LEGO reintroduces Vestas wind turbine set, now made with plant-based plastic

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Lego Group just released a new LEGO Creator Expert set that focuses on sustainable energy. The company announced its Vestas Wind Turbine creation at New York Climate Week in hopes to encourage creativity while spreading the word about renewable and sustainable energy sources.
Lego collaborated with Vestas to make the new wind turbine structure. Not only does the set represent renewable energy, but the plastic pieces are made from recycled plants. This is the first time Lego has issued a set made… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Reebok develops plant-based sneakers made of cotton and corn

In an act aimed squarely at sustainability in an industry known for heavy environmental impact, Reebok has created the first shoe made from plant-based materials. The Cotton + Corn initiative, announced in 2017 by the sporting-goods giant, touted the decision to move to plant-based materials as a way to clean up both production and post-consumer use in an industry that has always relied on petroleum in manufacturing.

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This plant-based coating makes fruits and veggies last up to four times longer

How do you preserve fruits and vegetables after harvest? Generally, you need cold temperatures. But what if there was an alternative to refrigeration? That question inspired Santa Barbara-based Apeel Sciences, which created Edipeel, a post-harvest protection product created with edible extracts from plants. Inhabitat spoke with CEO James Rogers about the product, which forms a micro-climate around each piece of food so it lasts at least double the amount of time it would otherwise.

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LEGO is rolling out its first plant-based plastic pieces

Plants from plants: that’s LEGO’s description for their first sustainable bricks ever. They’ll be rolling out botanical elements like trees, leaves, and bushes manufactured with plant-based plastic sourced via sugarcane this year. The move is part of their goal to utilize sustainable materials in their packaging and core products by 2030.

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