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Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Weight Materials, Stronger Supply Chain

Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Weight Materials, Stronger Supply Chain

Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced materials for use in manufacturing. Ford is evaluating plastics made stronger by bamboo fiber for interior car parts like storage bins or side panels, writes Plastics News. The company is … Read more »

Bamboo Blend Napkins

FTC Fines Major Retailers $1.3M for Misleading Environmental Claims

Retailers Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, JC Penney and Backcountry.com have been fined $1.3 million by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading environmental claims. Under the court order settling the FTC’s charges, the four companies are barred from labeling and advertising rayon textiles as made of bamboo and will pay … Read more »

Growing Organic Skyscraper Could Be Part of London Skyline

A skyscraper made from recycled paper, plastic and modelled on bamboo so that it “grows” as additional floors are needed is being proposed by a French architecture firm for London, according to the Daily Mail. The work of Chartier-Corbasson architects, the building, already dubbed “The Organic Skyscraper” is being proposed … Read more »

Wheat Straw

Dell Pledges Waste-Free Packaging by 2020

Dell announced sustainable packaging initiatives including goals for a waste-free packaging stream by 2020 and a new wheat straw material (pictured) that turns agricultural waste into boxes. The company says it will achieve its waste-free packaging goals by: Ensuring that 100 percent of Dell packaging is sourced from sustainable materials, … Read more »