Carbon-negative bioplastic made from air, invasive plants turned into yoga mats, cultured chicken progress, renewable fiber innovations, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 2nd

July 1, 2021 |

We’ve covered food made from air here, but Germany-based company Made of Air has developed a bioplastic derived from burnt plant and forestry waste, or biochar, that can be used in many ways. So far, H&M’s sunglasses and HexChar panels installed on the facade of an Audi dealership in Munich uses their carbon-negative bioplastic and talks are in the works with a US furniture maker and automakers.

In today’s Digest, how the bioplastic is made out of air, how women in India are turning an invasive plant into yoga mats, how an Israeli cultured meat plant can grow the equivalent of 250 chickens a day, and other fascinating innovations of the week.

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