Artist Monsieur Plant sculpts sneakers from mushrooms and bark

In France, an artist calling himself Monsieur Plant has expanded an ongoing sneaker sculpture series using natural materials sourced from the Breton region of...

New York becomes sixth state to allow human composting

New York state has approved human composting as an end-of-life option, becoming the sixth state to do so after Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and...

Mushroom deities cleanse earth and spirits

In Brazil, furf design studio has created mycelium deities to highlight the sustainability potential of the material and “emblemize the plurality of Brazilian syncretism.”...

IIT Roorkee team invents edible ink from acacia

In India, researchers with IIT Roorkee’s Department of Paper Technology have developed an edible ink for a wide range of printing and packaging applications....

Fish scale tiles aim to revitalize French ceramics region

In France, a company called Scalite has developed a ceramic tile alternative made from fish scales. According to a profile by online publication Inhabitat,...

Sustainable dreidel guide includes edible and plantable versions of the Hanukkah toy

In New York, eco-friendly lifestyle publication Green Matters has published a listicle of sustainable dreidels for greener Hanukkah celebration. Most versions of the spinning holiday...

Coastal village inspires bivalve waste helmets

In Japan, a startup has developed a helmet using scallop waste from a Sarufutsu Village landfill. Together with ad agency TBWA HAKUHODO, Quantum sought...

Spend sustainably with wood-based debit cards

In London, green finance firm Treecard has launched a debit card made of wood. The company hopes its cards will provide a viable alternative...

Fight fire with fungi: Mushroom cannons eyed for forest recovery

In the United Kingdom, designer American designer Suzie McMurtry has created a mushroom spore “cannon” that can help detoxify soil after a wildfire. Dubbed...

Taco Bell sustainable packaging swap gets mixed reviews

In California, the paper nacho cheese cups Taco Bell has introduced in some restaurants to comply with plastic bans has divided the internet, with...

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