U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Energy-Efficient Clothes Dryers Could Save Americans $4 Billion Per Year

Photo by Shutterstock Energy-inefficient clothes dryers are causing American households to waste up to $4 billion each year, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources…

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"Eco-Leather" Made From Plant Oils is a Fashion Game-Changer

Tanning leather is a toxic endeavor and also quite fatal for animals, but a new alternative bio-based leather promises to be more environmentally friendly. Richard Wool, a professor of…

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Textile Recycling Significantly Reduces Greenhouse Gases, Says EPA

Photo by Shutterstock In the effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, a great deal of energy has been directed towards recycling, driving less, and reducing power plant pollution. In a…

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EPA, NIH Award $100K to Conscious Clothing's Wearable Pollution Monitor

Most cities and towns monitor their air quality, but it’s usually only in a few spots and doesn’t alert us to dangerous locations where pollution may be higher. Wanting to…

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Top 7 Eco-Beauty Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Ground-Breaking!)

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L’Oréal, EPA Announce Partnership to Help End Animal Cosmetics Testing

L’Oréal is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help put an end to animal testing in the beauty industry, according to an announcement on Monday. The cosmetics…

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NRDC Files Lawsuit Against EPA To Block Nanosilver Pesticide in Clothing

From odor-absorbing underpants to bacteria-resistant appliances, silver nanoparticles are on the cutting edge of antimicrobial technology. But although the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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Target, Gap, Walmart, H&M, Patagonia Launch Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Photo by thinkretail A consortium of manufacturing and retail giants, non-governmental organizations, academic experts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are banding together…

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