Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle


Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone Face Lawsuit for Misleading 100% Recycling Claims

Environmental and consumer rights organizations have filed a legal complaint against food and drink giants Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone for the use of misleading “100% recycled” and “100% recyclable” claims on PET plastic water bottles sold across Europe.

Scientists close the cycle on recycling mixed plastics

Little of the mixed consumer plastics thrown away or placed in recycle bins actually ends up being recycled.

Scientists finally find a way to recycle plastic indefinitely

Most plastic products can’t be recycled back into their original form. It’s time to change that.

The ultimate eco building – made of salt, sunflowers and recycled urine

Its door handles are made of salt. Its walls are made of sunflowers. Its furniture is made of Japanese knotweed. And it was stained with dyes made from filtered urine. Is this recycling marvel in southern France the future of architecture?

Fungi makes meal of hard to recycle plastic

Polypropylene, a hard to recycle plastic, has successfully been biodegraded by two strains of fungi in a new experiment led by researchers at the University of Sydney.

Paper or plastic? Instead ask which companies are innovating recycling

Paper or plastic? If you’re looking to invest in the packaging that’s best for the environment, the answer is… it’s complicated.

Recycling lake litter, Ugandan makes innovative tourist boat

Former tour guide James Kateeba started building the boat in 2017 in response to the tons of plastic waste he saw in the lake after heavy rains.

Turning food waste into biodegradable bioplastics

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills.

Wax worm saliva rapidly breaks down plastic bags, scientists discover

Enzymes that rapidly break down plastic bags have been discovered in the saliva of wax worms, which are moth larvae that infest beehives.

Japan’s ‘Zero Waste’ Village Is a Model for Small-Town Sustainability

In Kamikatsu, sustainability isn’t just an environmental imperative — it’s the glue that unifies a community.

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries That Could Last For Thousands Of Years

Nuclear waste is radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants that no one wants to be kept near their houses or even carried through their communities. The ugly substance is poisonous and deadly, takes thousands of years to disintegrate completely, and we continue to produce more of it.