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Boyan Slat’s Great Pacific Garbage Patch expedition shows the plastic problem is “even bigger than we thought”
Plastic trash in the ocean is a huge problem - a ‘millions of tons’ type problem. New evidence suggests that in the San Francisco Bay area alone, there will soon be a lot more plastic floating in the
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqhF2JpZBVs While Los Angeles may appear to be turning its reservoirs into giant versions of childhood ball pits with the addition of 80-90 million plastic balls, they
Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Bioplastic is made from the mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar and glycerin with particular proportion and
But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.
Anna Webster, fourth-year student at the Cass, London Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture, has designed a simple but sturdy house that fits right into the Ghanaian countryside where it has
Clover Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of some of their milk products due to possible contamination. The milk products may contain small pieces of food grade plastic.
A sculpture of two life size whales, made from Somerset willow and 70,000 upcycled plastic bottles, has been unveiled in Bristol to mark the city’s status as the UK’s first European Green
The Dutch city of Rotterdam may soon be the first city to have roads made of recycled plastic waste, fished out of the oceans. The city is collaborating with VolkerWessels, a construction firm with some
We’re already pretty mad at some bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is really one for the history books. In a last
Using over 250 plastic shopping bags in blue, white, and yellow, Koronczi built a “living” wall along the riverfront in Budapest. The installation was erected in early May and was on display for most
Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines
Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly and Ilac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation teamed up for the first time at last year's Shanghai Biennale. They share a vision to provide environmentally-friendly
While still in his teens, Dutch inventor Boyan Slat conceived of an Ocean Cleanup Array that he believed could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste currently polluting waters around the globe. Now just
Try to imagine your life without plastic: it's in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the ocean. In fact, every
California has just voted in favor of what could become the strictest ban in the U.S. on all products that contain plastic microbeads—the tiny gritty flecks found in a wide array of toothpastes and
The developers envision their machines as, one day, being part of “mini-factories” which can mass produce needed products for today’s consumers. The Growduce machine holds a SCOBY which feeds on
Designed by Southern California based Brenda Sacks, this eco-chic line of contemporary table coverings is made from 100% woven fiber sources entirely from recycled plastic bottles. A consummate
"During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall Repreve-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic bottles, and
STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape edges and
You wouldn’t think it, but these beautiful colorful flowers of the Scartell flowerbed are made from plastic waste. Italian artist and sustainability enthusiast Francesca De Marinis created this
Spanish manufacturer of hand-made lamps, PET Lamp, creates colorful collections of pendant lamps using indigenous craft techniques from all over the world. Their latest collection, Abyssinia, was
This powerful video, titled "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic", uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the
Recycled and upcycled plastic bottle designs are among Inhabitat’s favorite featured topics, but have you ever wondered what happens to the billions of plastic bottles that don’t make it to the
Artist Richterová didn’t have an environmental agenda when she first started making sculpture from plastic bottles. She started experimenting with the bottles in 2004 after she discovered they could be
We’re learning a lot about new green energy technology these days, from wireless solar power to smog-eating concrete. And now this: a plastic used in tubing can actually produce electricity when
Plastic products labeled as biodegradable may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology,
One creature's trash may be another creature's lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, that suggests some Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution.
Turner hand made over a thousand unique LED plastic bottle flowers for the tree light installation. Each plastic bottle was sandblasted to create a white frosted appearance, cut up, and sculpted into
Photo via Shutterstock Spanish scientists have developed the world's first self-healing polymer - a plastic that can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside intervention.
While the temple is no longer standing, the trend of upcycling plastic bottles that inspired the construction shows no signs of slowing down. Other recent examples of PET bottle creativity include the
A massive study undertaken by researchers from Australia and the U.S. has determined that we are throwing far more plastic waste into the oceans than previously thought. In 2010, between 4.8 and 12.7
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