Tag: recycling

carlo ratti’s feel the peel juice bar turns orange peels into bioplastic cups

circular economy is all about designing out waste and pollution. with this in mind, carlo ratti has developed an experimental orange squeezer for eni which 3D-prints a bioplastic cup out of the orange peels. called the feel the peel, this prototype aims to bring circularity to everyday life. all images by nicola giorgetti, courtesy of […]

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UMA proposes to use recycled plastic bottles to build art school façade in mexico

as part of a conceptual project titled ‘new wave’, ulf mejergren architects (UMA) proposes to use recycled plastic bottles from the ocean to construct an art school in mexico. by using the discarded objects to create the façade of the building, the design team intends to set a positive example to the local community. as […]

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estudio cavernas uses recycled materials to build a migrant community center in thailand

for their latest project, estudio cavernas has designed and constructed a community center for burmese migrants in mae sot, thailand. dubbed the ‘green island’, the new intervention lies on an area of green, situated in the heart of a municipal waste center that is home to 400 migrants. focusing on sustainable construction techniques and developing […]

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adidas by stella mccartney liquifies old cotton to create biodegradable tennis dress

stella mccartney has unveiled two prototype products for her adidas collection that recycles old clothing into new garments. in an attempt to address waste in the fashion industry, the pair have teamed up with innovative sustainable company evrnu to create a biodegradable dress and the world’s first fully recyclable hoodie. images courtesy of adidas / […]

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As Ive departs, Apple should refocus on durability and user interfaces

There’s no question that Apple’s design chief Jony Ive is leaving the company with a complicated legacy — too many elegant hardware designs and patent-worthy enabling innovations to count, offset by some profoundly misguided software interface decisions and an irritating track record of fragile products. It is now impossible to consider Apple’s triumphantly thin MacBook […]

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AutoZone Enters $11 Million Settlement With California Over Improper Waste Disposal

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leeroy new turns old plastic into sculptural armour for ‘aliens of manila’ cyber-site series

filipino artist leeroy new recycles colanders, cables and plastic tubes, to create sculptural armour and transform ordinary civilians into otherworldly beings. featuring various personalities who practice on the fringe as its models, ‘aliens of manila’ is a futuristic cyber-site series that plays upon the idea of offbeat characters who thrive on the edge of the […]

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‘the big wav(st)e’ uses recycled water jugs to raise awareness of plastic pollution in france

the french creative lab, waste no more, has built ‘the big wav(st)e’ pavilion as part of the ‘festival des architectures vives’ in montpellier, france. in an effort to raise awareness of plastic pollution, the installation uses large, 5 liter-capacity water jugs found in hospitals, to form the arch-like structure. using the recycled material as construction […]

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This reusable lunch kit is good for the earth and your food budget

Bringing your leftover lasagna to work is good for both the environment and your budget. Brown-bagging it keeps food waste out of landfills, but you should actually avoid the brown bag too—as well as utensils like plastic forks and knives that will end up in a bin when you’re done. Instead, build yourself a quality […]

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the home-in-a-box ‘ecokit’ is an energy-efficient house delivered as a flat pack

founded in australia by two sisters, camilla and pavla, ecokit was created to encourage inexperienced individuals to become part in the construction process of their home. ecokit assists with the design and planning of the project, followed by a delivery of a prefabricated, flat-packed, mass-customizable construction system that can be configured to meet many individual […]

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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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