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The hunt for a new way to tackle clothing waste

Scientists in the US are trying to find enzymes or bacteria that will decompose manmade fibres.
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The gold jewelry made from old phones

E-waste is mounting. Now the UK Royal Mint has found a new way to extract the precious metals hidden in laptops and phones to reduce our reliance on raw materials.
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Can tires turn green?

Tire manufacturers are adopting greener production processes and more renewable materials, but they have yet to get a grip on tire particle pollution.

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Turning problem sea algae into a replacement for plastic

Seaweed, including that from unwanted outbreaks, is increasingly being turned into useful products.
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Lab-grown alternatives aim to cut palm oil dependence

Two biotech firms have developed oils made from yeast as a replacement for palm.
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In Iceland, start-up founders invent new ways to tackle environmental crises

A new partnership between a bioplastic entrepreneur and an Icelandic manufacturer is part of a network in Iceland focusing on inventive and creative technologies to address the climate crisis.
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Mathieu Flamini has a plan to decarbonize the chemical industry

The former soccer player is working to turn agricultural waste into a fossil fuel replacement, reducing emissions and harmful byproducts.