Tag: recycling

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

polestar revealed a new electric concept with a four-seat cabin defined by sustainable materials including recycled cork and plastic bottles. called the precept, the sporty GT is packed with tech including sports radar and LIDAR sensors and eye-tracking technology. images courtesy of polestar inside, polestar uses a range of sustainable materials that offer improvements in […]

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RJDL builds cafe infinity from recycled shipping containers in india

when RJDL was commissioned to develop a recreational space for greater noida’s dental college in india, the design team decided to utilize recycled shipping containers to create a sustainable yet unconventional structure. the resulting cafe infinity forms a striking image, breaking with the rigidity of the site. the realized building retains the containers’ industrial aesthetic, […]

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ammar kalo upcycles pieces of broken drainpipe to make PVC bench

to create one of his most recent furniture pieces, designer ammar kalo has utilized a somewhat unconventional material. the project, titled ‘PVC bench’, focuses on upcycling discarded plastic, and in particular, the use of broken drainpipes to form a two-person seat. commissioned by bee’ah – a waste management company based in the UAE – the […]

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church stone shelter in finland uses recycled materials to house local hikers

finnish architect malin moisio has designed a wooden shelter from mostly recycled materials in the deep forest of kintulammi hiking and nature reserve area in tampere, finland. called the church stone shelter, it is named after a large natural boulder located nearby that served as a primitive church for local horse shepherds during the 18th […]

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coca-cola won’t ban plastic bottles because its customers still want to use them

coca-cola has said it won’t abandon plastic bottles because its consumers still like them. speaking at the world economic orum in davos, switzerland, the brand’s head of sustainability, bea perez, said that customers like the standard plastic packaging because it is resealable and lightweight. ‘business won’t be in business if we don’t accommodate consumers,’ perez […]

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