Holy cow, plastic nation. In India, the ubiquitous cows supposedly eat anything and they really do – from paper to banana peels. And in the stomach of one deceased cow, it was discovered that it had ingested about 35 kg (77 lbs.) of plastic. Controlling plastic pollution has become a challenge in a country where previously, garbage was usually of an organic nature and decomposed on its own and things that could be reused were put aside. — Treehugger

Music to Greenies’ ears. From dishing out organic food on compostable dishware to using recycled toilet paper in the port-o-potties to powering stages with solar energy or biodiesel, [music] festivals around [the US] are getting creative in their efforts to be green. Some, like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, are even devoting venue space to the issue, inviting artists and fans to participate in educational activities and visit informational booths staffed by nonprofits (like Grist). But can a music festival ever truly be green? — Sarah Van Shagen, Grist

World’s tiniest solar car. A tad smaller than a typical matchbox car, at 33x22x14 mm, the Select Solar mini solar racer is a no-assembly-required toy that lets you either demonstrate the coolness of solar power in an educational fashion, or play with a little toy car under the pretext of being environmentally responsible. Tech Digest

McD’s introduces a new colour: green. McDonald’s will fuel all of its delivery trucks in the UK with biodiesel, which will combine their cooking oil with rapeseed oil.The company said the effort will save 1,650 tons of carbon annually and they are looking ways to save more. McDonalds is looking into several other ways to become more environmentally-friendly like recycling its packaging materials. All Headline News 

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