Rombaut makes cruelty-free leather shoes from discarded pineapple leaves

May 22, 2016 by  
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A creative Parisian company is making shoes out of a surprising material: pineapples. Rombaut, an experimental label that eschews animal hide, has created a line of unisex sneakers made from Piñatex, a vegan textile that feels like leather and is woven from discarded pineapple leaves. The cruelty-free shoe also includes other plant-based alternatives like fig tree bark from Uganda, tapa from the South Pacific, wild Amazonian rubber, coconut fiber, and potato starch. READ MORE>

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How oregano could save the world by reducing bovine belching

May 21, 2016 by  
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Long beloved for its distinct, powerful essence and its ability to make a pizza pop, oregano may soon have a second-shift gig that could help to combat climate change. A research team in Denmark is exploring the potential of oregano to reduce the rate at which cows are burping, an act of gaseous relief that also releases methane into the atmosphere. Methane is an exceptional potent greenhouse gas, more than 25 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Over a third of global methane…

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PHOTOS: How Ford is ‘Growing’ Its Own Car Parts

July 18, 2013 by  
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Here’s a run-down of how the American auto giant is using natural materials like soybeans, coconut fiber and wheat to cut plastic use, reduce CO2 emissions and improve vehicle fuel economy.

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