In a world of disposable the whole lot, single-use plastics proceed to reign supreme. Yearly, Individuals generate about 42 million tons of it. And but only 9% of that will get recycled, partly as a result of the recycling infrastructure within the U.S. can’t sustain with the nation’s plastic manufacturing, but in addition as a result of some plastics merely ...

It’s straightforward to restore, resell, or donate old sneakers and garments. However what about old underwear? They go straight within the trash, which finally signifies that round 11 million kilos of underwear find yourself in a landfill each single day. This may look like a minor downside, as a result of undies are small. However at a worldwide scale, this ...

Final month, California-based baby food startup Yumi introduced a $67 million Sequence B funding spherical, led by San Francisco-based biotech fund Jazz Ventures Companions, AF Ventures, and 23andme cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki. It brings the corporate’s whole funding to $79 million and provides extra name-brand investors right into a fold that already included the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s, ...

Have you ever ever blown via a purple gentle, solely to get a discover just a few weeks later that you simply owe $100? Quickly, you would possibly get the identical remedy for those who’re caught throwing your trash from the window of your automotive. British tech firm Littercam has developed a know-how that makes use of AI and pc imaginative ...

Because the Nice Resignation continues in full swing, some persons are skipping the job hunt altogether and pursuing entrepreneurship. A file 1.4 million Americans filed purposes to begin new companies in September 2021 alone, in accordance to an evaluation of Census knowledge by the Financial Innovation Group (EIG). In October, greater than $54 billion was invested in over 2,000 firms ...

4 years in the past, when an Oakland-based startup known as Raheem launched an app that anybody might use to doc interactions with the police—the primary impartial nationwide instrument of its variety—it aimed to tackle the issue of police brutality. However the nonprofit’s workforce later realized that it wanted to take a fully totally different strategy. “We’ve documented and analyzed ...

Are you aware how far the produce in your fridge has traveled to get to your own home? I simply checked: my rocket combine got here from Mexico, my blueberries got here from Peru, and my purple grapes got here from California. The truth that my fridge feels extra overseas than home is simply the way it is lately, if ...

From his house in Portola Valley, California, Sanjiv Gambhir logged on to an necessary assembly for his startup one afternoon in April 2020. He stored the video digicam off. This was uncommon, not least as a result of he cherished face-to-face connections and was obsessive about visibility. A pioneer of molecular imaging and the director of Stanford’s Canary Middle for ...

Tech-focused IPOs haven’t fared particularly properly in 2021. Excessive-profile firms, together with Robinhood, Coinbase, and Affirm, are buying and selling properly under their all-time highs since hitting the general public markets earlier this 12 months. In the meantime, China’s Didi Chuxing—which made its U.S. buying and selling debut in June—is in the method of delisting from the New York Inventory ...

A brand new nonprofit goals to assist fast-growth corporations construct their companies by contemplating societal and environmental impacts from the outset. Accountable Innovation Labs, based by Hemant Taneja, a managing director at enterprise agency Common Catalyst, and former Stripe executives Jon Zieger and Diede van Lamoen, will assist founders innovate with financial inclusion, environmental sustainability, workforce range, privateness, and “intentionality ...