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  • Gliding sensors inspired by floating seeds will biodegrade after use
    A biodegradable glider based on the seeds of the Javan cucumber, which float for long distances, could be used to monitor the environment without leaving polluting e-waste...
    Source: NewScientist
  • This striking couch makes a powerful statement on face masks
    This striking couch makes a powerful statement on face masksThere was a point in very recent history when it seemed that the world had run out of single-use face masks, sometimes referred to as......
    Source: YankoDesign by JC Torres
  • Processes, Vol. 10, Pages 2518: Comprehensive Review of Hydrothermal Pretreatmen...
    Municipal solid waste treatment and disposal have become one of the major concerns in waste management due to the excessive production of waste and higher levels of pollution. To address these challenges and protect the environment in sustainable ways, the hydrothermal pretreatment (HTP) technique coupled with anaerobic digestion (AD) becomes...
    Source: MDPI by Farokh Laqa Kakar
  • World’s First Biodegradable Water Bottle Set for US Debut
    Made of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), the industrially compostable Cove bottle will be sold in Erewhon stores in Los Angeles starting December 1....
    Source: Packaging Digest by Rick Lingle
  • MIT PhD students shed light on important water and food research
    J-WAFS Fellows discuss their inspiration for pursuing challenges in water and food systems....
    Source: MIT: Research by Carolyn Blais | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab
  • Compostable VS Biodegradable Packaging Materials: What's The Difference?
    Do you know the difference between compostable and biodegradable packaging materials? At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking they are identical.   But they are absolutely not the same thing. And you must understand the difference between these two types of sustainable packaging materials before you attempt to...
    Source: Industrial Packaging
  • Polymers, Vol. 14, Pages 4113: PLA/PHB-Based Materials Fully Biodegradable under...
    In order to make bioplastics accessible for a wider spectrum of applications, ready-to-use plastic material formulations should be available with tailored properties. Ideally, these kinds of materials should also be “home-compostable” to simplify their organic recycling. Therefore, materials based on PLA (polylactid acid) and PHB (polyhydroxybutyrate) blends are presented which...
    Source: MDPI by Mária Fogašová
  • Polyurethane plastic substitute can biodegrate in seawater, say scientists
    Science and technology Related articles Polyurethane plastic substitute can biodegrate in seawater, say scientists Albania blames Iran for cyberattacks First deep space images from James Webb Space Telescope released Scientists discover seagrass off Australia is world's largest plant Scientists announce decoy-proof Ebola antibodies Collaborate! Pillars of Wikinews writing Writing an...
    Source: Wikinews
  • Picadeli adopts formed-fibre lid co-developed with Stora Enso
    The decision to replace plastic lids with PureFiber lids is expected to save around 120t of plastic waste a year. The post Picadeli adopts formed-fibre lid co-developed with Stora Enso appeared first on Packaging Gateway....
    Source: Packaging Gateway by Jangoulun Singsit
  • Wound dressing made of 3D-printed skin could help people with diabetes
    People with diabetes often find that cuts and bigger wounds heal very slowly, but a biodegradable dressing made using 3D-printed skin could help...
    Source: NewScientist
  • Novel zinc battery powered by crabs
    Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store the generated energy and power the engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren’t always sustainable themselves. Now, scientists have created a zinc battery that contains a sustainable, biodegradable electrolyte made...
    Source: Materials Today
  • Crab shells form a key component of a new sustainable battery
    Battery designers have used chitosans derived from crustacean shells as a source of biodegradable electrolytes, unlocking the potential to create safer, cheaper and more sustainable batteries....
    Source: The Fish Site
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