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Mussels Can Help Filter Microplastics Out of Our Oceans Without Harming Themselves

Instead of shelling out for a water filtration plant, mussels’ constant filter feeding is being tested as a potential wide-scale application for microplastic clean-up in our oceans. Belying their humble evolutionary stature, the mussel can do something that humanity could only achieve by spending millions on equipment, and that is cleaning microplastics smaller than 5mm […]

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Call for global treaty to end production of ‘virgin’ plastic by 2040

A binding global treaty is needed to phase out the production of “virgin” or new plastic by 2040, scientists have said. The solution to the blight of plastic pollution in the oceans and on land would be a worldwide agreement…

Worrying insights into the chemicals in plastics

(ETH Zurich) ETH researchers examined chemicals in plastics worldwide. They found an unexpectedly high number of substances of potential concern intentionally used in everyday plastic products. A lack of transparency limits management of these chemicals.

Why Is Fashion Talking About Regenerative Farming?

Fashion, like politics, loves a buzzword — especially when it comes to the environment. Sustainability! Circularity! They just tripped off the tongue. And now there’s a new favorite in town: regenerative. In January, the luxury group Kering, owner of Gucci…

Mountains of Garbage in Russia are Being Turned into Fashionable Accessories

A Russian fashion brand is trying to tackle St. Petersburg’s mountains of garbage by creating an entire supply chain out of them. Sifting through the trash mountains, workers collect all kinds of different recyclable materials before turning them into bespoke recycled accessories and school products. 99Recycle won Recycle/Upcycle Project of the Year as part of […]

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Futuristic ‘Green’ Fabric That Works Like a Smartphone Unveiled by Scientists

A new fabric developed by a Chinese team of scientists that works like a smartphone could have applications in communications, navigation, healthcare, and safety. The hi-tech garment could improve safety for cyclists, motorists, and emergency responders. For instance, the brush of a sleeve could display a ‘textile map’ on their arm—in an instant. The inexpensive […]

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MIT Scientists Develop the Perfect Breathable Earth-Friendly Fabric Using The Same Material as Single-Use Bags

A multi-national team at MIT have dispelled the long-standing consensus that the most commonly available plastic, polyethylene, can’t be used for clothing. Their new thread spun with normal machinery circumnavigates the problem that polyethylene traps moisture, opening up an industry-changing material for use in earth-friendly textiles. The fashion and textile industry is one of the […]

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MIT convenes influential industry leaders in the fight against climate change

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT has announced the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC), which convenes influential industry leaders from a broad range of industries with the aim of vastly accelerating shared solutions to address climate change.

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