In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Is there a source of energy so perfect and pure that can be used on a daily basis without limitations, pollution, and global warming emissions? Our sun is, without a doubt, the oldest source of energy on Earth. Since ancient times, people have found ways to harness its vast energy potential. Over the years, solar energy systems have moved towards a truly sustainable energy source that, apart from being economic, has many environmental benefits. Still, a wide-scale use of solar systems in recent years has revealed potential negative environmental implications that we need to solve in order to continue with the development of solar farms.
Vegan leather exists. You may ask yourself how? Or what makes it real? It might be hard to believe and sound ridiculous, yet it’s true – at least, partially. Vegan leather isn’t actually leather at all, it only resembles leather. So much so it can pass off as nearly identical to other leather products, such as leather pants, jackets, or other leather products.
The process involves using the bacteria produced from making fermented Kombucha tea, as does one company known as BioCouture, ran by Suzanne Lee, and using this by-product bacteria by hardening it into a textile. The material is grown using living organisms.
Houses and various other buildings made of recycled plastic bottles is steadily increasing in popularity. Not only in third world countries where building materials are sparse and pollution thick, but for everyone in all countries as an excellent alternative to expensive housing. Building a structure using plastic bottles is not only an excellent way of re-purposing plastic, one of the most difficult substances for the earth to digest and break down, but also as an incredibly effective housing unit for much less cost, , better overall health, and just as much pay-off as any other style of home.
Homes made with plastic bottles are not only fire-proof and bullet-proof, they are also very well-insulated and self-sufficient, maintaining a temperature of around 64 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Not to mention long-lasting, earthquake resistant, and cost-efficient as well, among other bonuses!