Carbon free: What more can we do for the environment

March 9th, 2021
Environment and Recycling

Carbon free: What more can we do for the environment

March 9th, 2021
Environment and Recycling

Everywhere around the globe, people are trying to make a difference. The key to making a more environmentally friendly company seems every day more than the other to be that if you cannot persuade a company or firm to take more sustainable approaches to their business, you must start your own. To inspire those who think of a brighter future for all of us, we have compiled a list of hard-working individuals and their endeavors for a better and brighter carbon free future.

Carbon negative diamonds in the sky

Ryan shearman in NYC, founder, and CEO of Aether Diamonds (@aetherdiamonds), has introduced the world’s first carbon-negative diamond using carbon emissions. Relying on the direct air absorption process to remove carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere, Aether can eliminate 20 tons of air pollution per 1-carat diamond. While a small portion of the carbon released from the air is absorbed into the diamond itself, the company uses other methods of carbon sequestration to store carbon safely and permanently without harming the environment. These include mining and reforestation initiatives.

The whole carbon-negative process takes three to four weeks, then the raw diamond is used for cutting, polishing, shipping, and use in one of the beautiful designs or the architecture of the Ether building. Although other laboratory diamonds may be claimed to be more stable, they are often produced using dirty energy. But most importantly, these companies still have to use carbon as the raw material for their diamonds, which means they have to use fossil fuels as their carbon source. Ether hopes to give its customers the ability to buy beautiful products while also doing something useful for our carbon infested planet.

Saving the planet in an eggshell

Martina, the founder of Alterwaste Ltd (@alterwaste ), Colleggtion, has created a collection of tableware and tableware that uses industrial eggshell scraps to produce its products. He believes his dishes can help highlight the opportunities he can provide by recycling scrap eggshells. These dishes are made of eggshells and a natural glue that holds the powder in place. Once formed, the dishes are covered with a thin layer of bioplastic to prevent the absorption of food liquids. Made cutlery is completely compostable because it is made only from natural components. Office utensils may decompose in a short period of 45 to 60 days. The advantage of the unique design of Colleggtion tablecloths is that you only need one piece of utensils to enjoy your meal because both the plate and a dish (spoon, knife, and fork integrated into a set of utensils) are combined into a single object.

Get inside to have a bit of fresh air

The julian melchiorri silk leaf project, which he developed in collaboration with the Tufts University Silk Laboratory, involves suspended chloroplasts in a matrix made of silk protein. To create the silk leaf, Melchiorry extracted the chloroplasts, placed them in a silk protein, and added water to their composition through a complex microfluidic system. It absorbs CO2 and, thanks to the photosynthetic ability of chloroplasts stabilized within silk proteins, produces oxygen and organic compounds. Observation is required to activate the reaction to light and clean water. The leaf is very light, low in energy, and completely biological. This product can be used for both indoor and outdoor environments and literally provides you with a fresh breath.

Carbon free solar energy for all

Lennart van den Berg founded FlexSol Solutions (@flexo_solutions) and developed Soluxio solar lighting systems. The substations run on solar energy and are completely wireless and not connected to the grid. This allows the posts to be temporarily removed when needed to make the public space more flexible and adapted to the needs of the city. There is no need for heavy trenching and road construction or carbon pollution, which greatly reduces the cost and time of the project. All Soluxio solar lighting systems are completely energy neutral during their service life. Light poles are placed even in coastal places. They are environmentally friendly and turtles. LED lamps emit amber light with longer wavelengths. This light is completely carbon free, less disturbing than normal white light for nocturnal animals. All of this helps to prevent sea turtles from being disturbed as much as possible and helps protect nocturnal animals.

Bio- friendly edible plastic

Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, a professor of chemical engineering at Atemajac University in Zapopan, Mexico, has produced a plastic made from cactus juice. The compounds of this plastic disintegrate in the soil and if soaked in water or compost, it also disappears in less time – about 7 days. It is also non-toxic and edible – which may help reduce some of the dangers to marine life in 2-3 months as many of our plastics get into the ocean. It currently takes about ten days for Ortiz and his team to produce a new set of environmentally friendly plastics, but he believes that with the help of industrial equipment and products, the process can be accelerated.

The new eyewear fashion trend, could be around the corner ( of the ocean )

Inspired by his trip to Bali to learn more about his family roots, Glenn was inspired by a wood carpenter to create wooden sunglasses that are useful to our planet. The idea of ​​this inlay was to plant a tree for each engraving sold. Using this idea, Glenn came up with the idea of ​​creating sunglasses using a variety of recycled and durable wood. Sunglasses are made by hand and made of wood, which means they are biodegradable, anti-allergic, and lighter, so they are easy to wear unlike plastic, which takes 1000 years to decompose. These glasses only take 90 days to return to nature. In addition to this, a tree is planted for each pair sold.

At this time, carbon is considered the primary issue of our planet. Amongst other pollutants, carbon has yet to be recycled into proper use and for this more innovators and environmentalist are required. Why don’t you give it a shot?

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