Coffee cookie cups are now available for sustainability-minded soccer fans

In the United Kingdom, fans at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium can cut down on waste while simultaneously addressing their caffeine and sugar cravings.  The stadium,...

The North Face taps Spinnova for wood-based textiles

In Finland, renewable textile firm Spinnova has partnered with The North Face to improve the sustainability profile of outdoor apparel. Spinnova’s fiber is made...

From pruning to plate: Indian startup uses apple orchard waste to make single-use tableware

In Himachal, India, a startup is using apple orchard waste to manufacturing biodegradable, single-use tableware such as plates, forks, and knives.  Specifically, Himjoy Enterprises is...

Latest end-of-life option: Become a big bath bomb

In Texas, a mortician/TikTok star has gone viral with a new offering for the deceased: the option to become a big “bath bomb” for...

British designer grows mushroom lamps

In the United Kingdom, designer Sebastian Cox has created pendant lamps made by growing fomes fomentariu mushrooms in funnels. Dubbed Mycelium + Timber, the lamps...

Spun-flax pavilion strong enough to comply with German building codes

In Germany, a multidisciplinary team from the Universities of Freiburg and Stuttgart has created a load-bearing structure using robotically wound flax fiber.  The pavilion, dubbed...

Danish designer repurposes Michelin-star crustacean waste into ceramics

In Copenhagen, Natural Material Studio has unveiled conceptual ceramics that incorporate pulverized shells sourced from Denmark’s top restaurant.  The studio, founded by Bonnie Hvillum, paired...

Boots on the ground: Japanese brand makes shoe out of coffee waste

In Japan, footwear brand CCILU has unveiled a new boot made out of used coffee grounds. Dubbed XpreSole Panto, the boot’s outsole is made...

Cardboard bed frames promise Olympians a good night’s sleep ahead of their events  

In Tokyo, the much-anticipated—and COVID-disrupted—Olympic Games will soon get underway, with athletes sleeping off their exertions in beds made from recycled cardboard.   Airwearve, a Japanese...

Dissolvable towers could help speed forest recovery after fires

In Italy, architect Alberto Roncelli has proposed an innovative solution to jump-starting forest regeneration after forest fires. Dubbed Regenera, the 80-meter-tall building is actually...

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Mycelium grill brings the “fun-guy” to the BBQ

In Switzerland, design student Stephanie Singer has created a biodegradable grill made from mycelium and other renewable materials. Dubbed MYC, the structural elements are fireproof...

“Living” coffins prove popular in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, living coffins made of mycelium and moss have been so popular that the manufacturer has had to expand production. According to Living...

High-end headphones feature tree bioplastic

In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical says its tree-based engineering bioplastics are being used in premium headphones manufactured by Ontario’s thinksound. The over-ear headphones, dubbed ov21,...