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Plastic-free bandages made of merino wool

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Called Wool+Aid, these adhesive bandages plastic- and latex-free. Instead, they are made of merino wool and fully biodegradable. Many types of adhesive bandages are made of plastic or at least contain some plastic. Invented in ...

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A shoe made with algae polyurethane

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Called Blueview, this shoe is completely biobased and biodegradable, with a sole made of biobased polyurethane, made from algae. Blueview is a spinoff company of the University of California, where they invented a high-performance biodegradable ...

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A minimal beam with maximal strength

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The Minimass beam is a 3D printed reinforced concrete beam that uses less concrete and less steel than conventional beams. Minimass was developed by Andy Coward, founder of the company Net Zero Projects Limited. The ...

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‘Gym equipment’ made from recycled face masks

Published 8 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Called Peso, which is Italian for weight, product designer Michela Pinazza created various weights and a punching bag using used disposable face masks to draw attention to the ‘weight’ plastic waste has on the environment. ...

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A recycled bridge

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Located in Oude IJsselstreek, the Netherlands, the so-called ‘(Oer)brug’ is made of steel of its predecessor, iron from demolition waste and environmentally friendly enhanced pinewood with a life expectancy of at least 50 years. The ...

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A duvet made with waste oyster shells

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Cerapi is an anti-bacterial and breathable duvet made of waste oyster shells. Every year, more than ten million tons of oysters are consumed worldwide, with the shells left over as waste. Cerapi recycles these shells ...

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