Archives - July 2007

Potato Plastic

A new line of plastic eating utensils from the Dutch firm De Ster uses potato starch as the basic polymer. This application of potato starch to replace plastic is the result of a collaboration between the German firm BIOTEC (for raw materials) and Dutch manufacturer of disposables plastic worldwide, De Ster. (Full Article) 7-19-07

Organic food 'better' for heart

Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for you than conventionally grown crops, US research suggests. (Full Article) 7-5-07

McDonald's Grease Powering McDonald's Trucks

McDonald's, known mostly for smiling like an evil clown while the world gets fatter and fatter, is now actually doing something productive with all of those kilojoules of grease. The company is planning on powering its entire UK truck fleet with bio-diesel created from its own waste vegetable oil. (Full Article) 7-5-07

Biodegradeable Coffee Cups

Today, there is no way to compost or recycle the billions of disposable coffee cups used in the U.S. each year. It's all due to a simple fact: the cups are lined with a petroleum-based plastic (polyethylene) to prevent leaking. But, finally, someone has invented a biodegradable coffee cup. The innovators are International Paper and Green Mountain Coffee. (Full Article) 7-2-07

Cutting Cooling Costs With...get this...Cold Air

Have you ever thought about how ridiculous it is that we use massive amounts of electricity to cool food in the winter. If it's colder in your back yard than it is in your refrigerator, then why are you spending money on cooling? (Full Article) 7-1-07

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