SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Green startup ChopValue has launched a “climate positive” modular shelving system made of 4,276 recycled chopsticks. Known as SMĪLE, the eco-friendly shelving unit is made from recycled chopsticks and construction steel, urban harvested from restaurants and construction sites. With its minimalist and space-saving design, the timeless shelving system would suit any interiors. The raw material, used in manufacturing the SMĪLE unit and other products from ChopValue’s range, is … Continue reading SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Canadian startup CleanO2, which created a device able to take CO2 from industrial furnaces and boilers and produce potash, has developed the “world’s first carbon capture soap”. CleanO2’s range of environmentally-friendly “carbon capture soaps” include body bars, liquid soaps, laundry detergent and car wash soap. The biodegradable soaps are available to purchase from the CleanO2 Using a device called CARBiNX, CleanO2 developed the technology to … Continue reading CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

Flip flops, made from algae, that are biodegradable have been developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego. This eco-friendly version of the iconic beach footwear is the brainchild of Mike Burkart, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the public research university in San Diego, California, who has developed a polymer from algae, which decomposes naturally. Mike Burkart told Reuters: “We begin by growing … Continue reading Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

BEYONDPLASTIC, a global initiative dedicated to reducing the use of single-use plastic products, has announced the winners of the 2020 BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD for sustainable design. The BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD – which recognises eco-responsible products and solutions and transforms single-use plastic products into solutions made of environmentally sound materials – looked at innovation and creativity in sustainable design in four categories: most practical impact to reduce the … Continue reading BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit

OTHERWARE – a collaboration between Pharrell Williams’ creative collective, i am OTHER, and circular design studio Pentatonic – has launched a portable dining kit made from recycled materials.  The Pebble, the first ever product from OTHERWARE, is a compact dining toolkit including a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, which easily folds away into a compact egg or pebble that fits into a purse, backpack or briefcase … Continue reading Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit

AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

ShoeX, a Vietnam-based footwear company known for its coffee shoes, has developed a biodegradable face mask made using a coffee yarn. The AirX face mask is antibacterial, antimicrobial, reusable and biodegradable. It features 99.99% dual antibacterial technology for 2 layers of protection. The first layer is woven from coffee yarn using PowerKnit technology, provides a comfortable fit but softness for sensitive skin. The face mask has a biodegradable … Continue reading AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

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