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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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Bolt is the latest tech company to implement a 4-day workweek

In 2021, we’ve seen growing interest in the idea of a four-day workweek, with the governments of Spain, New Zealand, and Singapore openly considering adopting the idea and moving away from the traditional 40-hour working week. Companies across the world have also started showing more interest in Read More...

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Platform allows users get cheaper solar power by skipping the energy grid

One of the benefits of a decentralized energy system - where energy is provided by multiple, local suppliers - is that it can offer more competitive prices compared to the traditional, centralized grid. And in the case of solar power, people with solar panels on their rooftops can sell their excess Read More...

These 5 startups are poised to

These 5 startups are poised to disrupt the fashion industry for the better

While some clothing companies have made great strides to clean up the polluting fashion industry, what we really need are innovators that can disrupt the industry and put us on a path towards truly sustainable fashion. With that in mind, here are five exciting startups that are set to make waves in Read More...

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Finnish design brand to make its dresses from compostable wood-pulp fabric

Incorporating sustainability into fashion design is something we preach here at The Optimist Daily. That’s why we’re happy to see an increasing number of startups and more popular retailers get on the wagon to make the fashion industry greener. The latest case comes from a partnership between Read More...

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This startup is using dehydration to turn food waste into healthy snacks

A San Francisco-based startup by the name of Treasure8 might have found the key to solving the problem with food waste—at least partially. What Treasure8 has developed is a drying machine that can fully dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and fungi without stripping them of their nutrients in around in Read More...

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This startup is building post-disaster housing using a giant assembly line

After two of the worst fires in California’s history tore through the state in the last three years, a housing startup by the name of FactoryOS knew it had to do something. The homes of thousands were incinerated by the flames of the fire, and the people who used to live in those homes were still Read More...

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What startups in Europe are doing to tackle the microplastic problem

Microplastics are found everywhere, from the tallest mountain peaks and the deepest ocean trenches to within the bodies of human beings. We know microplastics are killing coral reefs and poisoning fish, and potentially posing a risk to our health. We also know that if we want to fix the problem of Read More...

A Massachusetts-based startup

A Massachusetts-based startup has designed a hydrogen-powered flying car

In the past couple months, we’ve written about the exciting development of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts, which are better known as flying cars. The promise of flying cars is that they could make transportation across short distances greener and quicker, all while Read More...

African entrepreneurship is on

African entrepreneurship is on the rise, attracting foreign investors

It’s time Africa be widely known for more than poverty, corruption and violence. Nigeria and Kenya are leading innovation hubs in the region, with a roster of startups and investments to match. This emerging market is ripe with opportunities for discerning investors—read more for some Read More...