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Cork's rise as a sustainable alternative in various industries

Cork, known for sealing wine bottles, is now revolutionizing industries as a sustainable material, offering environmental benefits and diverse applications.

Marta Vidal reports for The Washington Post.

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4 laundry tips that can save energy and your clothes

Doing laundry might be a tiresome chore for you, but washing and drying clothes and linens can be a nightmare for the planet.

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How Japan’s salarymen embraced short sleeves through ‘cool biz’

Under “Cool Biz,” salarymen and government workers don short-sleeved shirts in the summer as offices are kept above 82 degrees Fahrenheit to save energy.
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The fashion industry is nothing like Shein’s viral influencer videos

Shein and its competitor Temu together import 600,000 packages a day into the U.S. These products are air freighted, which adds an enormous carbon footprint to their already fossil-fuel-based fibers and fossil-fuel-based processing.

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Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert tells Katie Couric about company's goals

Outdoor gear retailer Patagonia Inc. has long had a reputation as one of the most environmentally and socially conscious companies in the world.

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Buying second-hand clothes is ‘form of activism’ – Oxfam fashion show stylist

Wearing second-hand clothing has become an act of “rebellion” for young people concerned about climate change, according to a star stylist.

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How to buy clothes without ruining the planet

For an Earth-friendly closet, how you shop — finding ways to reduce unnecessary purchases of new items, thinking about how you might wear what you buy and looking for clothes that will last — matters.
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