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Box Bikes Become Car Alternative

Wacky-looking box bikes, with room for the kids, groceries and laundry, are proving a wheel hit with families eager for a healthy alternative to the car.



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Niche Biz: Compost Cab

DC-area consumers begin by signing up online.


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Cool Idea: Seed Boxes

What sets the Life Box apart, however, is that within its corrugations are hundreds of tree seeds and thousands of spores of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi.


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Man Builds Model Cars From Discarded Cans

While finishing a canned beverage he thought of model airplanes he’d seen made from cans and thought why not make cars out of the same material?


That’s Called ChalkBot

Nope, they’re not paint–they’re made of chalk, and they’re sprayed on the road surface by ChalkBot, a massive trailer-mounted inkjet printer sponsored by Nike and the Livestrong foundation.


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Startup Turns Trash Into Chemical Cash

The startup, which relies on microbes to turn renewable feedstocks into major market chemicals, recently patented a method to use synthetic gas as a feedstock.


Walmart Turns Waste Into Pet Products

Worldwise’s upcycled waste products, available in Walmart stores as of now, should have a big impact on Walmart’s waste stream.


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Jeans Will Save H20

Most jeans are washed in industrial washing machines between three to ten times during the finishing process–and that adds up.


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Living Grass As Indoor Advertising

Already in use by brands including Electrolux and Siemens, DesignGrass is ideal for creating green spaces in commercial or residential buildings.