Category Archives: Waste Equals Food

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Bamboo and Bananas as Material

Bamboo is a widely known plant that is thought to originate in Asia. In the past, bamboo has been commonly used for fishing poles, tiki torches, and other tools that were necessary for survival. Today, bamboo is known to be

Bamboo and Bananas as Material

Bamboo is a widely known plant that is thought to originate in Asia. In the past, bamboo has been commonly used for fishing poles, tiki torches, and other tools that were necessary for survival. Today, bamboo is known to be

Bioplastics and the University of Minnesota

Talking about bioplastics today jogged something in my memory from a few years back when someone shared a “fun fact” about the University of Minnesota Dining Services products being made of corn. I was amazed at the time that my

Bioplastics and the University of Minnesota

Talking about bioplastics today jogged something in my memory from a few years back when someone shared a “fun fact” about the University of Minnesota Dining Services products being made of corn. I was amazed at the time that my

A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

  As a child I grew up with an unconditional understanding that I was to recycle whenever possible. My parents always recycled their glass, cans, and plastics without fail and that habit was passed down to me without even realizing

A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

  As a child I grew up with an unconditional understanding that I was to recycle whenever possible. My parents always recycled their glass, cans, and plastics without fail and that habit was passed down to me without even realizing

Re: What Does Up-Cycling Really Mean to Manufacturers?

I think Devan makes an extremely interesting point in how much consideration actually goes into consumer benefits of up-cycling by the manufacturer. When reading her post, one company in particular stood out in my mind: Levi Strauss & Co. Granted,

Re: What Does Up-Cycling Really Mean to Manufacturers?

I think Devan makes an extremely interesting point in how much consideration actually goes into consumer benefits of up-cycling by the manufacturer. When reading her post, one company in particular stood out in my mind: Levi Strauss & Co. Granted,

Reusing, Recycling Our Old Buildings

For the past few weeks, we have been investigating the different materials and its sustainability. But, nevertheless the most sustainable material is actually not what we been learning and examining throughout the semester. During a recent guest lecture for one

Reusing, Recycling Our Old Buildings

For the past few weeks, we have been investigating the different materials and its sustainability. But, nevertheless the most sustainable material is actually not what we been learning and examining throughout the semester. During a recent guest lecture for one