Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

July 14, 2021 |

With the Olympics starting next week, we are hearing about biobased innovations taking place in this much anticipated and COVID-disrupted Olympic Games in Japan, like the 18,000 cardboard bedframes and polyethylene fiber mattresses that can be recycled infinitely. Bolt Threads also got a boost this week with Lululemon partnering up with them or mushroom-based yoga mats and bags.

In today’s Digest, leather alternatives made from fruit waste, mushrooms, and cell cultures, a salt and algae based tower in France, microbes to clean contaminated Superfund sites, and other fun and fascinating innovations of the week.

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