Coffee Shrooms

Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, let’s talk about the plants that aren’t. Mushrooms grow upon dead matter in order to live so the natural living space for them is anywhere you can find something dead. Leave food out long enough and if the spores are there they may grow. They streak across forests and wedge themselves into…

DB Export Beer Bottle Sand

DB Export is a brewery based in New Zealand which has a unique machine especially suited to one of their needs. Recycling bottles is fun and all but they’ve come up with a new method of recycling. The DB Export Beer Bottle Sand is a machine that will turn a bottle into sand in 5…

Air Ink+VTT’s New Material

An Indian company called Graviky Labs has developed a technique that enables them to convert soot-based gases into a usable ink for pens, markers or spray paints. The main piece of their appeal was that this will decrease air pollution overall since it can be processed into a separate compound that has a demand for…

HomeBiogas

HomeBiogas is a company that has created a small biogas system for homes that enables you to generate gas for your house depending on how much waste you have. From table scraps to liquids and even (as seen above) kitty litter, there are a range of waste products that can be broken down into gas…

Alternate Afterlives #2: Mushroom Burials

As it would turn out I missed another option for an alternate funeral when I made my Alternative Afterlives article. This one is another biological method however we’re not growing forests here. Jae Rhim Lee, an artist with a plan, has developed a bodysuit for burials that aims above current methods. She has stated that…

Alternate Afterlives

This video is about the Bios Urn, one option this article will present. As we all know there are two options for your body after you have died. You’ll be put in a coffin and sent to a cemetery or burned and have your ashes spread. As we push into the first quarter of the…

Plastic Homes

Credit: New China TV   Concept Plastics (Conceptos Plásticos) is a Colombian company creating homes from trash. The sheer waste of plastic around the Earth is tremendous when you think of how it could easily be recycled for a different purpose. To put this into perspective, people have built houses from used beer cans. How…

Zera

Credit: CNET FINALLY, one of my dreams has come true! For the curious listeners out there, picture to yourself a world without food waste. You peel bananas or oranges, crack eggs, cut up vegetables, let food expire or usually have leftover food from meals. All of these scenarios create the same situation, a world where…

Biovessel

There’s a new type of pot available for your plants. The Biovessel design is different from current designs not in an artistic or advanced way but differs in a scientific way. Essentially there are three holes in the pot, one for your plant, one for your water and one for your food. As in table…

Turn your plastic into Houses!

You can now build a house from plastic lying on the ground. A company called ByFusion is taking recycling to a new level. They have engineered a process which takes everyday plastic and molds it into a brick called RePlast which can be used just like any other brick. The process is versatile enough that…