By Becky Striepe on December 21, 2011
We recently got a question from a reader who manufactures upholstery and was looking for fabric recycling options for off cuts and other fabric scraps that they couldn’t sell. It was a good question, and one that applies to crafters just as much as folks who work with fabric on a larger scale, so I thought I’d share a few resources here for fabric recycling and reuse.
By Becky Striepe on November 2, 2010
We love alternatives to petroleum-based plastics around here. Not too long ago ago, we talked about plastic innovations. Product designer Eben Bayer is now talking about yet another potential game changer: mushroom plastic.
By Becky Striepe on September 2, 2010
Turning waste into power is a pretty ingenious idea. Human waste is definitely a renewable resource. On top of that, the way we dispose of it now is far from ideal. Sewage treatment uses tons of energy and water. Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn our waste back into something useful instead?
By Nick Chambers on November 10, 2009
In a recent conversation I had at the 3-day Phish Festival 8 with Matt Beck, Touring Director for Phish’s charitable organization, The WaterWheel Foundation, he said something that struck me as incredibly honest and from the heart: “There’s nothing about a rock and roll concert that is sustainable when you really get down to the [...]
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By John Platt on January 9, 2009
Researchers at Baylor University are have come up with a method to turn coconut husks — which would otherwise become waste — into car parts. Talk about your new-car smell! The outer husks (which you normally don’t see in the grocery store) have been blended with polypropylene fibers, then hot-pressed to become car parts that [...]