Tag: Biodegradable - Page 8

  • Sofa for One: Emir Chair by Lars Urheim and Trøkk16

    June 19, 10:51 AM by Collin Dunn in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Starting with the idea to make a contemporary, sustainable alternative to traditional upholstered furniture, Lars Urheim and Norwegian firm Trøkk16 (mostly) succeeded with the design and creation of "Emir". Designed as a "sofa for one", Emir is created

  • TreeHugger Picks: Biodegradable from Beach to Green

    June 13, 3:04 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    An items' "biodegradability" goes a long way to making it more TreeHugger-friendly, and while we've seen lots of things like bioplastics and disposable cutlery that really make sense to be easily (and harmlessly) degradable, we've seen some kinda wacky,

  • Biodegradable Films: They Do a Body Good

    June 13, 12:08 PM by Jeremy Elton Jacquot in Clean Technology

    Now here's a story you can really sink your teeth into: scientists from the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have created biodegradable, milk-based and biofuel-derived protective films. By combining the milk protein casein with water and

  • Green Fireworks Come in All Colors

    April 26, 12:09 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Sustainable Product Design

    In a perfect example of green design, a firework company has developed a new type of casing which creates a perfect sphere when it explodes, is biodegradable and is cheaper to produce. By mixing sawdust and rice chaff with biodegradable plastic,

  • TreeHugger Picks: Going Out In Green Style

    April 23, 2:17 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Proving that there isn't anything you can't do a little greener, green burials seem to be all the rage; from caskets to "leave-no-trace"-type burial techniques, check out some of the ways to go out in green style.

  • Biodegradable Sports Car Debuts

    March 29, 11:29 AM by Justin Thomas in Cars

    Students at Warwick University in England have built a car out of biodegradable materials. The tires are made out of potatoes, the brake pads composed of cashew nut shells, and the body of the car is hemp. The car, which runs on bio-fuels, and

  • Shiver Me Timbers: Papaya Enzyme Repels Barnacles

    January 23, 7:40 AM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    The other day we ran a review on The Doggy Dung Disaster, a book about 30 inspirational kids from around the world. One of those profiled is Vaishali Kiran Grover who was 14 when she was awarded $1,500 USD in the 2002 Intel International Science and

  • EcoForms Sustainable Planters & Pots

    January 4, 1:33 PM by Collin Dunn in Green Food

    Made from the husks of rice and other grains and starch-based, water-soluble binders and biodegradable additives, EcoForms offer a sustainable alternative to container gardening in plastic and clay planting pots. Containing no wood or petroleum

  • Ulrich - Cleaning Naturally

    December 18, 2:33 PM by Warren McLaren in Organic Beauty

    It’s easier to be biodegradable when you are free of phosphates, petroleum derivatives, enzymes, bleaches, artificial fragrances or colours, aggressive acids, preservatives, chlorine and such forth. And that’s the story with the cleaning line produced

  • Argentinean Scientists Develop Biodegradable Material Similar to Plastic

    November 20, 9:06 AM by Paula Alvarado in Green Architecture

    Two teams of Argentinean investigators have been developing for the past three years a new biodegradable material from soy and sunflowers proteins that was recently awarded with the Dupont-Conicet Scientist Technologic Development Program: a 25

  • TreeHugger Picks: Diaper Dandies

    March 13, 10:58 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Which is best: flushable, biodegradable, washable or nothing at all? We haven't been able to come to a clear consensus about diapers just yet, so we submit the best alternative to old-fashioned disposables and let the chips fall where they may. What is