Pela Vision: Sustainable sunglasses in which both frames and lenses will completely biodegrade at end of life cycle

If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses where both the frames and lenses will completely return to nature at the end of their life cycle, check out Pela Vision’s range of sustainable and biodegradable sunglasses. Pela Vision’s 100% biodegradable sunglasses are made with flax straw material and cellulose acetate derived from cotton and wood (renewable biopolymers). The Pela Vision sustainable range of sunglasses include … Continue reading Pela Vision: Sustainable sunglasses in which both frames and lenses will completely biodegrade at end of life cycle

Pallite launch pop-up desk made from 100% recyclable cardboard

Pallite, an environmentally-friendly packaging company, has created a pop-up, honeycomb-board paper desk to aid home-workers and schoolers struggling for space at home. The Northamptonshire-based business quickly pulled together a pop-up desk design that enables homes to quickly be transformed into offices. Seizing the opportunity to help others who are in the same situation as them, Pallite added the pop-up desks, as well as a junior … Continue reading Pallite launch pop-up desk made from 100% recyclable cardboard

Kork Kafeware: Sustainable coffeware collection made from stainless steel and cork

Product designer Samson Chung has designed a sustainable coffeeware collection – including french press and stovetop kettle – that combines stainless steel with cork. The Kork Kafeware collection – which includes a manual coffee grinder, french press, gooseneck stovetop kettle, and espresso maker – is constructed from polished stainless steel with the use of cork for the handles, bases and gaskets. Cork is a sustainable … Continue reading Kork Kafeware: Sustainable coffeware collection made from stainless steel and cork

Shell on Earth: Food industry by-product whelk shells recycled for use in gardens and landscaping

If you are looking to add a little something to the soil of your house plants or outdoor plants to help with drainage in your house plants or outdoor plants, to help with drainage, check out Shell on Earth’s whelk shells, a by-product from the food industry. The West Wales-based family run business takes the crushed whelk shells generated at its seafood processing factory and … Continue reading Shell on Earth: Food industry by-product whelk shells recycled for use in gardens and landscaping

Indonesian startup Evo & Co creating edible seaweed-based cups and other sustainable alternatives to plastic

An Indonesian startup behind the edible seaweed-based cup Ello Jello is expanding its business to provide solutions to end plastic pollution by creating campaigns and offering a range of sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic items. Evo & Co, which was founded in 2016, makes cups and other containers from farmed seaweed free of chemicals and other natural ingredients, as a biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging. … Continue reading Indonesian startup Evo & Co creating edible seaweed-based cups and other sustainable alternatives to plastic

Project Blu: Transforming “ocean-bound” plastic into sustainable pet care products

Project Blu is making sustainable pet care products a new norm. The UK-based pet care brand transforms “ocean-bound” plastic and used clothes to create 100% recycled fabric and fillings for use in cat beds, dog beds, collars and leashes, and dog toys. The circular business model aims not just to maximise its environmental benefit by using recycled materials in the design of its pet products … Continue reading Project Blu: Transforming “ocean-bound” plastic into sustainable pet care products

Oceansaver: Eco-friendly cleaning pods that help you eliminate as much plastic as possible

Are you looking for an eco-friendly cleaning solution whilst eliminating as much plastic as possible? Check out Oceansaver pods, which are a range of concentrated, water-soluble cleaning pods that transform into liquid cleaner when added to water. The plant-based cleaning solution comes in a dissolvable film, which can be added to an empty, reusable spray bottle before filling up the bottle with warm water to … Continue reading Oceansaver: Eco-friendly cleaning pods that help you eliminate as much plastic as possible

Pass It On plantable candles helping consumers to contribute to reforestation efforts in Bali

Singapore-based startup Pass It On is hoping to contribute 250,000 trees to restoration projects in West Bali by the end of this year through sales of its plantable candles and helping reforestation efforts in Bali at the same time. Pass It On candles – which are made from100% soy wax and free of any dyes, parabens, paraffin or phthalates – pay tribute to iconic travel destinations … Continue reading Pass It On plantable candles helping consumers to contribute to reforestation efforts in Bali

Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Amsterdam-based designer Maurizio Montalti – who has created pieces of furniture from a fungus-based material – is proving that mycelium can be used to replace plastic and other materials that are tough to recycle. By combining mycelium, the “root structure of fungus”, with agricultural waste such as wheat, rapeseed and flax, Maurizio Montalti has created a new material, which he has used in the design … Continue reading Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Desserto: Mexican innovators create cactus leather as a sustainable alternative to leather

Mexico is home to the nopal cactus and now two innovators from the country have created a unique and sustainable material made of cactus, as an  alternative to leather. Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez’s brand Desserto have created the first cactus-based leather on the market, made from nopal cactus leaves. The cactus leather is organic, partially biodegradable, soft, durable, and can be used to … Continue reading Desserto: Mexican innovators create cactus leather as a sustainable alternative to leather