The average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash every day.
Trains are one of the chief methods by which Europeans travel, and that's been the case for over a century now. And while there have been a lot of improvements made across Europe reguarding green energy used in homes and businesses, many of the commuter trains still run on old-fashioned diesel-electric engines.
One of the more original examples of recycling innovations is taking place in Reno, Nevada at a place called the Crafted Palette. Patrons of the unique establishment can have a light breakfast or lunch in the morning or afternoon.
We're all passingly familiar with rubber trees. These trees are common in South America, as well as in Malaysia, and they've been grown on plantations for decades.
The idea of wearing wooden shoes is not new by any stretch of the imagination. However, when most people picture wooden shoes, they tend to think of the sort of traditional clogs you see in stereotypical images of Sweden.
Our economic model now is linear. We take resources, make a product, sell it, and when it is used up, throw away the remains.
Thanks to Peter Jackson and his blockbuster films, everyone in the world knows about hobbits. They're small, furry-footed folk who, despite their provincial life, are brave, loyal, and willing to take great personal risks to do what's best for the world.
More than half the plastic in the world is made in the United States. The sheer amount of oil that goes into making that plastic is mind-boggling to contemplate, particularly when you consider how finite oil is as a resource.
Traffic rotaries, also known as roundabouts, are an alternative solution to traffic lights. The way they work is that traffic feeds into a circle, and drivers exit at the road they want to take.
If you're going to get your haircut, wouldn't it make sense to do something worthwhile with it, instead of just throwing it in the garbage? Lots of people with long, lustrous locks donate their hair every year to make wigs for good causes. Whether it's for children with conditions that cause their hair to fall out, or for adults suffering hair loss because of cancer treatment, it seems like a fairly simple process.