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Solving Hunger By Serving 4.4 Million Pounds of Rejected Food

Did you know that American grocery stores throw out 43 billion pounds of food each year? One of the reasons why this action occurs is because of rules and regulations that govern sell-by dates. If a perishable item doesn’t sell in time for it to be considered “fresh,”...

This New Technology Creates Fiber from Cellulose

Many of our apparel options are based on cotton production today. If Spinnova has its way, tomorrow’s fashion could be made from wheat straw or potato peels. This Finnish startup has developed a new technology that transforms cellulose into usable fiber for the...

This Food Packaging Reduces Food Waste by Knowing When It Goes Bad

We use sell-by or best-by labels on food products currently to let us know when items are safe to eat. The only problem with this strategy is that many things remain safe for days, and sometimes weeks, after those printed deadlines. Using these arbitrary dates is one...

World’s First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Has Its First Houses

  Rural Mexico is seeing a housing boom. Families are upgrading their homes from basic shacks to modern two-bedroom structures. What is making all of this possible? The work is being completed by a giant 3D printer that’s 33 feet long. The houses have 500 square...

Sustainable Living Calculator Shows Individual Economic Impacts

  Knowing what the business impact of sustainable living would be for the average family has always been a guessing game. An innovative new calculator designed by financial experts can help you to see what it would take to live greener starting right now. The...

Cheap Tech Leads to Zero Emissions in Australia

When Australia signed the climate agreement in Paris, the country faced a daunting task. They would need to cut their current emissions levels by 50% to achieve a net-zero profile by 2050, as promised. Cheap technology is the key that unlocks the potential of a...