21 Reusable and Sustainable Products We Love (2024): Bags, Water Bottles, Straws, and More

Most of us tend to use single-use products everyday, but switching even some of them out for sustainable products meant to be reused again and again can help our planet. Plastic is piling up in landfills and oceans; it’s even floating around in the air. It’s sad and frustrating, and unfortunately, the problem can’t be … Read more

Diiv Announce New Album Frog in Boiling Water, Share New Song “Brown Paper Bag”: Listen

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, … Read more

The Owala FreeSip Twist — Get the Next Viral Water Bottle Before It Sells Out Again

In case you missed it, the world is currently obsessed with water bottles. The Stanley Cup craze has crowds flocking to stores and even groups of people clamoring for limited-edition tumbler colors. However, what these long lines might have missed is the next big thing: the Owala FreeSip. The durable, lightweight, stainless steel water bottle is … Read more

1 person missing as firefighters in Sweden struggle for second day to put out a water park fire

STOCKHOLM — Firefighters in Sweden were struggling for the second day on Tuesday to put out a blaze at a water park that’s under construction at one of the country’s biggest amusement centers. One park employee is missing and 16 people, mainly workers, were slightly injured. Authorities could not say what had caused the fire … Read more

The City of Tomorrow Will Run on Your Toilet Water

Epic Cleantec’s soil amendment Photograph: Matt Simon Researchers are experimenting with using the same technique for wastewater solids, basically turning sludge into a solid product. “If you do pyrolysis—because it’s thermochemical, it’s a heated process—you kill these bacteria, kill these pathogens, kill these viruses. It’s much cleaner,” says engineer Fengqi You, who studies wastewater at … Read more

Best Water Filter Pitcher for 2024

As mentioned earlier in this article, there are quite a variety of contaminants worth removing from your tap water. The team here at our lab settled on three primary tests to benchmark the efficacy of these filters: TDS, pH and chlorine. Before we began the actual testing, each pitcher was removed from the packaging, cleaned … Read more

Those ‘Bottles Saved’ Counters on Water Filling Stations Are Way Off. Does It Matter?

The Green Ticker certainly pleases environmentally-minded folks who use it by making them feel good that they are keeping plastic out of landfills. But they aren’t the target market. Usually, the interior design firm or whoever runs facilities choose things like this. I wanted to know their motivation behind choosing one of these machines and … Read more

‘Extremely rare’ sea creature leaps out of water and stuns scientists in Australia

While boating off the coast of Australia, scientists saw a “massive splash” — and encountered a sea creature with “extremely rare” coloring. Meet Speckles. “It was near the end of the day, we were about to head in and we saw this massive leap, this massive splash so we thought we’d go over to investigate,” … Read more

Why Is There Lead in Stanley Cups or Other Reusable Water Bottles?

You can see the pellet that Stanley refers to at the bottom of your drink container. It seals those layers together where they all meet at the bottom of the bottle, in a process called lead soldering. Technically, the vessel does contain lead, but it’s enclosed with stainless steel and should never come in contact … Read more