Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer
 Apple has set a lofty goal for itself: use only renewable materials in its products to protect the environment and avoid “blood minerals.” In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, released today ahead of Earth Day, the company said it is “challenging ourselves to one day end our reliance on mining altogether.” Greenpeace, however, thinks that’s not enough.… Read More ...
Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful
 Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Read More ...
Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers
Whether you’re looking to save the planet or just need new 3D-printing materials, you'll find something to like about this U.K. startup, which is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer filaments. The post Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling
 Humans, especially Americans, are kind of slobs. We mess up the Earth by throwing out about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person on average every day. Two-thirds of that waste could be composted, but isn’t. And half of the rest of it could be recycled, according to research from the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, corroborated by studies from the Global Footprint Network and… Read More ...
Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable
 With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And as old tech becomes tech news again, it’s a sign — say some — that smartphone innovation is on the scrap heap. But a commoditized smartphone market offers fresh opportunities if you… Read More ...
Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable
 With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And as old tech becomes tech news again, it’s a sign — say some — that smartphone innovation is on the scrap heap. But a commoditized smartphone market offers fresh opportunities if you… Read More ...
Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable
 With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And as old tech becomes tech news again, it’s a sign — say some — that smartphone innovation is on the scrap heap. But a commoditized smartphone market offers fresh opportunities if you… Read More ...
Buildings that breathe: Italian architect’s ‘Vertical Forest’ to sprout in China
Some 600 tall trees, 500 smaller trees, and 2,500 plants and shrubs will call the vertical forests home, grown from concrete pots built into the buildings’s balconies. The structures are being built in Nanjing, China. The post Buildings that breathe: Italian architect’s ‘Vertical Forest’ to sprout in China appeared first on Digital Trends....
Volta V hardwood PC is a sustainable, elegant choice for your home or office
The Volta V combines handmade hardwood furniture with customizable PC components to create a machine that can game jut as good as it looks. It's a more sustainable case that will last a long, long time. The post Volta V hardwood PC is a sustainable, elegant choice for your home or office appeared first on Digital Trends....
The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables
 When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, place in small pods of soil, nutrients, and seeds and then turn it on.… Read More ...
Desalination buoy harvests wave energy to turn seawater into drinking water
EcoH20 Innovations' Swell Actuated Reverse Osmosis System (SAROS) is a wave-powered desalination system that harvests the perpetual energy of waves, turning saltwater into fresh water without electrify or fossil fuels. The post Desalination buoy harvests wave energy to turn seawater into drinking water appeared first on Digital Trends.
Small South African airport generates its energy entirely from the Sun
A small South African town just finished the country’s first “green” airport. From its control towers to its escalators and ATMs, the regional airport in George will run exclusively off solar power supplied by 2,000 solar panels. The post Small South African airport generates its energy entirely from the Sun appeared first on Digital Trends....
Honest Co. is reformulating its soaps after ingredients controversy
 The consumer products startup founded by Jessica Alba, The Honest Co., on Friday told the Wall Street Journal that it plans to reformulate its dish soap, laundry detergent and other cleaners after an earlier controversy over their ingredients. The Honest Co. markets its products as gentler, healthier and more environmentally sustainable than those of mainstream brands in the U.S. However… Read More ...
Sleep beside a volcano and bathe in ash at this Icelandic power plant turned hotel
Located at the foot of the active Mount Hengill volcano, Iceland's ION Adventure Hotel is an innovative and sustainable resort and spa that encapsulates everything great about the small Nordic island. The post Sleep beside a volcano and bathe in ash at this Icelandic power plant turned hotel appeared first on Digital Trends.
Newly-developed transparent wood could be used in buildings, solar cells, and more
A new transparent wood material developed in Stockholm could be used in buildings, solar cells, and more. The wood veneer is chemically engineered to let light through, and is an affordable and sustainable way to double down on exterior architecture. The post Newly-developed transparent wood could be used in buildings, solar cells, and more appeared first on Digital Trends....
Ikea might start packaging its furniture with eco-friendly fungi instead of Styrofoam
Ikea might start shipping its famous flat-pack furniture with eco-friendly, fungus-grown packaging instead of polystyrene, which harms the environment. It is considering Ecovative, a NY-based firm that has been manufacturing Mushroom Packaging since 2006. The post Ikea might start packaging its furniture with eco-friendly fungi instead of Styrofoam appeared first on Digital Trends....
The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage
 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More ...
The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage
 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More ...
Wales is testing a new tidal power generator that could power over 10,000 homes
The first tidal generator is being tested off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. When fully operational, a system of nine DeltaStream turbines are expected to generate enough energy to power 10,000 Welsh homes. The post Wales is testing a new tidal power generator that could power over 10,000 homes appeared first on Digital Trends....
This computer-controlled wood stove burns smarter not sootier
The Mulciber is a modernized wood stove that burns wood more efficiently and reuses its heat resources to reduce the carbon footprint from heating and cooking on traditionally-constructed wood-burning stoves. The post This computer-controlled wood stove burns smarter not sootier appeared first on Digital Trends.