Articles on 12. Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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A container full of animal feed – fly pupae grown on waste potatoes can be used as feed for chickens or fish

FoodCase
Valkoisella pöydällä mustasotilaskärpäsen toukkia

Manna Insect Ltd grows black soldier fly larvae in containers. The larvae become animal feed,…

Fabrics from the forest, colours from the field – Marimekko is looking for environmentally friendly alternatives for its production

ChemistryCase

Marimekko is looking for materials for its products with little environmental impact. Bio-based tableware will…

At the forefront of the textile revolution – Finnish biomaterials startup presents a new, more sustainable textile fiber

ChemistryCase

The rapidly evolving field of sustainable textile fibers has a new player. Aalto University’s spin-off…

Making sustainable car batteries from wood

Wood and forestCase

What if you could replace graphitic carbon in lithium-ion batteries with something more sustainable? Something…

From rags to new robes: closing the loop for textiles

ChemistryCase

Imagine your ripped jeans and stained old T-shirts being broken down at the molecular level,…

CGI Waste Manager helps professional kitchens halve food waste volumes

FoodCase
Two male chefs working side by side at a restaurant kitchen.

Preventing food waste is a concrete way of promoting sustainability in restaurants and other professional…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 7: New super material inspired by mantis shrimp club

ChemistryBlog
Nanokomposiitista valmistettu valkoinen hammaskruunu.

VTT researcher Dr. Pezhman Mohammadi and his research group have developed a new type of…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 6: Bio-based coating for wood

ChemistryBlog
Brown lignin powder and water in a transparent glass.

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion, stain, and sunlight. Due…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 5: Engineering fungal mycelium to produce leather without cows

ChemistryBlog
Light brown synthetic leather in a transparent Petri dish.

The fashion industry has a huge carbon footprint that is growing rapidly. In the NewLeather…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 4: Searching for the genetic code of colors

ChemistryBlog

The colors we use to dye our clothes are a burden to the environment. The…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 3: Engineering the cell factory

ChemistryBlog

To stay competitive, industries need to increase their productivity. Typically this is done by improving…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 2: Spider Silk – the supermaterial of the future

ChemistryBlog
Electrospinning of a biosynthetic spidersilk.

Spider silk is one of the strongest materials found in the natural world. Scientists have…

Sustainable aviation fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel use

EnergyCase
An airplane flying through the cloudy sky.

Neste has developed a sustainable solution for airlines that is readily available to reduce the…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 1: Using microbes to create new bioplastics

ChemistryBlog
Mikrobeja tutkitaan petrimaljassa.

Research scientist Anna Ylinen is doing her doctoral thesis at the Center for Young Synbio…

A durable wood-based alternative to disposable cutlery

Wood and forestCase
Wood-based cutlery.

Outokumpu-based Akvila Cutlery Oy contributes to solving the world’s plastic problem with durable and reusable…

New life for biowaste – resource-smart fabric made of straw

BioeconomyCase
Top and skirt made of wheat straw.

The globally growing concern about climate change and finite resources has turned the attention to…