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Zegna Sport’s Ecotech Solar Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic

Zegna Sport’s Ecotech Solar Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic

With fall here and winter on the horizon we're bundling up for brisk weather, and fortunately Zegna is heating things up with their brand new solar-powered Ecotech Jacket. This sharp technical shell is

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Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Recent RPI Masters of Architecture graduate Henry Miller has devised a way to reuse waste plastic as an aggregate in cement, circumventing the energy-intensive process of plastic recycling. By grinding up

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New Envion Facility Turns Plastic Waste into $10/Barrel Fuel

New Envion Facility Turns Plastic Waste into $10/Barrel Fuel

What if we could turn all the plastic waste we create on a daily basis into fuel to power our cars? A Washington, DC-based company called Envion claims it can do just that with a process that turns

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Found Cutlery Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Found Cutlery Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has found a new way to rescue our Earth from discarded plastic bottles. In a series called “Found” the designer has cleverly produced a range of super-light

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Development Shines Light on Solar Energy Generating Plastics

Development Shines Light on Solar Energy Generating Plastics

Plastic sure has gotten a bad rap lately -- it takes petroleum to produce it, most kinds are notoriously difficult to recycle and it can leach harmful chemicals like BPA. But that hasn't stopped

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Aveda is Saving Oceans & Marine Life One Plastic Cap at a Time

Aveda is Saving Oceans & Marine Life One Plastic Cap at a Time

Wondering how to turn all of those plastic bottle caps running rampant in your household into a green, planet saving endeavor? Well, lucky for you, and for marine life everywhere, Aveda has come up with

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‘Re-Juicer’ Gets More Juice Out of Plastic Water Bottles

‘Re-Juicer’ Gets More Juice Out of Plastic Water Bottles

Simple yet clever, we're raising our glasses to the inventive repurposing behind the Re-Juicer. The Re-Juicer turns an orange into OJ with the twist of a wrist and a plastic water bottle. Another cheeky

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ECO ART: Plastic Bottle Installation in NYC

ECO ART: Plastic Bottle Installation in NYC

Sometimes it is hard to truly grasp how much waste we create as a society. That's why NYC-based graphic design agency, MSLK is creating an installation that is an in-your-face visual of the amount of

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Scientists Discover How to Grow Plastic on Trees

Scientists Discover How to Grow Plastic on Trees

We tend not to acknowledge it, but our dependence on oil is not limited to the consumption of fossil fuels for energy and transportation. Finding an alternative to plastic (which is also made from oil),

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Plastiki Boat Made of Plastic Bottles Prepares to Set Sail

Plastiki Boat Made of Plastic Bottles Prepares to Set Sail

It's been several months since we brought you news of the Plastiki, a boat made of 12,500 plastic bottles, so we figured it was time for an update. When we left the Plastiki expedition last, David de

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Plastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Plastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

We're perpetually amazed by the way that Japanese designer Daisuke Hiraiwa transforms everyday objects into striking examples of found design, and we were particularly impressed with his incredible line

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ECO ART: Aurora Robson Recycled Plastic Sculptures

ECO ART: Aurora Robson Recycled Plastic Sculptures

The Inhabitat crew was pretty blown away by artist Aurora Robson's artwork at the recent Designers & Agents Green Room, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to explore her body of work in more

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ECO ART: Plastic Bag Light Garden

ECO ART: Plastic Bag Light Garden

Is it possible that this is the song of the plastic bag? Plastic's infamous reputation with the eco-crowd has fueled a creative renaissance that stirs significant introspection into how we  have used

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GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

Why does NYC send easily recyclable PET plastic containers to landfill? New York City recycles plastic - or so I thought! For the last several years I have been carefully scrubbing all plastic number 1

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New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

Recently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed that NYC begin charging shoppers 6 cents for each plastic bag issued at the register. The policy is the latest attempt by the city to go green and reduce

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Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier

Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier

One of the most stunning pieces at this year's 100% Design was this gorgeous recycled plastic bottle chandelier by Michelle Brand. Composed entirely from cut-off bottle bases, it lit up the floor at

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Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Eco-celebrity David de Rothschild has decided to show the world what to do with its discarded plastic bottles. For his recent project, the Plastiki Expedition, the adventurous environmentalist plans to

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BUMBERSHOOT 2008: The Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

BUMBERSHOOT 2008: The Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

This year, Americans will drink more than 30 billion single-serving bottles of water. To raise awareness of the alarming problem of plastic waste, Jasmine Zimmerman created the Bottle House - an

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Scientists Develop Plastic-Producing Bacteria

Scientists Develop Plastic-Producing Bacteria

Scientists at Genomatica Inc. recently announced that they have developed strains of bacteria that are able to produce plastic without the use of oil or natural gas. The sustainable process utilizes

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Metabolix Grows Bioplastics in Switchgrass

Metabolix Grows Bioplastics in Switchgrass

Bioplastics are becoming a burgeoning industry as the cost of oil climbs and the disastrous nature of petroleum-based plastics is revealed in full effect. This past Monday Metabolix announced an

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Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Plastic Bag Subway Art

Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Plastic Bag Subway Art

Polar bears, polar bears. Those ubiquitous symbols of climate change. Cute and cuddly, ethereal and majestic, they're popping up everywhere - including atop subway grates on the streets of New York City.

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Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags!

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags!

Welcome Los Angeles to the growing list of countries and municipalities that are taking a stand against plastic bags. Following in the footsteps of Australia, China, Israel, Melbourne, San Francisco and

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Stunning Recycled Plastic Lamps by Lisa Foo & Su Sim

Stunning Recycled Plastic Lamps by Lisa Foo & Su Sim

We've seen lamps made from many different types of recycled materials, including plastic bottles, and the result are often fabulous. One of the greatest things about green design is that everything shiny,

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Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

We are always hunting high and low for innovative ways to reduce and reuse the plethora of plastic bags in our midst. The New York-based design firm, MSLK, is currently proposing an innovative and

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THIS LIGHT Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

THIS LIGHT Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

The sibling team of Reta Howell and Vana Howell of THIS Gallery have taken recycling into their own creative hands with their THIS Light series. Made from discarded plastic bottles that the two salvage

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University, proved this

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Scientific breakthrough decomposes plastic bags in 3 months!

Scientific breakthrough decomposes plastic bags in 3 months!

This month heralds a world-changing scientific breakthrough as a teenage prodigy has developed a new way to decompose plastic bags in just three months! A 16 year old named Daniel Burd conducted his

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Storing CO2 in Giant Underwater Plastic Bags?

Storing CO2 in Giant Underwater Plastic Bags?

Plastic bags are the center of a huge green debate, but here's one use we'd never imagined: Underwater ocean carbon sequestering!? With all the talk about carbon sequestration, which involves storing

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’

Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels, $58 at Kaight NYC We generally associate plastic shoes with blister-generating sandals or galoshes that take eons to decompose in landfill, but when it comes to

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KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

Ireland plastic bag usage drops dramatically after plastic bag taxes are instated! With all the recent bans on plastic bags around the world, it's natural to wonder just how effective all the bag

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