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Microbes that can help degrade polyurethane

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Researchers from the German Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig have identified a strain of bacteria capable of degrading some of the chemical building blocks of polyurethane plastic. Polyurethane is a lightweight, flexible, and ...

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A portable charger made from plastic waste and repurposed batteries

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Brighton-based sustainable design studio Gomi designed a 12,000mAh portable charger made from 100% ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste and repurposed batteries that would otherwise go to the landfill. Plastic waste makes up 85% of the pollution on ...

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A biophilic house inspired the Dutch maritime past

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Called Freebooter, the biophilic house in Amsterdam, designed by architectural studio GG-loop, was inspired by the Dutch maritime past, using only materials that would be used in the construction of a ship. The building consists ...

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Examples of Swedish glass design

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In a project called Transparency, master students from Lund University School of Industrial Design developed glass products, with a focus on the use of this material applied in sustainable, cyclic systems for the future. The ...

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Turning food waste into biodegradable plastics

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Canadian-based company Genecis developed biological processes that convert food waste, otherwise destined for the landfill, into biodegradable plastics. The type of plastic Genecis produces is polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). This is produced in nature by numerous microorganisms, ...

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Combining architecture and fashion

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With Resilient Skin Code, a collaboration between the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Design School of Politecnico di Milano, participants explored new links between architecture and fashion design, working out wearable ...

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