Engineers Have Developed the World’s First Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics

Good News Notes: “Engineers at Duke University have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component — the transistor — created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste….

New surplus store in Johnson supports nonprofit that helps people in recovery

Good News Notes: “There’s a new store in Johnson that sells just about everything. From aspirin to Army boots and clothes to wheelchairs, customers can find it at JP’s Promising Goods. “We’ve got everything in there,” said store co-owner Greg Tatro. “People keep coming in and saying, ‘You really do have everything.’” Everything in the surplus…

The Farmer Trying to Save Italy’s Ancient Olive Trees

Good News Notes: “In early 2016, Giovanni Melcarne, an agronomist and the owner of an extra virgin olive oil farm in Gagliano del Capo, walked through the southern Italian countryside of Puglia. He was with a fellow olive-oil farmer who had called and told him there was something he had to see. The two approached a…

NY nonprofit combats food insecurity, focuses on families ineligible for unemployment

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit located in Queens, New York, is tackling the issue of food insecurity in the United States head-on.  Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, The Connected Chef focused on education, cooking and gardening classes. The organization’s priorities changed to combating food insecurity when COVID-19 began to spread across New York City, director and co-founder Kim Calichio explained. Calichio and her husband are both restaurant…

Innovations in water accessibility

Good News Notes: “Growing up in coastal Connecticut, Flora Klise’s childhood was shaped by water. She spent summers taking sailing lessons and working at a local marina. But it wasn’t until she stood next to a well in rural Tanzania that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in water innovation. The summer before…

Here’s a cool green way to upcycle millions of old tires

Good News Notes: “If you’ve ever seen a tire graveyard piled high with trashed rubber, you can easily understand that Israeli company EcoTech Recycling has a green gem of an idea. EcoTech’s nontoxic process produces a unique material, Active Rubber (AR), from end-of-life tires. With1.6 billion tires manufactured annually, and 290 million tires discarded each year in…

Dallas Cowboys help Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute meals

Good News Notes: “The Tarrant Area Food Bank had just one simple request: a huge, vacant parking lot. It was a task the Cotton Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys could easily provide. The Tarrant Area Food Bank held their “Meals for Moms Mega Mobile Market” on Tuesday, distributing food to almost 4,000 families that drove…

Plastic pollution: Chinese scientists identify polythene-eating bacteria

Good News Notes: “Chinese scientists say they have identified a blend of marine bacteria that appears capable of breaking down polythene, one of the most ubiquitous plastics on the planet and source of much of the pollution  in the world’s oceans. While the plastic-eating qualities of bacteria are already well known to the scientific community,…