Danish brewer Carlsberg to swap plastic 6-pack rings for glue

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The Danish beer company Carlsberg is doing its part in cutting down plastic waste. The brewing company just vowed to stop using plastic to hold its cans together, instead opting for glue. Once the new policy is in full swing, Carlsberg will save around 1,200 tons of plastic every year.

The chief executive of the company, Cees ‘t Hart explained how they experimented with some 40,000 variations before settling on the perfect glue. Hart described the glue as something similar in consistency to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



The Armadillo Vault’s hundreds of limestone slabs are held together without glue

ETH Zurich’s Block Research Group worked in collaboration with engineering firm Ochsendorf DeJong & Block and masonry specialist The Escobedo Group to bring the structure to life using expertly designed compression techniques. 399 limestone slabs were brought together after mapping out the technique on RhinoVAULT, a design plugin licensed by the group. Philippe Block and Tom Van Mele of the research group state, “Without any glue or mortar, with perfectly dry connections, this is really a milestone… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building