Biodegradable coffee pods are now available for composting

Inhabitat - Innovation

Roughly 20 billion non-biodegradable, one-cup coffee pods end up in landfills. But Italian espresso giant Lavazza is offering a more eco-friendly alternative — a compostable coffee pod

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

Inhabitat - Innovation

Light bulbs and lamp shades go together like peanut butter and jelly so when Plumen had an idea for a natural looking shade, they turned to designer Luke Deering with very specific goals in mind: make it elegant and make it sustainable.

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This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Vollebak Plant and Algae T-Shirt is an example of clothing that is produced with a vision for the end of the product lifecycle, when the shirt will biodegrade within a few months

Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic

CleanTech Alliance

And while that part of the plant is typically discarded during harvesting, it may soon find use in a plastic that biodegrades and is fully recyclable. Source: Ben Coxworth, New Atlas, Nov 29, 2019 The bunches of bananas that we buy in stores grow off of a central trunk-like structure, known as the pseudostem. According […]. Industry News

PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers

Inhabitat - Innovation

These puffer coats are filled with a fluffy down alternative — wildflowers

From Bio Waste To SCOBY Packaging

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Green Economy Manufacturing biodegradable plastics bioplastics food MakeGrowLab packaging plasticsThe MakeGrowLab is in the process of patenting the SCOBY material.

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how banana leaves can be transformed into a sturdy, durable alternative to single-use plastic

Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

As ubiquitous as morning coffee is the practice of brushing your teeth.

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

To complete the circle, the Hive shade is commercially compostable and will biodegrade in about six months at the end of its usable life cycle. Original post: Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable.

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

AGreenLiving

One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic.

This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae

AGreenLiving

The Vollebak Plant and Algae T-Shirt is an example of clothing that is produced with a vision for the end of the product life cycle when the shirt can be thrown in a landfill where it will biodegrade within a few months. Here it will biodegrade with them, turn into soil, and help new plants to grow,” explains Vollebak co-founder, Steve Tidball. Here is the original: This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae.

PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers

AGreenLiving

The result is a fully biodegradable material that can be used in coats, comforters and other products. Because it is made from natural materials, it is also biodegradable. More: PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers. With a concern for the treatment of ducks and geese during the gathering of feathers for down bedding and clothing, one company has developed a proprietary, cruelty-free alternative to traditional down.

Biodegradable coffee pods are now available for composting

AGreenLiving

Roughly 20 billion non-biodegradable, one-cup coffee pods end up in landfills. Non-biodegradable coffee pods are a challenge to recycle because a single capsule is comprised of a mix of materials, including aluminum, foil and especially plastic. In contrast to the non-biodegradable coffee pods, Eco Caps take just six months to degrade. Compostable and biodegradable coffee pods are becoming a trend. Biodegradable coffee pods are now available for composting.

Green footwear brand steps up with 'world's first' biodegradable, plastic-free trainers

Business Green

WAES Footwear launches trainers made from organic cotton and leather, and sustainably-sourced rubber

Is biodegradable clothing the future of fashion?

Climate-KIC

The innovative fabric—called Amni Soul Eco—is the world’s first biodegradable polyamide 6.6 The post Is biodegradable clothing the future of fashion? Philadelphia-based brand Aqua Vida sells workout wear that’s 100 per cent recyclable, and will take under three years to decompose in an anaerobic landfill or compost heap. It also offers UV protection (SPF 50+), antibacterial benefits, comfort, breathability, durability, and is easy […].

Boots aims to turn over a clean sheet with biodegradable baby wipes

Business Green

Switch to sustainable viscose material could save 200 tonnes of plastic each year, according to retailer

This T-Shirt Is Made From Algae And 100% Biodegradable In 12 Weeks

Forbes Green Tech

The aim of the plant and algae t-shirt was to make a piece of clothing entirely out of natural materials so that once it reached the end of its lifespan it could simply return to nature and leave no trace

Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials

AGreenLiving

Unlike the 98 percent of toothbrushes that are not biodegradable, the Tooth replacement heads will break down. The bristles are made from Nylon 4; both products are 100 percent biodegradable. Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials.

Cheer Project creates zero-waste products from pine needles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cheer Prokect is a 100 percent bio-based and biodegradable material made from pine needles that can be incorporated into a variety of products

Biodegradable and edible seaweed-based packaging reduces plastic waste while supporting local farmers

Climate-KIC

Indonesian company Evoware offers a solution to plastic waste with their seaweed-based packaging, which is biodegradable—and edible. The post Biodegradable and edible seaweed-based packaging reduces plastic waste while supporting local farmers appeared first on Climate-KIC

The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the 'forever chemicals'

GreenBiz

The water-repellent coating on many biodegradable products can cause harm in waste management and human health. Circular Economy Advanced Materials In the Loop

Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print

GreenBiz

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice.

