Adidas’ newest sneaker is a load of garbage—ocean garbage, that is. The sportswear giant has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, a multidisciplinary band of “creators, thinkers and leaders” who want to make ocean debris a valuable material for the fashion industry, to create the world’s first shoe upper made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets.… read more »
Two years ago, researchers from Deft University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a design for a windwheel that could generate electricity without any moving parts, imagining that it could offer a safer and quieter alternative to wind turbines.
Now Dutch architects have taken their idea and run with it, designing a giant version of the windwheel that would not only generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes, but would soak up solar energy, collect and recycle water, and also serve as a tourist attraction, a hotel, and a home packed with 72 apartments.… read more »
Do you want to start to become more sustainable and responsible with your waste but don’t know how? Or you’re on your way to it, but need a little push? The Zero Waste app helps you manage your personal waste in fun and practical way.
With explanations, examples and tips on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste, and a counting system, you can control all of your waste management and have data on how much you helped the planet – and your children and grandchildren – with your actions.… read more »
Dutch engineers and designers have become known for their innovative ideas during the recent years. From the self-healing concrete to the world’s first solar bike path, their creations always offer us a unique combination of ingenuity and eco-friendliness. Now, Dutch construction company VolkerWessels plans to pave the roads with recycled plastic bottles instead of asphalt.… read more »
When Margaret Tung was about to graduate from Yale, she was offered a job in restaurant management, and wanted to use it to make a difference in the food industry. It was a great company, great training, well-paying. She’d already signed the paperwork.
But weeks before graduation, she changed her mind.… read more »
Pyrolysis is thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It offers a solution to some of the most pervasive and seemingly insoluble forms of waste today – organics and petroleum-based products, including the full range of plastics and synthetic rubber, such as those used in vehicle tyres.… read more »
How much food do we waste?
Ever thought of how much food we waste by not finishing our meals? Daily, weekly. Monthly. Yearly. And that’s meat, fish, vegetables, rice, fruits, and many others. How about those restaurants or hotels that prepare our food? Or even in our households?… read more »
Only 20 minutes to a meal, reaching 550°F/ 290°C with only partial Sun, the GoSun Stove is a one of a kind, fuel-free cooking solution.
We are young company made up of a talented team of designers, engineers and change makers with their hearts and minds set on serving others.… read more »
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The Copenhagen Wheel transforms your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid, quickly and easily. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity, and an embedded control system. The Wheel learns how you pedal and integrates seamlessly with your motion, multiplying your pedal power 3x—10x.… read more »