How coral reefs made with human remains are restoring Florida’s coastline

  • A Florida company is allowing people to mix their loved ones’ cremated remains into “reef balls” that stimulate marine life.
  • The concrete balls could help restore dying coral reefs, which are home to 25% of marine life.
  • Eternal Reefs has provided almost 2,500 “green burials” this way over the past 20 years.
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How one company is turning used chopsticks into furniture, shelves, and countertops

  • People around the world use an estimated 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year.
  • ChopValue is a Canadian company that collects used chopsticks and turns them into a variety of products like furniture and countertops.
  • We visited ChopValue’s “micro-factory” to see how workers pulverize chopsticks and turn them into something new.
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