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Waterproof shoes made of recycled coffee

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Finnish start-up Rens Original developed waterproof and odour-resistant slip-on shoes made of recycled coffee. Every day, 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide, the coffee grounds of which contribute to the production of methane, ...

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The world’s first upcycled high-rise building

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In collaboration with Lendager Group, architectural studio Tredje Natur proposes what they say is the world’s first upcycled high-rise building, called CPH Common House. The building, designed for housing and retail in Ørestad, a district ...

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Extracting microplastic from water using magnets

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira developed a method to remove microplastic from water using strong magnets. Microplastics are plastic particles of less than 5mm in diameter. Large pieces of plastic all eventually break down into microplastic, ...

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A building façade with integrated butterfly sanctuary

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Non-profit architectural studio Terreform ONE designed an office and retail building with a double skin façade that functions as a breeding ground, waystation and sanctuary for the monarch butterfly. The North American monarch butterfly (Danaus ...

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A biobased and biodegradable material made from pine needles

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Designer Gaurav Wali developed a biobased and biodegradable material made of pine needles, which can be used to make products. Himachal and Uttarakhand, areas in the northern region of India, are home to pine tree ...

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Bacteria-infused clothing for improved skin

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Designer Rosie Broadhead, in collaboration with microbiologist Chris Callewaert, developed clothing with encapsulated bacteria in the fibres to promote reduced body odour, cell renewal and the skin’s immune system. Our current society is obsessed with ...

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