Tuesday, 03 May 2022 13:00

Face mask wins award

Written by  Milking It

A face mask for cows that neutralises the climate-heating gas methane in their belches has won a UK design award from Prince Charles and designer Sir Jony Ive.

Students from the Royal College of Art (RCA) were tasked with designing projects that reverse the damage humans are doing to the climate and nature.

Out of 125 submissions, four teams of RCA students and alumni have been chosen as the winners of the inaugural Terra Carta Design Lab competition, receiving £50,000 in funding to help further develop their ideas.

Among the four winning designs was a harness for cattle to convert their methane emissions into CO2 and water vapour in real time, created by design group Zelp (Zero Emissions Livestock Project).

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