time Use Bag
nice if you bought just one pair of shoes... Will look like a christmas tree if bought three or more :D :D
Throw And Grow Confetti
Disposable Bowl Made Out Of Nothing But Three Pressed Leaves, Sturdy Despite Being Fastened Together With Just A Small Bamboo Pin. Used By Street Food Vendors In India
A New Question Is Up On Our Cigarette Voting Bin On Villiers Street
The Water Taps At This Cafe Drip Onto Plants To Not Waste Water
They Had A Bike At My School To Blend A Smoothie That They Were Handing Out At Lunch
This Coffee Cup Is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds
Eco-Friendly Eggs Packaging
This Steel Gate Made Up Of Pliers
This Office Is Made Up Of Old Shipping Containers
This Sketchbook Made From Real Recycled Circuit Boards
My New Dentist Has Their Forms Laminated To Reduce Paper Waste By Simply Plugging In And Wiping Off
Resealable Cans Of Water
The Paper Tag Attached To My New Pan Can Be Planted To Grow Herbs
My School Fights Littering By Installing Basketball Hoops Above Trash Cans
This Bag Of Old/Stained Face Towels Have Been Re-Used As “Rags” At This Hotel
I take my own washing items when I travel. They fit in a tiny bag. Hand-crocheted cotton washcloths and my own shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. This is also a great idea. Next they need to stop with the cutesy individual items in the bathroom and just have the bulk pumps on the wall.
This Sink Counter At A Brewery Is Made With Recycled Beer Bottles
The Beach I’m At Has A List Of Commonly Found Garbage And How Long It Takes For It To Decompose
My Work Place Has A White Board Showing Yesterday’s Food Waste Right Above Where Employees Keep Used Dishes
This Public Bench Was Made Using Grocery Bags
Desk Made From The Engine Cowl Of A 747
This Bin Shows You Examples Of Different Types Of Waste And Where They Go
My Hotel Wants You To Take The Nice Soap Home
This Hotel Uses Papaya Stalks As Straws
This Water Fountain Tells You How Many Disposable Plastic Bottles You've Saved Through Using It
The Golf Balls At The Mini Golf On This Pier Are Biodegradable And Fall Into The Sea At The 18th Hole
An Environmentally Friendly, Staple-Free Staple
A Coffee Shop In Santa Cruz, Ca Accepts A Bucket Of Trash As "Payment" For A Cup Of Coffee
This Coffee Shop Is Offering Straws Made Out Of Hay To Reduce Waste
I am legitimately wondering how cost effective this is and would it affect people who were allergic to hay/grass?