Tag: United Kingdom

Theater group’s cardboard Trojan horse weighs whopping 1.5 tons

Theater group’s cardboard Trojan horse weighs whopping 1.5 tons

November 14, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, a theater group’s giant cardboard Trojan Horse has broken the Guinness World Record for the country’s largest cardboard sculpture. Assembled by 180 volunteers for Animated Object’s “illumination event” production—The Odyssey: An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast—the horse weighs over 1.5 tons, presumably without any soldiers inside. The 99% biodegradable prop […]

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Reebok and National Geographic launch plant-based sneakers with endangered species designs

Reebok and National Geographic launch plant-based sneakers with endangered species designs

October 10, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, Reebok and National Geographic have partnered on a collection of plant-based sneakers aimed at raising awareness of endangered species.  The Club C 85 Vegan line includes 16 patterns dedicated to various endangered animals, including the Galapagos Penguin, Black Rhino, Eastern Gorilla, Ring-tailed Lemur and Fiji Banded Iguana. The Nano X2 Grow […]

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Michael Stipe to release Shiny Happy bioplastic record

Michael Stipe to release Shiny Happy bioplastic record

September 5, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe is set to release a solo single that will be the world’s first widely available bioplastic vinyl.  Called Future if Future, the song will be included on a limited run of 500 vinyl records manufactured by London’s Evolution Music. The single will also be available digitally, […]

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Edible cups from Red Bull target plastic waste and better digestion

Edible cups from Red Bull target plastic waste and better digestion

August 29, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, skincare brand Haeckels has partnered with Red Bull to develop edible cups in an effort to reduce plastic waste at festivals and improve health.  In line with both brands’ focus on vitality, the cups are infused with spirulina, ginger, and blueberry to boost energy and digestion. The cups also break down […]

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UK designer introduces decaying sneakers as art

UK designer introduces decaying sneakers as art

August 29, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, Olaniyi Studio founder Yussef Agbo-Ola has created art concept sneakers made of biomaterials that are designed to never be worn and instead decay.  Dubbed Kajola, the collection of nine sneakers is made from materials such as clay, volcanic dust and cacao powder. “The Kajola capsule collection is not wearable, but rather […]

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Flax frame e-bike a wheely great idea

Flax frame e-bike a wheely great idea

August 22, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, bike brand Hummingbird has launched an ultralight e-bike produced with a flax frame. Weighing just 22 lbs, the Hummingbird Flax folding e-bike features a streamlined look, with the motor, controller and battery within the bike’s case. It can go up to 31 miles at Europe’s top legal bike speed of 15.5 […]

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Startup eyes 2023 for palm oil alternative launch

Startup eyes 2023 for palm oil alternative launch

August 8, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, a startup developing fermentation-based alternatives to palm oil hopes to begin sales in 2023.  Palm oil is used across numerous products in food, cosmetics, and biofuels, but despite being renewable it is often linked to extensive deforestation and further threat to endangered species. Despite this, the palm oil market is forecast […]

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Cardboard pregnancy test targets greener gestation 

Cardboard pregnancy test targets greener gestation 

July 25, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, an entrepreneur has launched a 99% paper pregnancy test that can be recycled with the rest of your cardboard boxes and papers.  Dubbed Hoopsy, the test is the creation of Lara Solomon, who was concerned by the amount of plastic waste generated by her own infertility journey. According to Women’s Health […]

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World’s first bioplastic record goes on sale

World’s first bioplastic record goes on sale

July 18, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, a music industry sustainability collective says the world’s first bioplastic vinyl record has gone on sale.  First announced by Music Declares Emergency and Evolution Music in April, the album is called “No Music on a Dead Planet” and features tracks by Bicep, Angel Olsen, Black Country, New Road and Porridge Radio.  […]

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Cardboard tents could address music festival waste

Cardboard tents could address music festival waste

June 27, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, teen inventor Lily-Mai Spinks has won an award for coming up with a simple solution to music festival waste: biodegradable cardboard tents.  Spinks, 17, tells BBC she got the idea for the tent—dubbed Isopod—after seeing how many non-biodegradable shelters are just left behind after large-scale music festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella.  […]

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