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The world’s tallest wooden tower

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Opened on 15 March, the Mjøstårnet, or the Mjøsa Tower in Brumunddal near Oslo, Norway, is with 85.4 metres currently the world’s tallest wooden building. While wood was one of the first building materials used ...

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Turing seafood waste in biodegradable bioplastic

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Four designers from The Royal College of Art & Imperial College London developed new manufacturing processes to turn seafood waste into biodegradable, recyclable bioplastics. The project, called The Shellworks, was developed by Ed Jones, Insiya ...

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Lease jeans made with recycled denim

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Dutch brand MUD Jeans is the first CO2 neutral denim brand with a circular philosophy, and offers a “Lease a Jeans” programme for their recycled denim jeans The clothing industry is the second most polluting ...

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Turning an aluminium byproduct into ceramics

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A group of designers at the Royal College of Art designed ceramic pieces made of Red Mud, a byproduct in the making of aluminium. Red Mud is also known as Bauxite Residue, and is a ...

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Stackable bricks made from recycled plastic

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Using local plastic, architect Rushabh Chheda of Conscious Designs designed building blocks which can be stacked in various ways to facilitate self-built, affordable housing. Mexico City, like cities in most developing countries, has seen a ...

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Turning plastic waste into high-quality fuel

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Researchers from Purdue University in the US developed a new chemical conversion process that can transform polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into high-quality fuels and other items. The United Nations estimates that more than ...

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