#Finance & innovation

  • Article: Alaska Airlines Is Banning Plastic Straws — Thanks to a 16-Year-Old Girl Scout
    Environment

    Alaska Airlines Is Banning Plastic Straws — Thanks to a 16-Year-Old Girl Scout

    By Joe McCarthy|May 21, 2018

    “My hope is that we can continue to rally together and inspire future generations to take a stand.” Read more

  • Article: Supermarkets Are Using This New Packaging Label to Eliminate 'Hidden Plastic'
    Finance & Innovation

    Supermarkets Are Using This New Packaging Label to Eliminate 'Hidden Plastic'

    By Joe McCarthy|May 16, 2018

    Around 40% of plastic is for packaging, half of which is for food and drink. Read more

  • Article: These Plastic-Free Water Bottles Disappear 3 Weeks After You Throw Them Away
    Finance & Innovation

    These Plastic-Free Water Bottles Disappear 3 Weeks After You Throw Them Away

    By Joe McCarthy|May 2, 2018

    The sustainable bottles decompose after less than a month in a landfill. Read more

  • Article: Lyft Is Making All of Its Rides Carbon Neutral
    Finance & Innovation

    Lyft Is Making All of Its Rides Carbon Neutral

    By Joe McCarthy|April 20, 2018

    More than 1,300 major companies in the US have vowed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

  • Article: This Genius Man Is Using Plastic Bags to Pave Roads
    Finance & Innovation

    This Genius Man Is Using Plastic Bags to Pave Roads

    By Joe McCarthy|March 26, 2018

    It’s the latest invention tackling a global problem. Read more

  • Article: France Sends $861 Million to World’s Largest Solar Power Pact
    Finance & Innovation

    France Sends $861 Million to World’s Largest Solar Power Pact

    By Joe McCarthy|March 12, 2018

    The money will be used to transform the solar industry. Read more

  • Article: Airbnb Vows to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking in Rental Homes
    Finance & Innovation

    Airbnb Vows to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking in Rental Homes

    Feb. 19, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The crackdown comes amid concerns that traffickers are turning its units into 'pop-up brothels'. Read more

  • Article: Mexico Gives Cash Directly to Moms — And It's Succeeding in Major Ways
    Finance & Innovation

    Mexico Gives Cash Directly to Moms — And It's Succeeding in Major Ways

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 14, 2018

    A groundbreaking poverty relief program pays off in the end. Read more