Colgate unveils its brush with sustainable bamboo

Business Green

Colgate's newest toothbrush is made from 100 per cent biodegradable bamboo

Molson Coors joins Science-Based Targets with 1.5C goal and new plastics strategy

GreenBiz

The beer giant is promising to cut emissions by 50 percent and ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradeable by 2025.

Plastic-free material made from fish waste wins £30,000 James Dyson prize

Business Green

Student inventor Lucy Hughes takes home prize for MarinaTex, a biodegradable translucent film made from organic fish waste and red algae

Carbon Capture: Bright Promise Or Senseless Boondoggle?

CleanTechnica

So why not suck out the excess, then store it in holes deep underground -- there are thousands upon thousands of old oil and gas wells just waiting for some useful purpose to come along -- or use it to make biofuel, fertilizer, medicine, and biodegradable plastics?

Carbon 201

An abandoned market becomes a light-filled homeless shelter in London

AGreenLiving

Eco Green biodegradable brick buildings environmental pollution holland-harvey homeless shelter innovation pollution post-format-gallery shelter from the storm social design social responsibilityWe love it when old buildings can be put to good use, but it especially warms our hearts when architects use adaptive reuse to convert empty structures into spaces specially designed to help those in need.

Just Eat ramps up seaweed-based sachet trial

Business Green

Flavourless seaweed sachets are 100 per cent biodegradable and are helping to reduce single-use plastic waste from 65 London takeaways

When will tobacco companies be held responsible for cigarette butt pollution?

Eco-Business

Philip Morris, the world’s biggest tobacco firm, tells Eco-Business that it supports policies to curb butt pollution, but warns that biodegradable filters might encourage littering Cigarettes are the world's most littered item.

The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the ‘forever chemicals’

AGreenLiving

The water-repellent coating on many biodegradable products can cause harm in waste management and human health. Here is the original post: The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the ‘forever chemicals’ Business Green and-human and-more box-trucks circular economy clean fleets electric vehicles gore in the loop logisitics maintain-their name

How Commercial Composting Works

AGreenLiving

Despite the proliferation of plastics in the last century, biodegradable … The post How Commercial Composting Works appeared first on Earth911.com.

The Sustainable Solution for Dog Waste Removal

The Environmental Blog

They’re either using plastic, biodegradable, or compostable bags , none of which are ideal. Eighty-nine point seven million. That’s how many dogs live in the United States, according to the 2017 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.

Waste 141

Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print

AGreenLiving

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice. Read the rest here: Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print. Business Green among-terms bio-based-and circular economy discern-and environmentally like-bioplastics make-the make-the-environmentally makes-it-hard plastic plastics-makes

Ocean Conservation: Microplastics in the Food Chain

Green Tech Challenge

For years we’ve listened to environmentalists and conservationists talk about the need to reduce plastic waste. This problem does not seem to be going away as quickly as it should.

Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Product Packaging For Your Business

Ecotech

Eco-friendly packaging consists of packaging materials that are made from recycled materials, reusable, compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, toxin and allergen free, or those that are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. It Consists Of Biodegradable Materials.

Brugg Cables to launch 850-amp liquid-cooled charging cable

Charged

The water-based cooling fluid is non-toxic and largely biodegradable. Swiss cable maker Brugg Cables has announced a new high-performance charging cable, the Alligator-HPC, that can deliver DC electricity at 1,000 volts and up to 850 amps. The company plans to launch the cable in early 2020.

Say No To Styrofoam: Eco-Friendly Take Out Boxes

Green Business Bureau

Styrofoam is detrimental to the environment, the material takes over five hundred years to biodegrade. Packaging leftovers in recyclable or biodegradable takeout containers leaves a lasting impression of social and environmental awareness on your customers.

7 Practical Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Rather than using plastic, go for products like recycled wood or glass or biodegradable materials. Healthier, cleaner and cheaper—eco-friendly homes offer lots of benefits. As more people become environmentally conscious, many are looking for new ways to live sustainability.

Firm warns of increased microbial-influenced corrosion with IMO 2020-compliant fuels

Envirotec Magazine

Referring to a paper published in 2016, in Volume 108 of International Biodeteriation & Biodegradation , published in 2016 by Elsevier, Taylor said that a strain of fungus degraded biodiesel at “a phenomenal rate” and resulted in enhanced 1018 steel corrosion due to acidification. “If

Plastic Straw Alternatives: 10 Eco-Friendly Choices

Green Business Bureau

Bamboo is biodegradable, naturally antibacterial, and one of the most sustainable resources on earth. They are biodegradable and I personally couldn’t tell the difference from this and the original plastic straw.