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Sustainability

Hand-picked, positive news on what's good for the planet and ourselves

Cultivated agents

Sustainable background music makes most things easier. Even cleaning. And it could be better yet. A Belgian startup is using spent cooking oil and...

Large serving

Insoles with fungal spores help prevent bacteria and foot diseases. Now a Canadian-based startup is also using mushroom spores - to produce large quantities...

Growing stability

Sustainable paper can be produced from fallen leaves, while new furniture can be 3D printed with the help of sawdust. Now, a startup from...

Speedy illumination

Fish remains are a good source of bioplastics. Jellyfish, meanwhile, could soon be an unlikely ally for police officers up and down the country....

Protective scent

Sugar cane makes life sweeter for its natural surroundings. Beetles, likewise, make plants happy and offer protection against parasites and pesticides. Ladybirds, too, have...

Resourceful exchange

In India, leaves are being converted to fertiliser and farm stubble used to make packaging material - instead of being burned. Organic waste can...

Sealed step

A glassy mousse-like mineral powder can insulate houses without using oil-based materials. Shoe soles, however, are still mainly composed of plastic. Enter a Canadian...

Shred to put on

Coffee grounds are a key ingredient in sustainable concrete, while tiles made from eggshells are perfect for naturally-made interior fittings. Corn cobs, too, can...

Durable growth

Banana paper can protect potato seeds from pathogens. But soil bacteria provide vital nutrients for plants’ healthy growth. Making them a good replacement for...

Curved generation

The flow of rivers can help generate electricity. So too five long, curved tube halves. At least, according to the patented design of a...

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