As designers are looking for ways to sever their ties with plastic, mycelium has been receiving increasing attention lately as a viable eco-friendly alternative. In fact, experts have been experimenting with the fungus-derived material for everything from construction materials … [Read more...] about This eco-friendly Grow it Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium and hay
While it’s important that everyday people do their part to avoid single-use plastics, what we really need is for major companies to find green alternatives to the plastic packaging that is currently being used to package goods. Only then do we have a fighting chance against the … [Read more...] about Could this plant-based material replace single-use plastic packaging?
While more running shoes made from recycled plastic bottles are hitting the market, a Dutch startup believes there’s a much greener way to produce shoes: starting with plants. According to Richard Rusling, cofounder of Zen Running Club, the problem with using recycled plastic … [Read more...] about Why this startup makes shoes from plants rather than recycled plastic
Bharati Chaturvedi is the founder of Chintan, an Indian-based organization that cuts waste and consumption. While speaking at a plenary discussion at Circularity 20 last week, she raised a good point: If waste collectors play such a pivotal role in the plastic supply chain, why … [Read more...] about Bharati Chaturvedi: It’s time to value waste collectors for their work
While Ziploc bags and plastic wrap can be useful for sealing up food that’s going into the freezer, there are better alternatives—ones that are better for both you and the environment. The problem with these simple plastic solutions is that they can leach chemicals (bisphenols … [Read more...] about Forget plastic: Here are some greener ways to freeze food