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In Andhra Pradesh, India, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has proposed introducing biodegradable shopping bags made of starch after it failed to push through a...

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British post-grads develop concrete alternative from desert sand

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Cool, cutting-edge concept with world’s first bioplastic fridge

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Indian startup looks to turn pens into trees

In India, Lakshmi Menon has launched “With Love,” a startup that sells paper pens with a seed inside. The biodegradable pens can simply be...

Diamonds are a girl’s, and guy’s, best friend – even moreso with new implants

In Australia, in a world first, researchers harnessed the power of diamonds in a breakthrough that could radically improve the way human bodies accept...

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