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Freshwater-free textile made from salt-tolerant plants

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The UK-based start-up SaltyCo, a spin-off company from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, developed freshwater-free textile by processing salt-tolerant plants, irrigated with seawater. Only 3% of all available water in the ...

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Stamps made from algae from the Venetian Lagoon

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For his project From Venice with Algae, designer Pablo Dorigo Sempere used Favini’s algae paper, made from Venetian algae, to design a stamp as a product that could ideally convey the story and the beauty ...

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Microbes that can help degrade polyurethane

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Researchers from the German Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig have identified a strain of bacteria capable of degrading some of the chemical building blocks of polyurethane plastic. Polyurethane is a lightweight, flexible, and ...

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A portable charger made from plastic waste and repurposed batteries

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Brighton-based sustainable design studio Gomi designed a 12,000mAh portable charger made from 100% ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste and repurposed batteries that would otherwise go to the landfill. Plastic waste makes up 85% of the pollution on ...

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A biophilic house inspired the Dutch maritime past

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Called Freebooter, the biophilic house in Amsterdam, designed by architectural studio GG-loop, was inspired by the Dutch maritime past, using only materials that would be used in the construction of a ship. The building consists ...

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Examples of Swedish glass design

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In a project called Transparency, master students from Lund University School of Industrial Design developed glass products, with a focus on the use of this material applied in sustainable, cyclic systems for the future. The ...

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