“Adidas joins the fight against plastic”

“The global sportswear maker said Monday that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024. The pledge to eliminate the use of “virgin” plastic, which was first reported by the Financial Times, includes polyester. Used in… Read More

“Starbucks and McDonald’s team up to rethink cups”

“In the world of quick coffee, Starbucks and McDonald’s are as fierce as competitors come. They’re multibillion-dollar global giants, fighting for our caffeinated hearts through drizzles and discounts. But when it comes to the cup that coffee comes… Read More

“The Key to Saving the Planet May Be Under the Sea”

“A Cold War-era joke has an American economist asking a Soviet peer how the communist economy is progressing. “In a word: good” the Russian responds. “In two words: not good.” So it goes this century with the rapidly… Read More

“Where 3 Million Electric Vehicle Batteries Will Go When They Retire”

“The first batches of batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles are hitting retirement age, yet they aren’t bound for landfills. Instead, they’ll spend their golden years chilling beer at 7-Elevens in Japan, powering car-charging stations in California and… Read More

“”There is no innovation without sustainability” says Nike’s chief operating officer”

“Nike is putting new focus into sustainability, says chief operating officer Eric Sprunk, and has just created a new super material from recyclable natural leather fibre. Speaking to Dezeen at the recent Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Sprunk revealed details about Flyleather,… Read More

“Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air”

“Carbon Engineering has published a peer-reviewed study showing that they can capture carbon for under $100 a tonne. This would be a major advance on the current price of around $600 per tonne. The company says their immediate… Read More

“Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable”

“Spring construction season is underway, and many tons of concrete will be used in the coming months. Unfortunately, concrete is a brittle material: Placed under stress, it cannot bend very far before it fractures. Some pavements that are… Read More

“Self-driving technology is going to change a lot more than cars”

“When people think about self-driving cars, they naturally think about, well, cars. They imagine a future where they buy a new car that has a “self drive” button that takes them wherever they want to go. That will… Read More

“This Machine Transforms Waste Into Walls”

“Forget Bitcoin. The hottest potential new currency lies in our trash bins, Arthur Huang says, and he’s built a portable recycling plant to prove it. His solar-powered Trashpresso turns plastic waste into small tiles that can be used… Read More

“Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities”

“YOU DON’T LOOK for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban life—the sharing of space—plays out. For the past… Read More