What Is Sustainable Design?

What is Sustainable Design? Sustainable design, also known as environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design and more, is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Sustainable design is important because by charging those who make products and packaging to use sustainable materials, it allows for …

ASTM Revises Resin Identification Code Symbol

ASTM International has made revisions to the resin identification code which is now a triangle around the corresponding number instead of the former chasing arrows. ASTM, known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. …

New “I Want to be Recycled” Campaign Targets Non-Recyclers

Keep America Beautiful and The Advertising Council have teamed up for a new campaign, “I Want to be Recycled.” The campaign targets those who do not currently recycle by conveying what their trash could become. Gerry Schnepf, executive director of Keep Iowa Beautiful, explains the idea behind the campaign by saying,”My throwing away a shirt or a shoe or a …

UMBC Named One of the Most Green Colleges

Here at Vangel we are happy to highlight local institutions for their efforts in sustainability. For the fourth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named UMBC as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges in their annual guide to green colleges. UMBC has a sustainability club which is very active, apparent through their constant flow of content …