Day: February 17, 2021

Online shopping is becoming more sustainable, with reusable boxes and more efficient deliveries

The efforts are part of a larger shift within the retail industry to eliminate single-use cardboard and plastic as consumers increasingly weigh the environmental impacts of fast and easy shipping. Brands such as Clorox, Haagen Dazs and Seventh Generation are moving toward glass, aluminum and stainless steel packaging that can be returned, cleaned and refilled for subsequent uses, with the help of Loop, a program introduced two years ago at the World Economic Forum.

Sustainability experts say much of the pollution associated with online shopping occurs during “last mile” delivery, that final stretch from warehouse to doorstep. But they say packaging is perhaps an easier — and more tangible — problem to solve. Consumers’ increased reliance on online shopping during the pandemic also put a spotlight on discarded cardboard piling up in recycling bins across the country. Corrugated box shipments rose 9 percent early in the pandemic as Americans

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Reality Bites at New York Fashion Week, Alongside a Lot of Fantasy

New York Men’s Day

New York Men’s Day continued its mission to highlight the future of menswear. Several designers stood out in particular, namely Chelsea Grays, STAN, and Timo Weiland.

Chelsea Grays’ collection was an homage to 2020 with references to police brutality, protesting, coronavirus, and voting. There was a rugged, dystopian approach to the clothing—Mad Max: Fury Road meets high fashion streetwear.

Designer Tristan Detwiler of STAN created a genderless collection based around quilting. Detwiler, who is a member of The Bumann Quilting group, an organization dedicated to the art of preserving quilting, created maximalist pattern garments that were ripe with the history of generations of quilters.

Timo Weiland created an aesthetic of polished leisure fit for a Zoom call, but still comfortable for home. While some might think any reason to dress up is lost, Weiland reminded us that formality has just taken a new approach.

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In Lockdown, Emma Chamberlain Perfected Personal Style

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Why Astrologers Are Calling The Saturn-Uranus Square The Defining Aspect Of 2021

We’re not even through the first quarter of 2021, but we’re already about to experience a life-altering planetary aspect: On 17th February, a square will form between Saturn and Uranus, an event that happens only once every 22 years. Astrological “squares” are known for creating tension between two points — and with this one involving Saturn, the Planet of Rules and Boundaries, and Uranus, the Planet of Freedom and Rebellion, you can bet that things are about to get pretty intense. These two planets are vastly different. “While traditional Saturn likes to build and preserve, Uranus likes to change and destroy,” Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com, tells Refinery29. “This aspect is basically the old versus the new, a clash between rebellion and tradition.” We can expect this age-old struggle to define our year, Montúfar

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Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?

<p>Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?</p> (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?

(Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Green energy sources are not to blame for the winter storm Uri power blackouts in Texas, experts say.

More than 4.2 million people were left without power after a rare cold front brought record-breaking freezing conditions to the state.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, among others, has tried to point the finger at renewable energy sources such as wind turbines for the rolling blackouts seen in the state.

“So it was all working great until the day it got cold outside. The windmills failed like the silly fashion accessories they are, and people in Texas died,” said Carlson on his Monday show.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for the state legislature to investigate the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the flow of 75 per cent of power in the state.

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