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The world’s first self-charging solar cargo e-bike

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Dutch company Need The Globe (NTG) developed what they say is the first-ever solar cargo e-bike, called SunRider. The cargo bike was developed as a last-mile delivery concept, to lower environmental impact. It is powered ...

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3D printed lamps made from recycled ceramics

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Reprint Ceramics, a joint initiative consisting of Fabrique Publique and Coudre Studio, consists of a series of parametrically designed 3D printed lamps, made from recycled ceramics. Using post-industrial and post-consumer ceramics waste, the project aims ...

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The world’s first hemp watch

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British eyewear brand Hemp Eyewear developed what they say is the world’s first hemp watch called Hemp MVMNT, which also features a pineapple leather strap. The unisex Hemp MVMNT watches are made of Hemp Eyewear’s ...

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The world’s whitest paint to cool buildings

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Researchers at Purdue University in the US created the whitest paint yet. Reflecting 98% light, the paint may cool buildings enough to reduce the need for air conditioning. In October, the researchers created an ultra-white ...

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Footwear made of Brazilian sugarcane

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Footwear brand Kane developed an active recovery shoe made of Brazilian sugarcane-based foam and other renewable materials. The shoes are designed to “help renew your energy” by providing both support and cushioning. Exterior perforations and ...

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Embellishments made from waste oyster shells to replace plastic

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Biomaterial and textile designer Margherita Grassi developed a collection of bio-based embellishments called Re-Pearls made of waste oyster shells, aiming to replace buttons, sequins and beads in the fashion industry. As a textile designer, Grassi ...

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