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…

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….

Zero Waste

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 –…

Sustainability #1-20

Sustainability #8: Underwater Parthenon Underwater columns help power the city. Sustainability #7: Lego Going Green Lego is trying to use better sources to make their plastic toys.  Sustainability #6: Pela Case Pela Case: a compostable phone case Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0 HomeBiogas 2.0: The HomeBiogas company has come out with an updated model of their…

Sustainability Compilations

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food Zera: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer Food Cycler: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer HomeBiogas: a device which converts food waste into biogas LaserFood: a plastic-free solution to labeling fruit Sustainability Compilation #4: Cleaning The Environment  Graviky Labs: converting soot into a spray…

Sustainability #6: Pela Case

    Credit: Pela Case Credit: Pela Case The cases themselves come in a variety of colors (limited by the need to keep harmful dyes out of the compost) and can stand up to stress which makes them good for an alternative to the plastic. They’re available for the iPhone and Samsung so sorry Nokia…

Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0

Credit: HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste Into Clean Energy I had previously talked about the company HomeBiogas and their invention which allows you to deposit food inside of it which will be broken down by bacteria into a gas that can be used in your home. They have improved the design of HomeBiogas and now…