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The EU has already declared that the nonbiodegradable microplastics must be eliminated by 2025, but a team of MIT scientists has perhaps expedited that timeline.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
A polymer breaking enzyme when infused into plastic causes the material to break down into its original components when submerged in compost or even warm water.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new way to unprint paper uses intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly steam generator to desalinate and purify water using sunlight.
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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Sustainability isn’t just about making sure your discarded water bottle is recycled. It’s also about teaming with global entities to form innovative, technologically solid partnerships.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will Battery Recycling Efforts Take Off?

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Briefs: Materials
A method converts cotton into sugar, which can be turned into spandex, nylon, or ethanol.
Podcasts: Energy
Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle is leveraging its sustainable process to provide an end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The method replenishes lithium in electrodes while keeping the existing structure intact.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
An optimized flash process could reduce carbon emissions.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Once triggered, the enzyme-embedded plastics self-destruct, completely degrading and eliminating microplastics in days.
Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Will Coatings Reduce Food Waste?

Today’s lead story highlighted an egg-based coating that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
A micron-thick coating, made largely from leftover eggs, can extend the shelf life of the fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator.
Question of the Week: Materials
Will Technology Help to Reduce Plastic Pollution?

Our October Q&A in Tech Briefs highlighted an achievement from Professor Aaron Sadow of Ames Laboratory in Iowa. Sadow’s chemical process produces valuable biodegradable chemicals from discarded plastics, which are then used as surfactants and detergents in a range of applications.

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
The 2021 Create the Future Design Contest winner wants to build a truly recyclable bioplastic.
Q&A: Materials
A chemical process produces valuable biodegradable chemicals from discarded plastics.
Briefs: Energy
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
UpFront: Energy
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Energy
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving — and then reusing — nanowires from electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.