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New Life for Denim: Post-Consumer Waste Jeans

Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.

Plastic Munching Moths May Be the Next Step in Pollution Mitigation

Scientists have been trying to find a way to break down polyethylene, one of the world’s most durable plastics — to little avail. But thanks to a beekeeper/scientist with an insatiable curiosity and her freedom-loving caterpillars, she may just have stumbled on an answer as to how to degrade plastic in our landfills and ocean gyres.

New Plant-Based Milk Ups the Ante for Declining Dairy Industry Profits

Move over, Bessie. A new vegan milk made from pea protein is the latest product to nudge its way into revenues that once were reserved for the dairy industry. Ripple Foods aims to make big waves and likely will. Its two experienced founders have discovered a way to make a milk that has the same amount of protein as dairy milk, but none of the carbon emissions associated with the dairy industry.

Fairphone Takes the Prize in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics

What’s in YOUR electronics? Greenpeace wants you to know which companies are really keeping up with their green technology promises. Just out in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, the Guide to Greener Electronics serves up the latest assessments of tech companies that have promised a greener path to addressing climate change.

Transgender Scientist Sees Gender Discrimination from Both Sides

Dr. Vivienne Ming, an accomplished neuroscientist has seen gender discrimination in a way that few of us can claim and now she’s using that unique insight to change opportunities for young students. But it may be her own experiences as a transgender woman that will best illumine the challenges we face in addressing gender discrimination.

To Hire STEM-Literate Graduates, Companies Must Help Develop Them

As more industries become reliant on STEM and tech-savvy talent, the disconnect between our students’ STEM education and hiring managers’ expectations becomes more worrisome: 67 percent of U.S. executives expect to choose job candidates with data skills over those without, yet only 23 percent of educators believe their students will graduate with these essential tech and analytical skills. Perhaps the sector best poised to positively impact today’s young people is the business community.

EasyJet: All-Electric Plane Possible in 10 Years

The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?