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The world’s first compostable marker

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Design company Carlo Ratti Associati developed what they call the first fully compostable maker, using cartridges made of natural fibres and filled with water-based, non-toxic (even edible) ink. Approximately 35 billion makers end up on ...

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Biodegradable children’s shoes with an expiration date

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Designer Shahar Asor created a knit-based, biodegradable composite material that has the potential to disassemble at a pre-defined time and used this to designed children’s shoes “with an expiration date”. For her final bachelor project ...

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A cabin made from beetle infested wood and concrete 3D printing

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Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, both assistant professors of architecture at Cornell University in the US and co-principals of design firm HANNAH, designed a cabin made with concrete 3D printing and previously unusable ash wood, ...

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Capturing tire particles

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The Tyre Collective, consisting of students from the Innovation Design Engineering programme of the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art in the UK, designed a device that captures tire particles to reduce ...

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Designing living products

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Associate professor Elvin Karana and her team at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands are exploring the potential of designing living products. The possibilities are endless: a living textile ...

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3D printed habitat panels to enhance biodiversity on seawalls

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The World Harbour Project (WHP), a global research programme and network aiming to enhance the sustainability of urban harbours, tested how the physical complexity of habitats effects biodiversity, by using 3D printed habitat panels. Coastlines ...

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