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In New York, “green” funerals for those that want to remain eco-friendly even in death are growing in popularity thanks to increased awareness and...

College student creates packaging material from seagrass

In London, Royal College of Art student Felix Pöttinger has developed a biodegradable packaging material made from seagrass. The seagrass, which washes up on beaches,...

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