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Improving air quality by recycling rice straw

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA aims to improve the air quality in various regions, starting in India, by turning rice straw, traditionally burned, into a renewable material source for its products. According to the World Health ...

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First thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2

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One of the world’s largest polymer companies, Covestro developed a series of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) containing polyether carbonate polyols based on CO2 technology. According to the company, the new TPU products leave a lower carbon ...

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Re3 glass blocks from waste glass can be dry-stacked

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The project Re3 Glass by Telesilla Bristogianni and Faidra Oikonomopoulou of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands introduces a reversible building system comprising of dry-assembled interlocking building blocks made out of waste glass. Only ...

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Using microbial cellulose as sustainable packaging material

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For her bachelor project at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen in 2017, Italy-based designer Emma Sicher developed microbial cellulose made from fruits and vegetables leftovers as a sustainable packaging material. Sicher’s research, called From Peel ...

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Sustainable Nordic chairs

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In the beginning of September, the Dansk Design Center announced a competition looking for the most sustainable Nordic chair design. Last week, the winners of each country were announced. The national winners of the design ...

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Growing and cutting a carbon neutral diamond ring

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Apple’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson designed a unique diamond ring out of one piece for (RED), an auction the proceeds of which go to fighting AIDS. The ring ...

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