The technique upcycles low-value rubber waste into the high-value carbon nanomaterial, graphene—keeping tires out of landfills and making concrete more sustainable
Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint?
Our behavior flows only intermittently from knowledge, and our choices reflect not just personal calculations but a host of subtle, almost instinctive, social considerations.
"If you want a table, then you should just grow a table,” they say
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans is a good news–bad news story. By Pierre-Olivier Roy First, the Good News. Cities that have banned consumer plastic bags...
Researchers experiment with “morphing” food to enable more sustainable packaging. Behold, flat-packed 3D pasta.
It reduces plastic packaging waste, cuts storage space, shrinks the carbon footprint of transportation—and tastes great
Can farmers get the same food production under solar panels that they currently do growing lettuce for your dinner table the old-fashioned way—directly under the sun? There’s an increasing body of research suggesting that they can.