All posts for Topic “Waste-Based”

Fruitleather

Tasty Fruit to Vegan Leather – To bring awareness and combat food waste Fruitleather Rotterdam has given wasted mangoes a new life. With every shipment of mangoes, many are deemed unsellable due to bruising or quality control. After collecting these mangoes locally, Fruitleather Rotterdam begins their process of upcycling the lost mangoes. Through a process that converts mango fibers into[...]

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beworm

Friendly Worms That Can Break Down Plastic Naturally – beworm is engaged in crafting a recycling method aimed at breaking down plastic waste into its raw components. By extracting plastic-degrading bacteria from their bee worms, they are focusing on breaking down polyethylene (PE), the most widely utilized plastic. The enzymes generated by these bacteria hold the promise of breaking plastics into fundamental chemicals,[...]

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Felder Felder Dresses

Sustainable Boutique Dresses – Felder Felder is a fashion and design agency headed by twin sisters Daniela and Annette Felder. Having become experts in the use of biomaterials, they create on demand boutique fashion pieces to avoid overproduction and wastage. Their work utilizes plant-based and plastic free textile alternatives, such as fruit fibres, wood bi-products, seaweed, and other[...]

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Peel Saver

Potatoes Held by Potatoes – Paolo Stefano Gentile concept revolves around employing this material for crafting street food packaging. The potato peel contains starches and fiber components, which, through maceration and natural drying, gain the capacity to bond and solidify. This resulting material is entirely derived from food production waste and is fully biodegradable. Once the packaging fulfills its[...]

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3D Printing With Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds as a 3D Printing Material – Millions of tons of coffee grounds are generated annually globally. With the growing interest of upcycling and reusing the bi-product, numerous innovative concepts and projects have been in research. Michael Rivera and his team have developed a process on how to recover spent coffee grounds from local coffee shops and convert them into a material[...]

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Eggshell Ceramic

The Unique and Handmade Nutrient Rich Plate – 10 billion eggs a year are produced in the Netherlands, making the country the largest egg exporter in the world. An egg produces a valuable material which is often seen as waste; its shell. These shells, however, are nutrient rich and can be used in agriculture to greatly benefit the soil. Eggshell Ceramic is[...]

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The Good Cup™

A Sustainable Multi-Purpose Paper Cup – An alternative to wood based paper cups, The Good Cup™’s smart foldable design can seal tiself tightly and eliminate the need for a lid. Whether containing liquids or solid foods, the cup form can be adjusted to fit the needs of its content. Made in partnership with EnvoPAP, the paper is made of discarded[...]

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Styrofoam® Ccycled™ coolers

– – Fish boxes made of expandable polystyrene (EPS) – also known as Styropor® – are an important packaging product that optimally protect the product during transport and ensure the cold chain. With its Styropor® Ccycled™ material, BASF provides the basic material for a more sustainable alternative to conventional boxes made purely from virgin plastic.[...]

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CoffeeCup Paper

Graphic paper from disposable cups – Innovative upcycling saves paper fiber in disposable cups. According to the Federal Environment Agency, 2.8 billion disposable cups are consumed annually in Germany alone, mostly plastic-coated paper cups that currently end up in the trash because they cannot be recycled in a proportionate and economical way. The cups are made of a composite of[...]

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Fiber Thermoforming

Customized packaging from natural fibers – Molded fiber sustainable packaging solutions have many advantages. They provide optimal product protection, are shock absorbent, resistant, volume reducing and biodegradable. By recycling waste paper or using renewable raw materials, their carbon footprint is small. Furthermore, an individual product design up to complex packaging forms can be realized, which can be refined in many[...]

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Mycelium Packaging

Packages From mushrooms – Grown grows environmentally friendly material from mycelium and local agricultural residual streams. Mycelium is the root network of fungi – this mycelium acts like a natural glue that can bind a biomass together. This results in sustainable materials such as packaging that is biodegradable and produced with a negative carbon footprint. The products are[...]

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CheerProject

Organic Composite-
material from pine needles
– The ‘Cheer Project’ is pine needle research that developed the abundant, mostly unwanted material into a 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable bio-composite material. Through a holistic approach, the Cheer Project’s production process unleashes the dormant potential of pine needles while empowering local communities by creating livelihood opportunities for them. The raw material is sourced[...]

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