Instant Long Duration Energy Storage: Just Add Carbon Dioxide

Good News Notes: “Long duration energy storage has yet to make a significant dent in the global energy profile. To date, the only widespread form of storage technology that can last longer than a few hours is the century-old “water battery,” in the form of hydropower reservoirs and their cousins, pumped hydro reservoirs. On the plus side, hydropower dams and…

Farm in Winthrop offers food waste collection service

Good News Notes: “Whitten Family Farm in Winthrop is launching a food waste collection service for anyone generating food scraps in Potsdam, Massena, Winthrop and Brasher Falls. The food scraps will be converted to compost at their farm, providing a resource for local growers while stimulating the community. “We provide buckets and bins to residents,…

Deliveroo invests HK$2m to fund sustainable plastic-free packaging

Good News Notes: “Deliveroo HK is taking steps to reduce food packaging waste generated by its restaurant partners. The delivery giant is investing HK$2 million to incentivize a scheme that will encourage restaurants to use plastic-free packaging for their delivery orders. It comes as the government considers a move to ban single-use plastic tableware. Investment…

Refillery store offers zero-waste products

Good News Notes: “A new store in Iron Mountain is helping reduce the amount of waste you put into the world. Verde Refillery offers zero waste, zero plastic products and it features a refill section for a variety of cleaning products. The store says they buy items in bulk which can help the environment by…

This Skincare Brand Is Making Plastic-Free Products More Luxurious

Good News Notes: “One of the biggest misconceptions about making your beauty routine more sustainable is that you’ll have to sacrifice performance and sleek packaging when switching to less-wasteful products. But Common Heir is one skincare brand that’s proven that plastic-free beauty products can, in fact, be sexy. Co-founders and beauty industry veterans Cary Lin and Angela…

Coventry student designs a filter to reuse washing machine water

Good News Notes: “Coventry University student Joe Baker designed a system which removes contaminants like dirt and microplastics, allowing the water to be used for things like cooking. He has won an award in DesignSpark’s People Planet Product competition, and a £1,000 grant for its development. Mr Baker now hopes to develop a prototype of…

New wind turbine wall could harness enough energy to power your home

Good News Notes: “Wind energy has played a key role in helping national grids around the world reduce dependence on fossil fuels to generate energy, but the wind turbines for the home have encountered very slow uptake due, in part, to their intrusive physicality. The New York-based designer and entrepreneur Joe Doucet has designed the Wind Turbine…

IKEA Assembles a Future Without Plastic Packaging

Good News Notes: “Thanks to tiny pieces and convoluted instructions, putting together a bookshelf from IKEA can be a maddening experience. But there’s a payoff: What’s stressful is stylish—and also sustainable. The Swedish retailer has been a champion of the environment for years. In 2018, for instance, it announced plans to use only renewable and recycled materials…

GE’s LM Wind Power to Produce Zero-waste Wind

Good News Notes: “GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power said this week it planned to produce zero waste wind turbine blades by 2030. “LM Wind Power will play a central role in supporting its customers to develop fully circular wind turbines that generate less waste during their production. In practice, LM Wind Power’s vision of…