14 Apr '11, 6pm

Lobster golf balls: Possibly the most bourgeois green solution ever

Finally, researchers have come up with a biodegradable golf ball for use on cruise ships! So when you knock your ball off your GIANT ENERGY HOG FLOATING CITY, it will only brain a dolphin, not collect on the bottom of the ocean. Earth: saved! The balls are made out of lobster shells, so that after you take off your linen bib and leave the captain’s table, you can put on your plus-fours and repair to the Lido Deck to hit the remains of your meal into the sea. Other upcoming recycling projects include an all-natural massage chair for your island home made of discarded freshwater pearls, and an eco-friendly yacht cozy knitted out of upcycled ball gowns. In all seriousness: Making crushed lobster shells into a biodegradable plastic substitute is pretty cool. “We’re using a byproduct of the lobster canning industry which is currently miserably underutilized,” says one researche...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-04-14-lobster-golf-balls-p...

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