Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

Inhabitat - Innovation

From phone cases to a new line of soaps, Pela offers products for a zero-waste lifestyle

From Bio Waste To SCOBY Packaging

CleanTechnica

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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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic, that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States.

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. Circular Economy plastic Waste Management

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

Biofuels, Plastic and the Environment: Interview with Molly Morse, CEO, Mango Materials

CleanTech Group

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Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

AGreenLiving

So Jeremy Lang decided to do something about this plastic waste by creating Pela phone cases, which offer protection for every major model of phone and completely biodegrade into the soil at the end of their lifecycle.

Surprise! Ocean Could Help Solve Own Ocean Plastic Problem

CleanTechnica

The waters of the Earth are beseiged by a torrent of plastic waste, but seawater could help stem the tide with a new biodegradable solution. Research Water Algae bioplastics cyanobacteria Kobe University oceans plastics

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

In addition, the shades are printed on demand to avoid unnecessary waste. 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.

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

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

AGreenLiving

Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans. 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.

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

Roll up, roll up: Refillable, biodegradable deodorant start-up raises £500,000

Business Green

Wild claims that its new deodorant line, which comes in a range of scents including coconut, rose, mint, and orange, is the first to be both 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable.

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

Fighting Food Waste in America

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

In the US, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of our food supply is wasted. In fact, according to the USDA food waste is the single largest component going to municipal landfills. How is it possible that we waste so much food? Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 5:30 PM– 8:30 PM PST.

Fighting Food Waste in America

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

In the US, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of our food supply is wasted. In fact, according to the USDA food waste is the single largest component going to municipal landfills. How is it possible that we waste so much food? Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 5:30 PM– 8:30 PM PST.

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. These pods are convenient to dispose of in the food waste bin, depending on your local composting rules.

How RFID technology is playing a role in reducing waste and increasing recycling

Envirotec Magazine

Waste and sustainability, although a hot topic of discussion and concern, has moved even further up the political, economic and public agenda recently. But, if we focus solely on packaging waste, we ignore the fact that it’s only part of the story. Winning the war on waste.

Coronavirus: Biogas industry moves to tackle spike in food waste

Business Green

Two of the UK's leading green energy trade bodies, the REA and ADBA, are calling on companies operating in the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector to provide information on current capacity levels, in a bid to help tackle a spike in organic waste caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

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

AGreenLiving

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom-discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic , that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States.

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

AGreenLiving

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. Why recycle plastic waste? This experiment came from the need to find a permanent solution to India’s growing plastic waste problem.

Pineapple, Banana & Coconut: Sustainable Fabrics – Out of the Kitchen and Into the Closet

Unsustainable

It’s incredibly versatile, strong, sustainably grown, and biodegradable. Normally, the stems and leaves become unproductive waste with over 1 billion kilograms thrown out year. This makes it easier to separate them from the waste areas of the plant.

Nina+Co sustainably furnishes a zero-waste London restaurant

AGreenLiving

In an industry notorious for food waste, award-winning chef Douglas McMaster has achieved the seemingly unattainable — Silo , the world’s first zero-waste restaurant. Launched in Australia in 2011, Silo was heralded as the world’s first zero-waste restaurant.

Staying Safe without Plastic in the Covid-19 Crisis: 5 Ways to Go Plastic-Free

Unsustainable

This increases the amount of single-use plastic waste enormously. They are certainly not biodegradable. Imagine the sheer quantity of plastic waste in that case. Waste covid-19 crises Jeanne Yacoubou plastic recycling waste zero-waste

Tackling the scourge of plastic waste requires ambitious policies

Business Green

Bright Blue's Patrick Hall sets out four immediate actions the government should take to combat plastic waste. Plastic waste is a major threat to our natural environment. A policy story - we put forward several policy recommendations to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste.

Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds

AGreenLiving

Research from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science has revealed that discarded concrete can be strengthened with the addition of wood waste. It is hoped that this groundbreaking new method will help make better use of old concrete and any waste plant or wood materials.

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. Ocean conservation microplastics ocean oceanconservation pollution waste

Halloween generates frightening amounts of plastic waste each year

AGreenLiving

Two eco-minded British charities, Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust, have revealed that Halloween generates mounds of plastic waste equal in weight to millions of plastic bottles. See the original post here: Halloween generates frightening amounts of plastic waste each year.

Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

The MarinaTex Plastic is made from red algae and organic waste coming from the fishing industry. This will allow people to see through this biodegradable bioplastic before they buy the product.

Cheer Project creates zero-waste products from pine needles

AGreenLiving

One designer, Gaurav MK Wali, is an example of this goal with his use of discarded pine needles as a 100 percent bio-based and biodegradable material that can be incorporated into a variety of products. Related: Biodegradable ‘Forest Wool’ furniture is made entirely out of pine needles The process of converting pine needles into a durable product material begins by “shedding” the pine needles into smaller components.

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

The Ocean Cleanup Bags Its First Lot of Trash

Unsustainable

A complete solution to the problem of plastic pollution would of course require turning off the tap by way of a drastic reduction in the production and use of plastics, as well as the development of biodegradable alternatives. Waste conservation ecology oceans plastic waste

How to make zero-waste decorations for the holidays

AGreenLiving

To combat some of this waste, try your hand at decking the halls with DIY, zero-waste decor from November all the way through the new year. While most of this waste comes from gift packaging and shopping (if you haven’t already switched to reusable bags, now is the time to start!), plenty of consumers tend to overlook the wastefulness of holiday decorations as well. Find out how to make these zero-waste decorations and create less trash during the holidays.

Goodyear develops self-regenerating 'spider-silk' tires for electric cars

Business Green

reCharge' concept tires designed be both 'extremely durable and 100 per cent biodegradable', firm claims. Moreover, the tyre treads would be made from "extremely durable and 100 per cent biodegradable material," according to Goodyear.

Fuming Over Fumigation

Unsustainable

And if I had worked with it, I would have been forced to pay to dispose of it afterwards as hazardous waste. It’s both acutely and chronically very toxic to aquatic life and, because it isn’t terribly biodegradable, it sticks around in the environment for a very long time.

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

Ecotech

According to a recent study, 79% of all plastic waste generated since the 1950s have been found in landfills. of all packaging waste produced from 1994 to 2012 ended up in landfills. It Consists Of Biodegradable Materials.

'Infinitely recyclable': Viridor unveils plans for circular economy plastics hub

Business Green

Waste and resource giant Viridor has today announced that it has commenced feasibility work on a new project that would allow 30,000 tonnes of previously unrecyclable thin film plastic to be processed each year using a new technology that makes such materials 'infinitely recyclable'.

Ted Talk Suzanne Lee | Why “Biofabrication” Is the Next Industrial Revolution

Sustainability Consulting

Biofabricated materials can be produced in a shorter amount of time than traditional materials, use fewer resources, create less waste, and are biodegradable. TED Talk!

7 Practical Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Namely, it’s the best way to control your central heating remotely so stops you from wasting energy when you’re not home or not using it. Rather than using plastic, go for products like recycled wood or glass or biodegradable materials.

Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Here are some examples: Distributing eco-friendly handouts using biodegradable alternatives without using plastics. Waste like toxic materials, and not recyclable wastes.

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

Environmentally friendly leather wins European circular economy startup award

Envirotec Magazine

The firm’s winning idea is a gelatine-based alternative to conventional leather, which is made from low-value gelatine waste from the meat and leather industries, such as skin and bones. The textile is seemingly produced without the use of toxins and is “organic and biodegradable.”