New Materials

Coca-Cola explains plant bottle technology with animated video

It takes billions of plastic bottles to help Coca-Cola get its products in the hands of consumers. The sustainability concerns around petroleum-based plastic bottles are well documented, so a move towards more environmentally friendly bottles is definitely a step in the right direction.

How graphene will transform electric vehicle charging

Graphene is pure carbon, layered one atom thick (and therefore ultra thin and lightweight) and is incredibly strong (100 times stronger than steel), however, the most interesting thing about it is what it can hold.

LAUNCH seeks system change through sustainable innovation

LAUNCH is an open innovation platform which aims to identify and develop big ideas that will make the world more sustainable. It’s an ambitious goal, but it involves some very big players in NASA, Nike, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State.