Hankook Tire launches footwear made of recycled tires

Good News Notes: “Hankook Tire collaborates with shoes brand Yase to launch eco-friendly shoes made of recycled tires as part of its dedication to making the world a greener place. Yase is a leather shoes brand headquartered in Korea launched in 2013. Hankook Tire and YASE embarked on ‘ZERO – Leave nothing behind’ project with commitment…

Australia: Black soldier flies to upcycle food waste

Good News Notes: “An Australian consortium proposes using black soldier flies to tackle the country’s food waste problem by 2030. The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), waste management company Goterra and the University of Queensland utilises said flies in its infrastructure as a potential green solution to organic waste. According to Goterra founder…

Samsung starts official smartphone upcycling program

Good News Notes: “Samsung on Wednesday kicked off something genuinely innovative in the smartphone market: an official consumer upcycling program. Samsung’s “Galaxy Upcycling at Home” initiative was announced at CES 2021, and today it enters a “beta” release. The program allows users to transform old phones into smart home devices that work through Samsung’s SmartThings…