16 Apr '11, 2pm

Golf balls made of lobster shells, a $10K 'sustainable phone' -- it's another design roundup

Golf balls made of lobster shells, a $10K 'sustainable phone' -- it's another design roundup

OAKLAND, CA — In another example of ways researchers are finding new uses for sea creatures , University of Maine bioengineers have made golf balls out of ground lobster shells, the Bangor Daily News reports . Since the balls don't fly as far as typically ones and start cracking after one or two hits, the balls aren't intended to be replacements for playing on fairways. Instead, due to the fact that they break down in water in about a week, the researchers say the balls, which divert lobster shells from the trash, could find an audience on cruise ships. Coca-Cola has shifted all of its single-serve Odwalla juice and Dasani water bottles to sugarcane-based PlantBottles. While the Odwalla bottles are 100 percent plant-based, the Dasani bottles are only 30 percent since the drink company has yet to figure out how to make the rest of PET plastic (Odwalla's bottles are made of ...

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