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Biodegradable 3D printed splints as alternative to a cast

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Brazilian company Fix It designs and 3D prints splints made from biodegradable plastic, as an alternative to traditional casts. Anyone who has ever broken something, knows plaster casts are a bother. They are warm and ...

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‘Deep recycled’ panels made of de-inking sludge

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Scenographer Inga Aleknavičiūtė, in collaboration with German company Zelfo Technology and paper company Leipa Paper, created panels made of de-inking sludge as a form of ‘deep recycling’. De-inking sludge, a residual sludge from the paper ...

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How to grow (on) a building

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Part of Jerusalem Design Week, a team of designers 3D printed a wall made of seeded soil, which sprouted into a green façade. Two of the most common building materials, concrete and steel, are responsible ...

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Pallets made of waste coconut husks

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Amsterdam-based start-up CocoPallet developed a nestable pallet made of coconut husks, generally considered waste, that save up to 70% in shipping and storing space. Coconut trees can grow in almost any kind of soil, even ...

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An edible building material made of food waste

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Fabula, a spinoff company of the University of Tokyo, developed an edible building material up to 4 times the bending strength of concrete, made of food waste. Worldwide, industrial and household food waste amounts to ...

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A 3D printed haute couture dress made of cocoa beans

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Ice cream brand Magnum collaborated with sustainable fashion designer Iris van Herpen to create a vegan haute couture dress, 3D printed and made from cocoa beans. The dress was designed in a complex 3D design ...

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