Orange Juicer Turns Peels Into Cups

Italian design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s “Feel the Peel” machine takes the beloved orange juicer and turns it into a model for sustainability. The oranges are still freshly squeezed, but their peels are turned into biodegradable, bioplastic cups. The massive machine stands over nine feet tall and can accommodate 1,500 oranges. Each is peeled and its rind is dried, milled, and mixed to form a …

Grown-To-Order Headphones Made From Fungus

Korvaa has developed headphones made of fungus, biomaterials and 3D-printed plastics derived from the lactic acid found in yeast. The leather-like material that covers the foam ear-pads is actually fungal mycelium, while the firm but adjustable headband is made from the aforementioned 3D-printed plastics. Despite not being in production (yet), the prototype is proof that companies can rely on alternative sustainable materials to produce a …