Tag: ocean awareness and activism

vondom revolution furniture to be made from recycled ocean plastic

vondom has started a revolution. creating objects of highly sculptural forms inspired and mirroring the pure beauty of nature, they are more than just a designer furniture brand; they create and enhance outdoor experiences. they see themselves as equally responsible for preserving the environment, from our seas to our coastlines, and ensuring a better, more […]

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coca-cola named the world’s most polluting brand in global audit of plastic waste

coca-cola has been named for the second year in a row as the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic waste. conducted by the break free from plastic global movement, it found that the company was responsible for more plastic litter than the next top three polluters combined. images via break free plasticcover […]

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the ocean cleanup unveils floating garbage truck that catches plastic in rivers

the dutch inventor behind the ocean cleanup has come up with a way to stop plastic pollution at the source. 25-year-old boyan slat unveiled the ‘interceptor’, a solar-powered floating device, which is designed to scoop plastic out of rivers before it reaches oceans. the ocean cleanup, which was nominated for THE DESIGN PRIZE 2019 in […]

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coca-cola introduces first bottles made using ocean plastic waste

coca-cola has introduced the world’s first bottle created using recycled plastic waste from the ocean. the company has launched an initial edition of 300 bottles made of 25% plastic from the marine waste collected by volunteers during 84 beach cleanups in spain and portugal. the recycling technology is the result of a partnership between coca-cola, […]

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andreas franke exhibits 24 portraits under the sea to raise awareness of plastic pollution

vienna-based photographer andreas franke has installed his ‘plastic ocean project’ underwater in a bid to raise awareness of plastic pollution. the underwater exhibition, which was available to anyone brave enough to descend to depths of 40 to 50 meters, contained 24 of franke’s portraits of people drowning in a sea of plastic. images via plastic […]

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nurdles are a huge micro plastic pollution disaster you may have never heard of

in early august 2019, donald trump visited the site of a new plastic plant for royal dutch shell, located 30 miles north of pittsburgh pennsylvannia. the US president celebrated the 5,000 construction jobs the project has created but didn’t acknowledge the millions of tons of new, virgin plastic it will produce. as we know, the […]

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alternative ocean cleanup successful in removing 40 tons of plastic in a month

as the ocean cleanup project redeploys its beta cleanup system in a second attempt to tackle the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, other efforts are proving their success first time around. over a 25-day period, which is being described as the largest-ever pacific ocean cleanup, non-profit environmental group ocean voyages institute has […]

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the ocean clean up returns to take on the great pacific garbage patch

non-profit organisation and THE DESIGN PRIZE 2019 nominee for social impact, the ocean cleanup, has redeployed its beta cleanup system in a second attempt to remove the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world. the company was forced to haul in its huge floating boom, which works like a giant pac-man, earlier in the […]

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ocean tea bags are sea life-shaped sachets that come alive in your cup

japanese brand ocean tea bag has tried a new approach to packaging its tealeaves with a series of animal-shaped sachets. the collection features sea creatures including giant squids, sea turtles, and an anglerfish, as well as other mammals like a panda, squirrel and a fox. images courtesy of ocean tea bags a combination of perforations […]

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IKEA shows sustainability can be colorful, motivating and enjoyable

images of massive stores and mass-produced items might come to mind when you first think of IKEA, but sustainability is a key driving force behind every action they take and every product they make. in fact, when witnessing all their announcements like ‘ROGNON‘, ‘SAMMANLÄNKAD‘ and ‘urban village project’ from the brand’s democratic design days 2019 […]

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simon faithfull roams the water-bound ruins of a futuristic beach house in florida

simon faithfull’s work has been described as an attempt to understand and explore the planet as a sculptural object. the english artist, often working with teams of scientists, technicians and transmission experts, tests the earth’s limits and reports back from its extremities — a personal vision from the ends of the world. in a new […]

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carved into the sand, ‘voice of the sea news’ speaks for the sea which suffers in silence

tokyo-based artist toshihiko hosaka presents the colossal earthwork sculpture, ‘voice of the sea news.’ measuring 50 by 35 meters, the editorial is engraved into the sand of iioka beach in japan’s eastern chiba prefecture as a means of speaking on behalf of the sea which ‘suffers in silence.’ through the work, hosaka and his team […]

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cube video captures the ocean’s plastic threat and designer’s solutions

as part of Design Insider’s MATERIALS series, cube video co-produced, shot and edited a documentary looking at how design can combat the plastic problem in ‘living with plastics’. the documentary depicts dismaying shots of divers in a sea of pollution and garbage-lined beaches in the UK. the desaturated tones and nostalgic music during the first […]

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