Sustainable Consumption Stories
Mining landfills for metals and energy
In a big step towards sustainable fashion, scientists create a biodegradable, carbon-capturing textile from algae
Made using a 3D printer, this is the first example of an engineered photosynthetic material that is tough enough for a t-shirt—or an artificial leaf
Researchers were able to create plastics that are stiff or rubbery, and that performed as well, or even better, than commonly available plastics
Could this be the chemists’ answer to the plastic problem chemistry helped create?
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world
In a simulation where recycling, bioplastics, and carbon dioxide-utilization were used together in an optimal way, emissions dropped slightly below zero, while saving energy and costs.
Converting plastic waste into ship fuel would eliminate new fossil emissions and cut down on cleanup time
A new study finds that for environmentally-minded consumers more information is better. For everyone else, the opposite is true.
Waiting longer to buy a new car and keeping existing cars on the road longer overall could substantially cut greenhouse gas emissions
"If you want a table, then you should just grow a table,” they say