Fun guys on Mars: Mycelium eyed for astronaut houses

In California, a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California has received additional funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts to evaluate the...

Vietnamese company develops plastic made from used coffee grounds

In Vietnam, AirXcoffee has developed a plastic using used coffee grounds that can be used in disposable tableware and other items currently made from...

Cornflake waste eyed as future packaging material

In Germany, researchers at Göttingen University have developed a packaging material out of the popcorn-like material left over from manufacturing the corn flakes popular...

3-D printing wood waste could save endangered trees

In California, 3-D printing innovators have successfully printed sawdust and binder in a way that mimics the grain of a tree—a process that can...

Danish firm introduces apple waste leather

In Copenhagen, a startup is developing a process that converts apple waste to a leather alternative.  Beyond Leather Materials calls the material Leap after the...

Tufts researchers develop leather alternative from silk, chitosan

In Boston, researchers at Tufts have created a 3D printed leather alternative using silk and various wastes. The process mixes silk fibers with a...

Colorado set to become second state to legalize human composting

In Colorado, state legislature is poised to legalize human composting after a lawmaker began pondering her own mortality. State Representative Brianna Titone told the...

Researchers report 3D-printed microalgae breakthrough

In New York and the Netherlands, researchers have successfully 3-D printed living algae to create a self-sustaining material that could have wide-ranging applications in...

London designers convert invasive species into building materials

In London, two graduates of Central Saint Martins art school have created building tiles from Japanese knotweed and American signal crayfish shells. Brigitte Kock and...

Ugandan startup has high hopes for bananas

In Uganda, a startup is converting banana waste into fibers that can be used in everyday items like carpets and hair extensions. Dubbed TexFad,...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...