Farout, New Caledonia, Amborella, Rocket Lab – 12/19/2018

Space A new dwarf planet, 2018 VG18 Farout, has been discovered at 120 AU (astronomical unit) from the Sun, 120 times farther than our Earth and 3.5 times farther than Pluto. It’s waaaaay out there, like really….farout. You can probably guess where the name came from. The dwarf planet, announced by the International Astronomical Union’s…

North Macedonia, Wheat Straws, Deceased Vinyl – 11/28/18

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) is on the path to renaming their nation the Republic of Northern Macedonia. But why the change? Well aside from Prince, most people wouldn’t want to be referred to as “former” anything. Would the United States prefer the Former Colonies of the British Empire? Aside from such minor…

Sustainability #8: Underwater Parthenon

This may be the strangest example of green energy I’ve seen yet. Designed by the Dutch architect Koen Olthius with his studio Waterstudio, the Parthenon Seawall is essentially a large, underwater recreation of the Athenian Parthenon designed to harvest tidal currents as energy. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, tidal power is a method of…

Zero Waste #1: Britvic

The soft drink company Britvic is aiming for its own zero waste goal by 2020. To do this they’ve taken several steps. While one part of the company focuses on improving the nutritional content the other side is more concerned with recycling. First they’ve diverted nearly all their trash from landfills which they hope to…

Alternative Afterlives #3: Capsula Mundi

Credit: Capsula Mundi   Capsula Mundi (Life Capsule) is an Italian service similar to previous examples I have found which want to create forest cemeteries. They will take bodies or ash and encase them in a dirt pod, plant them and then plant a tree on top so that it can absorb the nutrient. The…

Sustainability #7: Lego Going Green

Lego, everyone’s favorite toy for building as a kid (unless you’re me and preferred K’Nex, the superior brand) is going to begin the start of its green era. They have been designing and creating Lego parts that are derived from a plant-based plastic, reducing their dependency on petroleum sources to generate their plastic play lands….

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Amborella Organics – focuses on lollipops which contain seeds in their sticks Website  My Article Biotrem – create biodegradable cutlery & tableware Website  My Article Biovessel – a small pot capable of growing plants from food scraps Website  My Article Britvic: soda manufacturer shifting from trash to recycling plastics Website  My Article The Bulk Market –…