This Is the Year to Take Sustainability Seriously. Here Are the Products to Make It Happen

One of your New Year’s resolutions should be to practice more sustainability. Here’s some of our best reporting on the sustainability of products.

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If you’re going into 2020 with single-use plastics, fast fashion garments or anything of the like, it’s time to make a change for the longevity of our planet. Swap the disposable bottles for a travel mug; forego plastic straws for sleek reusable ones. In the long run, these products will make Earth a better place to live, and you will be better for it.

The following are the best stories we’ve published about sustainability and being green.



This Is the Ultimate Reusable Straw, Thanks to Space-Grade Titanium

A reusable straw that looks so good, keeping that resolution to be more sustainable will be a breeze.

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The Tesla Pickup Truck: What You Need to Know

Everything we know about Elon Musk's Blade Runner-inspired "armored personnel carrier of the future."

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The 10 Best Flasks You Can Buy Right Now

From $15 to $250, there's a tiny bottle of joy for everyone.

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The 11 Best Travel Mugs Money Can Buy

When you're on the go or off on a big adventure, a top-notch coffee keeper is critical -- and these picks are just perfect.

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The Best Food Storage Containers for Leftovers and Meal Prep

You don't need to know the 25 best vessels to store leftovers and carry food to and from home. You just need to know the few worth buying.

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This Levi’s Shirt Is the Best Style Release of the Year

The Levi’s Wellthread x Outerknown Western shirt is made entirely of cotton -- that includes the fabric, thread, label and even the buttons. This means it has the greatest potential to be recycled in the...

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear

Americans are quantifiably obsessed with outdoor gear. That's not necessarily a good thing.

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Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products

Patagonia often leads the industry in innovation, and in 2019 it will do so by overhauling its alpine shells and Black Hole bags.

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Could Old Fishing Nets Be Outdoor Gear’s Next Innovative Material?

Bureo has been working since 2013 to turn discarded fishing nets into everything from skateboards to Jenga towers.

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The Complete Electric Car Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Interested in buying an electric car? Check out our round-up of all of the new EVs on sale in the United States today.

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Can Better Denim Change the World? Levi’s Is Betting on It

Paul Dillinger has given himself the impossible task of transforming the global apparel business into a cleaner, more ethical, more sustainable industry.

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The World of Overlanding Is on the Verge of a Seismic Shift

The Rivian R1T made an appearance at Overland West this past week, marking the first time an all-electric vehicle attended the event.

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What the Hell Is a Wool Surfboard?

Firewire Surfboards replaced one key ingredient of surfboard construction with stuff from sheep.

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Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy

We sat down with Porsche chassis engineer Ingo Albers at the launch of the all-new Taycan to learn just how hard it was to create the sport car brand's first electric vehicle.

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These Game-Changing Levi’s Shirts Are Now 70% Off

The fabric, thread, buttons and labels are made completely of cotton.

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How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie

And a short guide to the brands that are trying hardest to avoid it.

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This Explorer Wants to Change the Way You Think About Nature

The man behind the Lost Explorer shares his perspectives on consumerism and nature.

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Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

Vintage off-roaders are woefully fuel-inefficient. Electric "crate engines" may fix that.

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These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary

Made from entirely plant-based components.

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2020 Will Be the Electric Car Tipping Point

Tesla received about 400,000 Model 3 reservations, a number higher than Mercedes’ total U.S. sales in a year.

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What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks

The NPS just announced its official policy on the matter — here are the highlights.

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Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market

Made from organic cotton and guaranteed for life.

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Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

The quest for sustainability continues.

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Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

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Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?

Bolt Threads is the biotech company behind Microsilk, a synthetic spider silk that's engineered from water, yeast and spider DNA.

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10 Products That Will Help You Buy Less This Earth Day

This Earth Day, cut down on your unintended plastic pollution and replace what can’t be repaired with these super-durable goods.

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