The strongest biomaterials in the world (biomarketinsights.com)

Limpets have 1, 920 teeth on their radula, the tongue-like appendage they use to scrape food off rocky surfaces. These teeth are made from common organic materials – chitin and goethite – but the compounds are arranged in ways that make the overall structure incredibly strong.  Limpet teeth are so strong, in fact, that they…

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Switch to a circular economy could protect the environment while generating more value (Phys.org)

In 1924, a cartel of lightbulb manufacturers including General Electric and Philips agreed to artificially limit the lifespan of their products to about 1,000 hours, down from 2,500. The scandal, revealed decades later, came to epitomize the linear consumption model of making, consuming, and then discarding products that took hold during the Industrial Revolution and…

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Feature: The Circular Economy is not a hard sell (environmentjournal)

It has been eight years since the Scottish Government published Making Things Last, its landmark circular economy strategy.  An ambitious document outlining a clear vision for how the country might substantially reduce waste and create new entrepreneurial opportunities, despite its age the document has never been more relevant than it is today.  Not least because it’s…

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