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We Can Now Make Computer Chips Out Of Wood

Are you a human? If so, you probably threw away at least one electronic device last year, piling onto nearly 42 million tonnes of e-waste in 2014. Luckily, we’re a step closer to gadgets that could be more biodegradable: computer chips made almost entirely out of wood.

Drones Made Out Of Mushrooms Will Decompose When They Crash-Land

It may not look much different to a regular drone, but that’s a good thing — because this little UAV is made from biological materials that allow it to biodegrade and simply melt away into its surroundings.

Don't Worry, These Ugly Rubber Slippers Will Rot Away In Six Months

Would you spend $US13 on a pair of rubber slippers that start to rot away the second you open the packaging? It’s a feature most people would like to see on those aesthetically challenged Crocs, but the O1Ms are from a Spanish company called One Moment and are made from a soft vegetable-based plastic that will completely biodegrade in just six months.

It's OK To Stare Because This Swimsuit Model Is Saving The Earth

If there’s one problem plaguing the environment these days it’s discarded, non-recyclable bikinis. They’re awful! Plugging up landfills and taking eons to biodegrade. Utterly unacceptable. But not this bikini. This one is special.

This Biodegradable Golf Ball Is Made From A Lobster

Lobsters! Not only do they have delicious meat, their shells have use too! Researchers at the University of Maine have developed a biodegradable golf ball from lobster shells. It’s cheaper than the typical biodegradable ball ($US0.19 vs $US1) and can be hit straight into the ocean without the environment weighing down on your game.

You Can Compost These Shoes When You're Done With Them

When you think earth-friendly, biodegradable shoes, you probably think of something rather ugly and hemp-looking. The OAT shoes, however, are perfectly fine to toss in the compost heap and are pretty attractive! So wear ’em out, guilt-free. [OAT via TreeHugger]

A Better Soda Can

Aluminum cans are convenient! So why would we need a better soda can? Well because even though they’re recyclable, they’re not really reusable. This soda can is not only reusable, it’s also biodegradable. Better for everybody!

Discover Card Biodegrades Your Debt Away

While most of us can’t avoid the convenience of credit cards (and their reusable nature is commendable), their plastics aren’t so good. Now Discover has launched the US’s first biodegradable credit card.

Here's a Peak at Sony Ericsson's Biodegradable GreenHeart Concept Phone

Ever get so pissed at your mobile phone that you just want to chuck it into the trash? If Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart phone ever sees the light of day, you’ll be able to do it, and nature will take care of the rest. For now, the phone is a concept (aren’t they always?), but the designers are hoping to inspire other manufacturers with its environmentally-friendly feature set. Since you’re asking, that entails bio-plastic, recycled plastic, HTML docs instead of printed ones, and a zero charger with 3.5mW of standby power. It ain’t too sexy, sure, but this puppy decomposes with the best of them. [Mobile Cowboys via Boy Genius Report]

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