Ed Italo

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Plant Leather from Mushrooms and Pineapples

Move over Pleather, there are some new leather-like fabrics in town which are eco-friendly and not petroleum or animal hide based! MuSkin is a 100% biodegradable vegetal fabric extracted from mushroom caps; it is “tanned” using chemical free methods.  Resembling a very soft suede, it is breathable, pliable, water repellent, and durable. Pinatex is created …

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Edible 6-pack Rings, an Alternative to Plastic

A Florida brewery has developed an edible six-pack ring, comprised of barley and wheat leftover from the brewing process.  100% biodegradable, compostable, and edible, the rings are proving as sturdy and efficient as the plastic rings they replace. Every year, as many as 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become …

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Plastic pollution solution for the world’s oceans

An organization called “The Ocean Cleanup” has developed a feasible method to clean up the world’s 5 gyres, or garbage patches.  The Ocean Cleanup Array is an estimated 7900 times faster, and 33 times cheaper than conventional methods. These garbage patches will not disappear by themselves; once the plastic trash has traveled away from a …

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10% Bonus for all Perfect Shipments over $100!

When you ship your order exactly as quoted, it cuts out a lot of work on our end! As a “Thank you”, we’d like to give you something back! Starting February 1st, 2016, any order over $100 that arrives exactly as originally quoted will receive a 10% price bump! We will pay you 10% more …

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Residents and Businesses Recycle Left-over Paint

The California Paint Stewardship Program handled more than 2.7 million gallons of post-consumer paint from July 2014 to June 2015, resulting in a total of more than 5.3 million gallons collected since October 2012. Most of the post-consumer paint was used as recycled-content paint or, in the case of oil-base paint, used for fuel, according …

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Toilet to Tap; new technology for wastewater purification

Climate change and drought increasingly stress our rivers and lakes. As the world begins to rethink the foundation of its water supply, water filtration technology which purifies raw sewage has proven more cost-effective than desalination. New advances in filtration technology convert human sewage into purified water fit for human consumption. Very little of our current …

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Worms open the door to plastic recycling

Stanford University scientists have discovered that the lowly mealworm may be the key to solving the world’s plastic waste problem.  The mealworm can thrive on a diet consisting solely of styrofoam.  The bacteria in the worm’s gut enables the plastic to be converted to 50% carbon dioxide and 50% non-toxic waste.  The implications for this …

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Fortune 500 companies commit to renewable energy

RE100 is a global initiative to support influential companies committed to using 100% renewable power.  Currently, more than 40 companies world-wide, including HP, Nike, Ikea, and Nestle,  have committed to reach full reliance on renewable power within the next decade.   Doing so can help manage fluctuating energy costs, as well as prove leadership on climate …

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The secret behind CAPTCHAs

If you’ve ever tried to create an account or leave a comment on most websites, you’ve likely been stopped by a CAPTCHA image. CAPTCHAs are the annoying little strings of numbers and letters that websites ask you to read in order to verify that you are a human. And, while everybody can agree that trying …

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Ocean Cleanup Initiative

TheOceanCleanup.com An amazing innovation that will accelerate the clean up of  plastic debris in the ocean like never before! Large floating barriers harness the ocean’s natural currents to funnel plastic waste into concentrated areas for easier collection.  Best of all, it was specifically designed so that neutrally-buoyant sea-life will pass underneath  without being caught and destroyed! …

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