Coffee sunglasses, cotton biofuel cells, evolving yeasts, biobased boat stickers, microalgae chemicals, potato plastic, bioplastic shoes: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 5th

December 4, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 5th.

#1 Do you smell coffee? That’s my sunglasses!

In Ukraine, the world’s first coffee-based sunglasses are now available thanks to eyeglass designer brand Ochi. They use a biopolymer based on coffee, flax and natural oils for their new sunglasses, which actually have a coffee scent.
The frame completely degrades in soil or water, turning into the natural fertilizer for new plants. The glass lenses won’t biodegrade but can be recycled. It takes at least 7 days to make one pair of glasses, including natural drying and coffee tamping. The whole production cycle includes 39 handwork operations.
The glasses are light weight and have a velvety matte texture and come with arms that have a flex system to follow the size of your face. They also developed adjustable earpieces which you may band inside or inside out, up or down depending on the peculiar features of your head.
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