Nordgröna Sound Absorbing Panel

Nordgröna’s sound absorbing panels are made from natural Reindeer Moss which grow in the subarctic regions of Scandinavia. The structure of moss is ideal for absorbing sound from different directions. The sound absorbing panel comes in many different sizes and colours and it does not contain toxic chemicals or components. It usually uses in interior … Continue reading

MycoFoam

By Sony Chen MycoFoam, like the MycoBoard produced by the same company, is packaging material made from mycelium with low-value plant stalk fibers. It grows purely with mycelium as mushroom material and agricultural byproduct, and it is an alternative to unsustainable foam such as expanded polystyrene and expanded polyethylene. It is capable of being grown by anyone around the world. Ecovative sells a GIY kit, allowing … Continue reading

MycoBoard

By Sony Chen MycoBoard is made from agricultural waste and mycelium (mushroom material). It is a food-grade building material with high screw hold strength and durability. The material is biofabricated and grown using mycelium. It grows indoors, in the dark, and only requires a week to grow. Mycelium is a natural glue, and it binds the loose agricultural particles and fibers together. … Continue reading

Denim Insulation

Denim Insulation   What can we do with the used and abandon denim clothes? Except recycling them and dying them for resell or sending them to second hand cloth store, there is another way to reuse the denim material. UltraTouch is a brand that manufactures thermal and acoustic insulation from recycled denim. The denim insulation … Continue reading

Foamcrete

By: Tharanketha Kirupaneshan Ever thought there would be a replacement for concrete? Well, foamcrete is the material to look up. Foamcrete, also known as foamed or cellular concrete, is a lightweight material that can be used for the development of infrastructure to the benefit of communities at a low cost. The cost of foamcrete can … Continue reading

Stone Paper

By: Iris Ho Stone paper is a unique papermaking technique discovered by Taiwan Lung Meng Technology in 1998. Unlike traditional paper that made with wood pulp that involves deforestation, bleach and other toxic chemicals. Stone paper’s process do not need tree, no acid, bleach involved during production and no water, air pollution. It is made … Continue reading

CAST-on-CAST

By: Tharanketha Kirupaneshan “The CASTonCAST system consists of two complementary parts. The first part is a novel manufacturing technique that relies on producing a series of building components in stacks by using the previous component as a mold for the next one. The second part is a new geometric method for the design of freeform … Continue reading

Plant based alternative to leather

By: Salla Tanskanen   As fashionable as leather is, it unfortunately is not exactly environmentally friendly. The leather processing industry creates considerable amounts of solid waste and industrial sewage. For example from a metric ton of raw hides only a mere 200 kg of actual usable material is gained The rest 800kg are just waste … Continue reading

Environmental Audit: IKEAs BILLY bookcase

By Kajsa Logan-Müller BILLY A life cycle analysis The BILLY bookcase from IKEA is one of the brands most popular pieces of furniture, that over the course of the past 36 years has been sold in over 41 million copies all over the world. To say that they are copies is a bit of a lie … Continue reading

Nike Flyknit Audit

SUMMARY The additive manufacting process used to create the Flyknit is an update on existing knitting processes such that more complex shapes (a shoe upper) with multiple patterns, yarn materials, and constructions such as loops, holes and hardware can be constructed. The push to reduce water use has also inspired green technology innovation. For example, many factories have developed … Continue reading