Artist 3D-prints biodegradable agar floral lamps


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, although most people would agree there is beauty in nature. Artist and textile designer Yi Hsuan Sung has taken that common view of natural beauty and used it to create a varied line of products for the home

Degradable vs Biodegradable vs Compostable


Why choose Certified Compostable over Degradable or Biodegradable? The post Degradable vs Biodegradable vs Compostable appeared first on Onya. Sustainability biodegradable certified compostable compostable


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Finally, fully biodegradable toothpaste tubes are here


How many tubes of toothpaste do you think you've used and tossed in your life

Phoenix Suns go biodegradable with naming-rights deal for arena

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Bloomberg. The Phoenix Suns and Mercury basketball teams are partnering with the plant-based fiber-technology Footprint in a deal to rename their arena and do away with single-use plastic at the facility. Read more → Circular economy Sports

Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics

Earth 911

EcoTech How To Recycle Podcasts biodegradable plastic bioplastics innovation Yield10 BioscienceEarth911 talks with Dr. Oliver Peoples, president and CEO of Yield10 Bioscience Inc., about the.

Lululemon plans to make leggings from plants

Environmental News Bits

But they still won’t be biodegradable, pointing to the complexities of developing products that are truly gentle on the environment. Read the full story at Fast Company. Read more → Circular economy Fashion & beauty products Sustainable design Textiles

The Cup Hero separates coffee pods for recycling and composting


There are plenty of alternatives, from biodegradable and compostable pods to refillable pods, but for coffee lovers reluctant to switch to sustainable alternatives, there’s the Cup Hero We’ve written about the problems with single-use coffee pods before — a majority of these little capsules end up in landfills and contribute to the world’s growing plastic pollution issues.

Wooden satellite to launch in 2023, glowing thread is made from wood

Physics World

The team hope that biodegradable phosphorescent materials can be made from lignin, which is an abundant waste product of the paper industry. Wood is an amazing material. It can be strong, flexible or lightweight – and sometimes all of the above depending upon the tree.

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Easy Tips to Ease off Plastic

Academy of Natural Sciences

Use biodegradable bags to clean up after your dog. Replace plastic trash bag liners with a biodegradable, compostable option. .

Could the future of vaccines be syringe-free?

Physics World

The researchers designed a patch composed of 100 biodegradable microneedles, each less than one tenth the diameter of a bee’s stinger, mounted on top of a polyvinyl acetate backing layer and a layer of PNIPAM-B, a thermally responsive polymer. In the global fight against COVID-19, around 6.8

Carbon-based inks make first fully recyclable transistors

Physics World

Another carbon-based compound, cellulose, has previously been employed as both a substrate and dielectric, and has the advantage of being both naturally biodegradable and the most abundant polymer on Earth.

Temporary pacemaker regulates heart rhythm then completely disappears

Physics World

The device’s power-harvesting receiver comprises an inductive coil made from tungsten-coated magnesium (W/Mg), a radiofrequency PIN diode based on a silicon nanomembrane, and a dielectric interlayer of the biodegradable polymer PLGA.

Microbes in cow stomach can break down plastic

Frontier Sin

The other two consisted of a biodegradable plastic often used in compostable plastic bags (polybutylene adipate terephthalate, PBAT), and a biobased material (Polyethylene furanoate, PEF) made from renewable resources. By Nora Belblidia, science writer.

Indirect 3D printing creates intricate bioscaffolds for bone and tissue regrowth

Physics World

This “indirect” printing approach is amenable to use with many types of materials, from biodegradable thermoplastics (such as polycaprolactone), to resins, silicones, ceramics, hydrogels and more.

Shape memory scaffolds support soft-tissue healing

Physics World

4Degra is the first biocompatible and fully biodegradable UV-cured resin for 3D printing,” says lead researcher Andrew Dove.

Zombie Chemicals—Learning from Our Past to Prevent Haunting in the Future: Why the EPA Should Regulate PFAS Chemical Compounds

Vermont Law

The chemical properties that make PFAS popular (they are resistant to oil, fire, and water) also make them hazardous because they accumulate in the environment and biodegrade very slowly. PFAS are commonly used chemicals now found throughout the environment. PFAS are particularly mobile in aquatic environments, and thus create a significant public health risk when they are present in drinking water.

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DOE Announces Investment In R&D For Plastic Recycling Technologies


Therefore, DOE will support various projects to develop viable solutions for converting plastic films to more valuable materials and designing plastics that are more recyclable and biodegradable. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On May 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of up to $14.5 million in investments for research and development (R&D) to reduce waste and energy use related to the recycling of single-use plastics.

Wood-based coatings offer green soundproofing

Physics World

He says, “These sound-absorbing materials exhibit many advantages compared with synthetic fibres, such as biodegradability, safety, lightweight, and low costs.”

BreezoMeter & OneLife Explore Health-focused Product Design


With a biodegradable bamboo case and recycled plastics, Onelife’s air purifier establishes a direct connection to environmental impact - which has broader connections to public and individual health through climate change.

Unique Green Ideas for Business

Environment Blog

Little upgrades are easy to make: opt for biodegradable toilet paper, source milk from local dairy farmers for the tea room, use mugs and cups rather than disposable cups or stock a green and ethically produced hand soap in the bathrooms.

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48 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution


Biodegradable Garden Pots. Help keep your garden safe from plastic and rubber pollution with these Western biodegradable garden pots. Check Out Western’s Biodegradable Garden Pots.

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33 Easy And Affordable Zero Waste Party Tips


If you want to provide straws opt for ones made from recycled or sustainable materials (and are themselves compostable or biodegradable) or consider reusables that people can take home with them.

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Eco Friendly Products

Environment Blog

Switch to brands that provide refills or use biodegradable and recycled packaging. We all now know that we need to change our ways in order to protect our planet and ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy a good quality of life.

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Tiny Beads, Big Problem: Vermont Seeks to Ban Microbeads

Vermont Law

However, due to their non-biodegradable nature and miniscule size, the plastic pellets sail through wastewater treatment plants, enter water bodies, and cause persistent environmental damage. Manufacturers agree: Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate, and L’Oreal are all working to replace plastic micobeads with natural, biodegradable replacements such as ground-up fruit pits, oatmeal, and sea salt. Summary: There may be tiny bits of plastic in your toothpaste.

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Environmental Law: Government and Public Policy Towards the Environment

Environmental Science

Biodegradable : Used to describe substances and the ability of microorganisms (bacteria, algae) to break it down. What is Environmental Law? Humanity has been aware of its environment far longer than there have been laws to protect environments.

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The Lifehacker’s Guide to Living with Less Plastic (The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to a Plastic-Free Life)


Buy clothing made of biodegradable and natural fibers. Living as plastic-free as possible is challenging but it is important for all of us to do what we can. Plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment.

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Environmental Perspectives

Environmental Science

Incineration, thermal desorption, chemical stabilization, landfarming (biodegradation), and offsite landfilling are some options. I am an environmental engineer and was a consultant on that topic for 45 years.

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A Sea Full of Trash: Tackling the Plastic Problem

Vermont Law

To begin with, plastic manufacturing companies have little incentive to switch from oil-based polymers to more sustainable, biodegradable options, or to use recycled material. _. By. Morgana Matus. This post is cross-posted on. Beyond the landfills and trash heaps moldering in almost every town and city across the globe, manmade garbage has found its way into the natural landscape on a mind-boggling scale. It seems as though there are virtually no places left on Earth free of our rubbish.

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