DB Export is turning beer bottles into sand

DB Export is saving New Zealand’s beaches by crushing beer bottles into sand

DB Export is a New Zealand-based brewery that has developed a machine that turns beer bottles into sand. The company hopes that this will...
Skipping Rocks Lab

Skipping Rocks Lab is another startup that wants to replace plastic with edible seaweed-based...

Red Planet previously reported that Evoware, an Indonesian startup, has developed biodegradable, edible packaging made from seaweed. This is in response to the country’s...
CustoMem

London-based startup CustoMem is using synthetic biology to remove waste from water

CustoMem is a startup founded in 2015 by Henrik Hagemann and Gabi Santosa, who were then students at Imperial College London. Their mission is to...
circular economy in Taiwan

4 circular economy initiatives in Taiwan that deserve your attention

A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emissions, and energy leakage are minimised. This is achieved through long-lasting...
Seabin

The Seabin is an ocean-cleaning device that every marina needs

The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that sucks up debris and it is placed in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs, and commercial...
terraforming Mars

China has turned desert into fertile land, showing promise for the terraforming of Mars

If we want to make Mars a viable second home for us, then we will need to terraform it. Terraforming (which literally means “Earth-shaping”)...
humanoid robots

Humanoid robots will be vital for the mission to Mars

NASA has been developing a humanoid robot to assist astronauts on the mission to Mars. ‘Valkyrie’ or ‘R5’ is a six-foot robot that was designed to...
Tesla's electric cars

Tesla’s electric cars may not be that sustainable after all

Tesla's electric cars are often believed to be highly sustainable. Indeed, Tesla says that its mission “is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable...
Indonesia's plastic waste problem

Evoware is tackling Indonesia’s plastic waste problem with seaweed-based packaging

Evoware is an Indonesian startup that is turning seaweed into biodegradable and edible packaging. The country has a serious plastic waste problem, which harms...
environmental benefits of tiny houses

The environmental benefits of tiny houses

The tiny house movement is the architectural and social movement that promotes living in small houses. Advocates emphasise that there are many benefits to...

BMW says we can reduce emissions by building elevated roads for electric bikes

Transportation is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Statistics from the US show that the transportation sector is responsible for 27% of...

General Fusion is developing the world’s first commercially viable nuclear fusion reactor

General Fusion is a Canadian company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, and it has set itself the goal of building the world’s first commercially...