Here’s an idea that could save money and the planet: recycle your old milk jugs at home, and make them into 3D printing filament.
Ah, fashion: bending heaven and earth for the right look.
I'm all in favor of acting responsibly to help sustain the planet, but I'm not a big fan of people who like to rub in how green they are. This reusable helps you to do that, with a counter that shows just how many plastic bottles you've kept out of the landfill.
Who knew delicious bananas, pineapples and coconuts could potentially be used to build stronger and lighter cars? A team of Brazilian scientists have figured out a way to use fruit fibers to build extremely strong plastics that are up to four times stronger than petroleum-based plastic.
It's a huge problem: Lots of plastic goes unrecycled. Even in places with recycling programs (like New York City), the only plastic items recycled are bottles, leaving everything else as waste. What to do with all that unrecyclable plastic? A Japanese inventor has put forward an answer: melt the stuff and turn it into oil.
We got a kick out of this crazy-looking machine when we saw it recently at a street fair in Providence, RI. RISD Industrial Design student Mike Hahn has created what he calls a Re-Blowmolding machine. The name refers to...
Scientists in Japan have created a thin sheet of plastic that allows gadgets sitting on it to communicate with each other wirelessly. The sheet also serves as a wireless charger for the devices touching it. That makes it an...