Ogami’s Repap is Eco-Friendly Paper Made from Stone

February 20, 2013 by  
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Despite the popularity of e-readers and computers, Americans still use about 71 tons of paper per year — only 63 percent of which is ever recycled. So when a paper alternative comes along that is not only environmentally friendly but also stylish, we get excited. But what makes Ogami’s Repap even more interesting is that it isn’t made of cotton or hemp like most paper alternative; instead, it’s made from calcium carbonate, which is a byproduct of limestone. Read the rest of Ogami’s Repap is Eco-Friendly Paper Made from Stone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmentally friendly paper , green innovations , green paper , green writing notebook , Ogami Repap , paper alternative , Repap Professional , Repap Quotes , Stone paper , tree free writing , tree-free paper

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Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete

February 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Cracks are a road’s worst enemy. Once a crack forms, water is able to enter the paved surface, and when it expands and contracts with changes in temperature it destroys the road. A group of scientists in South Korea have developed a new self-healing concrete coating that they claim can automatically seal cracks, preventing water from entering the material. The high-tech coating is both inexpensive and environmentally friendly, they say, because it could greatly reduce the need to regularly rebuild roads, bridges, and other concrete structures. Read the rest of Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chan-Moon Chung , concrete , Concrete cracks , concrete technology , construction materials , cracked pavement , green concrete , green pavement , korea , microcapsules , road , road crack , Self-healing concrete

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