Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins

December 21, 2011 by  
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Born in a Jewish-Arab village in Israel called Wahat-al-Salam , Ori Sonnenschein is an optimistic young designer who loves experimenting with everyday objects. One of his latest surprising creations is a line of objects called ‘Solskin Peels’ that are made from dried molded orange peels . Solskin means ‘sunshine’ in Danish, and the peels are biodegradable, locally sourced, cheap, water-resistant, and they smell gorgeous. Read the rest of Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biodegradable objects , biomimicry , fruit containers , green materials , green products , Israeli design , New Materials , orange peels recycling , recycling / compost , Zero energy

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Orange Peels Could One Day Power Your Car

September 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: Manel / cc Long before there was the petroleum-based plastic fruit cup, nature perfected its own biodegradable wrapper for keeping oranges fresh: the peel. But aside from adding a bit of zest to food or being used in the orange-smile gag, peels have largely escaped any greater purpose. That is, until now. One British researcher has discovered a relatively simple way to turn orange peels into oil — which could then be used to power cars or produce plastics…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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