City bans plastic bags, straws

Vancouver is bringing in bans on the use of plastic bags, straws and other single-use items, while introducing what the city believes to be a first-of-its-kind fee for disposable cups in the country.

Leftover fabric finds a new use instead of ending up in landfill

Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Express, J. Crew and others produce hundreds of thousands of pounds of fabric that normally just gets dumped in a landfill. But a New York City nonprofit has found a way to take that unwanted fabric and give it new life.