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Entrepreneur Develops a Clear, Compostable Plastic Bag

Daphna Nissenbaum, an Israeli entrepreneur, has produced a viable, eco-friendly alternative to the ubiquitous plastic bag. As a mom and the cofounder and CEO...

6 Facts About Biodegradable Plastic

Petroleum-based plastics, also known as conventional plastics, are a scourge on our planet, polluting our oceans and waterways, killing marine life, and overflowing our...

What Is Cork Made of?

What is cork? A number of times, I’ve been asked the question, “What is cork made of?” Most recently, my dental hygienist and I started...

Mutant Plastic-Eating Enzyme Is Discovered

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) have unwittingly engineered a mutant enzyme that...

14 Cool Shoes and Accessories Made from Piñatex® Pineapple Leather

“Design is not just about product. Design is about responsibility.” –Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder and CEO of Ananas Anam, the creator of Piñatex Welcome to the...

The Problem with Leather

Music is one of the greatest joys of my life. I’ve got a rebellious, anti-establishment nature, and it’s one of the things I truly...

The Pros and Cons of Polyester

The Cons of Polyester: Polyester is not considered as an eco-friendly material for a number of reasons: It takes a lot of energy to produce,...

Nylon and the Environment

Nylon is a man-made material that is derived from petrochemicals and depends on large amounts of crude oil for production. It's harmful to the environment...
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