Tag: Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles has road map for 100% renewable energy

City of Los Angeles has road map for 100% renewable energy

April 4, 2021 |

In California, Los Angeles will be able to achieve 98% clean energy in the next 10 years and 100% by 2035, according to their Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100) conducted with NREL. NREL developed a range of scenarios to evaluate pathways to 100% renewable energy on different timescales and expected levels of building […]

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Eyewear giant EyeBuyDirect introduces line of biobased frames

Eyewear giant EyeBuyDirect introduces line of biobased frames

March 22, 2021 |

In Los Angeles, online prescription eyewear company EyeBuyDirect has launched a new collection of frames that sport eco-friendly materials, including bioplastic, wood, and recycled acetate.  “We want to  create eyewear that not only looks good, but also benefits the environment,” says Jim Merk, Brand Director for EyeBuyDirect, in a press statement. “We know consumers are […]

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Haute Couture rethinks sequins

Haute Couture rethinks sequins

February 22, 2021 |

In Los Angeles, noted fashion designer Phillip Lim and industrial designer Charlotte McCurdy have created a 100% renewable high fashion dress, complete with bioplastic sequins made from algae.  “Sustainability in fashion is not just about organic, natural or recycled textiles,” McCurdy tells Dezeen. “If we’re going to get to zero on our emissions, we need […]

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L.A. Sanitation Districts expand food waste recycling system to produce vehicle fuel

L.A. Sanitation Districts expand food waste recycling system to produce vehicle fuel

December 13, 2020 |

In California, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts started up a biogas purification system to recycle food waste into renewable vehicle fuel which is then dispensed at the Sanitation Districts’ nearby fueling station that is open to the public. “We’ve been converting food waste into electricity for over six years. With this new biogas purification […]

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Spoiler alert: LA company converts expired milk into functional clothing

Spoiler alert: LA company converts expired milk into functional clothing

July 20, 2020 |

In Los Angeles, startup Mi Terro is converting spoiled milk into T-shirts that have functional benefits for skin. The company has developed a protein activation and self-assembly purification technology to extract protein from bacteria in spoiled milk. Dynamic flow shear spinning then spins the clean protein into biodegradable yarn.  The process is the brainchild of […]

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