Posts Categorized: Nature & Sustainability

Graphene makes concrete stronger and greener

By incorporating graphene into concrete, scientists have created a stronger and more sustainable water-resistant material.

Startup provides companies with reusable packaging

A new packaging startup offers companies a sustainable shipping model with reusable packaging made from recycled materials.

Food boxes to sell unsaleable food

A new foodbox hopes to reduce food waste by selling ‘ugly’ foods at a deep discount.

New shoes made from recycled gum

A fashion company is marketing a new sneaker with soles made from recycled gum.

Engineers produce biofuel from mushroom waste

A naturally occurring bacteria turns cellulose into a petrol substitute that gas-powered cars can use without requiring any modification.

New vegan leather made from mushrooms

A California biotech company has devised a vegan leather made from mushroom mycelium

Accidentally-developed enzyme eats plastics

Researchers have developed an enzyme that can digest certain types of plastics bringing new hope to end a ‘global crisis’.

Top 5 innovations for Earth Day 2018

Our latest Top 5 celebrates Earth Day 2018 with some of the most inspiring business ideas trying to change our attitude and behavior about plastics.

Dissolvable packaging reduces construction waste

A cement bag that dissolves in the mixer is now commercially available, helping to reduce waste throughout the construction process.