Making Building Materials Out of Fast-Growing Grasses Capture More Carbon Than Trees for US Startup
It turns out that with sophisticated laminating and molding machines, the fibers of certain grass species can be just as strong as wood — Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/us-startup-makes-building-materials-out-of-fast-growing-grasses-to-capture-more-carbon-than-trees/
Plant derived plastic option!
New Company Turns 100 Tons of Non-Recyclable Plastic Into Building Blocks For Construction
Turning hard to recycle plastics into building blocks for construction, ByFusion has diverted 100 tons of plastic from landfills. — Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/byfusion-turns-100-tons-of-nonrecyclable-plastic-into-building-blocks/
New Plant-based Biodegradable Masks Close the Recycling Loop with Free Return of Used Ones
G95 makes masks and hoodies that filter the air at N95 level, and now sells a single-use biodegradable mask you can mail in for recycling. — Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/plant-based-recycled-biodegradable-face-masks/
Towering Over the City, This ‘Farmscraper’ Will Produce 270 tons of Food from Hydroponics on 51-Stories
A new 51-story ‘farmscraper’ in China, designed by an Italian architecture firm Carlo Ratti, will have food growing for Schenzen city. — Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/farmscraper-schenzen-china-hydroponics/
Maine Becomes First US State to Make Corporations Pay for Recycling if They Don’t Use Sustainable Packaging
Maine holds companies responsible by taxing the packaging they import into the state and reimbursing municipal recycling for its disposal. — Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/maine-law-makes-companies-responsible-for-paying-the-recycling-costs-of-their-packaging/
An Adventure Through The Afterlife Of Our Discarded Stuff In ‘Secondhand’ | On Point
The need for used items to have a secondhand life is increasing both in the U.S. and around the world. We unpack where your used, discarded and donated stuff ends up after its left your possession. — Read on www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/11/12/travels-through-the-afterlife-of-our-discarded-stuff-in-secondhand Excellent and important topic!!
reuse revolution – on point animation, Greenpeace
a bit about…recycling.
To start, get a little kitchen compost and, if possible, a outdoor area to then compost. There are also simple balcony ready contraptions that work quite well for your compost. If you have more than 2 plants, you will most definitely be able to use the compost “in-house”.