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Buried in cardboard

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Dutch company Fair Coffins offers coffins made of a cardboard-like material for a more sustainable burial. Most coffins are made of wood or wood products, which may sound sustainable, but is not necessarily the case. ...

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A vegan leather alternative made of waste legume pods

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Called Leukeather, developed by Nuhayr Zein, the material is an alternative for exotic leathers made from dried Leucaena pods, a by-product of existing agriculture. Leucaena leucocephala, also known as river tamarind, is a small, fast-growing ...

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Insulation made of cow manure

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Dutch start-up BioBuilder, in collaboration with construction company Eric Kock and green gas company Groenewoud Gas, is working on developing a biobased insulation material made of cow manure. In the Netherlands, several crises are taking ...

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An acoustic, material saving aesthetic ceiling

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Researchers at ETH Zurich developed a concrete ultra-efficiency structural element that uses the advantages of 3D-printed formwork: material reduction, acoustic advantages and aesthetics. Called HiRes Concrete Slab, the concrete slab is a thin, double curved ...

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A chair made of solid wool

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British rug- and floor covering company Roger Oates Design uses low value wool to create Solidwool, a composite material similar to fiberglass. This material makes up the seat and back of the Hembury Chair. The ...

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Moss-covered facades

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Respyre, a spin-off company of the Dutch Delft University of Technology, developed a concrete and a concrete plaster that accommodates the growth of moss on its surface, to bring vegetation into the urban environment. What ...

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