To avoid the hazardous chemicals of conventional dry cleaning, consumers can opt for “green” cleaners that use such processes as liquid silicone, “wet cleaning” with non-toxic agents and liquid carbon dioxide.
Swedish scientists are developing a liquid molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that when exposed to sunlight, converts into a new isomer that theoretically can be released later to heat a household.
A new, lightweight synthetic wood made of polymer resin and chitosan, a sugar polymer derived from the shells of shrimp and crabs, can withstand fire and water damage.
Getting rid of the old can by done step by step, opening up space not only in our closets but in our psyches.
By switching to electronic bills, substituting cloth for paper napkins, and supporting tree-planting non-profits, we can help preserve the planet’s forests.
Each minute, one million plastic bottles are sold around the world, and most end up in the trash rather than being recycled.
Cork, which regenerates its bark after harvesting, is an eco-friendly fire retardant and acoustic insulator that also controls odor and humidity.
Solar-powered trash cans with built-in Wi-Fi sensors are being installed in Baltimore to facilitate as-needed emptying of the cans.
Europe’s EasyJet airline is working to get electric-powered planes into the sky with room for up to 220 passengers and a range of 335 miles.