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A brick made of recycled construction waste

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Scottish start-up Kenoteq developed a brick made of recycled construction waste that has a carbon footprint of less than 5% of a traditional clay brick. Traditional bricks have a large carbon footprint because the clay ...

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Ceramics made of egg shells and algae

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Argentinian designer Cynthia Nudel designed ‘bioceramics’, artful objects made of eggshells and brown algae. According to Nudel, this project arises from a conflict between two concerns: on one hand, her passion for traditional ceramics and, ...

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Eyewear made of recycled clothes

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German start-up Kleiderly recycles waste clothing into a new material that they use to make sunglasses. There is 5.5 kilograms of textile waste per person in Europe, annually. Around 80 per cent is made of ...

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MaterialDistrict Utrecht announces its 16th edition

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MaterialDistrict Utrecht, the show for the latest trends in material innovation for architecture and interior design, announces its 16th edition, taking place from 8-10 March 2023 at Werkspoorkathedraal Utrecht, the Netherlands. This year’s event, themed ...

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A helmet made of upcycled shell waste

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Japanese company Koushi Chemical Industry, in collaboration with the village of Sarufutsu, developed a helmet made with discarded shell from the food industry. Shellfish use their shells to protect themselves against enemies. Scallops are the ...

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Mars-approved tires for your bike

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US-based SMART Tire Company developed the first ‘space-age alloy’ bike tire that is available for commercial use later this year. The so-called METL tire is made from Shape Memory Alloy Radical Technology (SMART), a superelastic ...

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