eco-friendly

Titan trash can to be placed near a Coca-Cola vending machine in Oita to help promote recycling

Hopefully it will help people realize they’re not supposed to throw trash in recycling bins.

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Japan considering adding charges for plastic convenience store utensils, hotel hangers, and more

I guess my days of plastic spoon-hoarding days are now over.

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Late-night Starbucks run? Chain will start discounting items before closing time in Japan

Starbucks Japan takes a page from Japanese supermarkets with new eco-friendly plan that should make everyone happy.

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Family Mart to celebrate 40th birthday by introducing onigiri with eco-friendly packaging

To a future where we can eat all the onigiri we want and save the environment.

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Starbucks introduces reusable Frappuccino cups, plus Go Pineapple and Go Peach Frappuccinos

Enjoy summer with these limited-edition flavors and products!

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The ultimate in water recycling: we try taking a bath in our dehumidifier water

When life gives you waste water, don’t put it to waste.

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What do you think of Muji’s new sustainable cutlery cover?

Now you can carry cutlery wherever you like with a small, sustainable silicone wrap.

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Japan’s postal service: So great it’ll even deliver a single leaf to your home

Handled with care and delivered in perfect condition.

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Cup Noodle aims to save 33 tons of plastic waste annually with one small change

The effect of this small change really shows Nissin’s reach around the world.

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Looking for a more accessible “Ramen Broth Hardening Powder”? Look no further!

If you’re looking for a good way to dispose of your leftover over ramen broth, but can’t get Cup Noodle’s powder, try this.

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Bandai launches Gunpla Recycling Project to reuse Gundam anime model kit plastics

Model maker is installing drop boxes at arcades across Japan.

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We rock Japan’s new wearable grocery bag for sustainable, stylish shopping

Carry your groceries through the mighty power of your own core!

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Internet reacts with confusion to Muji’s new fill-it-up-yourself water bottle product

Muji stores will have a faucet where you can fill up your 190 yen (US$1.77) plastic bottle with water.

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Japanese company tackles plastic consumption by making tote bags out of discarded umbrellas

The bags are sold under the tagline “We hope this brand ceases to exist after 10 years”.

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Uniqlo and GU announce they will now charge for shopping bags in a new, eco-friendly initiative

Japan’s most beloved cheap and cheerful fashion brands are taking another step to reduce damage to the planet.

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Why do Japanese recycle bins have two openings but dump everything into the same compartment?

One says cans, one says bottles, but they end up in the same place.

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Stylish, green and eco-friendly modern urban village to be built in the heart of Tokyo by 2023

If there is one thing Tokyo needs, it’s more greenery.

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VR videos of adult film actresses provide dirty thoughts to be turned into clean energy.

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This eco-friendly fish tank and planter uses fish poop to feed your plants

Enjoy the circle of life in your own home.

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Zippered pouches made from candy bags are the latest creative DIY craze on Twitter

From trash to treasure-keeper: You can learn how to make a candy bag pouch too.

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