Traditional plastic is made from petroleum and pollutes our environment for centuries when it’s thrown away, so scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology set out to create a plastic alternative that addresses these two primary problems.
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In an attempt to embrace the circular economy, Levi has launched a new program in which the company buys old Levi’s jeans, cleans them, and sells them in a new online store called Levi’s SecondHand.
Canada plans to ban single-use plastics — checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery and even foodware made from hard-to-recycle plastics — nationwide by the end of 2021.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.
Long-distance runner Marios Giannakou has a long track record of taking on challenges: He’s trekked 168 miles across the Al Marmoum Desert and he also took first place in a frigid 93-mile cross-country race in Antarctica.
The Tasmanian devil is classified as an endangered species, and their numbers have dwindled over the past two decades in their home island state of Tasmania.
Consumers are now becoming increasingly aware of the underbelly of the fashion industry, including its contribution to climate change as well as its impacts on animal welfare. Fashion retailers are also starting to respond by ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts.
England’s Estelle Bilson has loved all things vintage since her student days and spends hours tracking down original pieces in auctions, on eBay, and in thrift stores.
Fans are praising Rihanna for showcasing her latest Savage X Fenty lingerie collection with diverse male models in the show and on the website.
In London there has been a huge drop in air pollution in the past four years ever since Sadiq Kahn was elected mayor and put in place policies to improve air quality around London.