Sustainable Consumption Stories
A bold plan goes up against global realities
A new study finds that a campaign to promote plant-based meat increased sales by 57% . . .but didn’t make a dent in meat consumption.
Pairing a genetically engineered-microbe with a chemical bath can turn plastic waste into valuable materials, scientists find.
Chemists found a clever way to turn polyethylene—in milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and produce bags—into buildings blocks for high value products
Microorganisms break down and consume the foam, which is being used to make fully biodegradable shoes
Or does “dematerialization” simply swap stubborn technological problems for even more intractable social ones?
Laundry detergents were among the most toxic tested
Looking for a lithium alternative, researchers combined chitin and zinc to create a low-cost, long-lived battery with a smaller environmental footprint.
New breeds of poplar trees could produce enough fiber to replace a large share of cotton farming in Europe — freeing up that land for other uses.
Engineers devise a resin to recycle wind turbine blades into countertops, diapers, and even gummy bears
The world will produce over 40 million tonnes of turbine blade waste by 2050. A new resin makes it easier to turn them into valuable products.