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Eco Artist Builds a Recycled Amusement Park Out of Plastic Bottles

Eco Artist Builds a Recycled Amusement Park Out of Plastic Bottles

Ugandan artist Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire looked around his city and saw all of the challenges that local children faced. Wanting to make a difference, Tusingwire set aside the wall art he typically

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Gigantic Slugs Made From 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bags Crawl Through the Streets of Angers, France

Gigantic Slugs Made From 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bags Crawl Through the Streets of Angers, France

The Slow Slugs project that was in display until early September is not all serious, of course. Even though Hofman addresses some somber situations such as too much plastic, the corruption of religious

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Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

With over 1 trillion plastic bags produced globally each year, our dependence on convenience is at an all-time high. But at what cost? Each plastic bag is estimated to take 1,000 years to degrade, meaning

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Lauren Dicioccio’s Embroidered Tote Bags Are Perfect Replicas of Banned Plastic Bags

Lauren Dicioccio’s Embroidered Tote Bags Are Perfect Replicas of Banned Plastic Bags

In 2007 San Francisco banned the use of non-compostable plastic bags by large supermarkets and pharmacies. On October 1, that ban will be extended to all retail stores, and on January 1 it will apply to

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The KamerMaker 3D Printer Can Print Entire Rooms From Bio Plastic!

The KamerMaker 3D Printer Can Print Entire Rooms From Bio Plastic!

Dutch architecture firm DUS has developed The KamerMaker (RoomBuilder) – a 3D printer so large that it can create entire rooms! Dubbed by its creators the “world’s first movable

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Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

If you love the look of Woolly Pocket planters but aren't sure how a fabric planter would work in your living room, have no fear - Woolly Pocket just debuted a new wall planter made from recycled plastic

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Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Oh's art is a commentary on plastic's quality as a universal substance that can be formed into any shape. By combining the plastic objects and covering them in jute string, the objects take a new form

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Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste that will never fully decompose - the pieces just get smaller and smaller, and therefore more difficult to collect. Seeking to address this pervasive problem,

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

If you’ve ever traveled through Central America, you probably know that the standard to-go cup at any convenience store or roadside stand is usually a plastic baggie. Noticing this trend, an anonymous

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LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

If you're enduring yet another blistering hot day like we are, there are few better solutions to cooling off than chomping down on a cool treat like a popsicle! In our never-ending search for yummy

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Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Ugandan artist and teacher Ruganzu “Bruno” Tusingwire has created an amazing recycled amusement park for Ugandan children that is made from thousands of repurposed plastic bottles. The

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Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bag photo from Shutterstock On Wednesday, a last-minute motion led the Toronto City Council to ban plastic shopping bags in this city of 2.5 million. On January 1, 2013, Toronto will become the

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

If your dad is the chef of your family, show him how much you appreciate his meals by making him a set of cool and quirky recycled plastic bag placemats for Father's Day. We got this DIY gift idea from

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Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags!

Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags!

Plastic Bag photo from Shutterstock Los Angeles may have recently become the largest city to ban plastic bags, but Hawaii just knocked it out of the park by banning plastic bags statewide! Honolulu

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Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles made eco-history, by enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. The vote, which passed through the L.A. City Council, made Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban

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Coca-Cola Opens £15m Plant To Meet Plastic Recycling Targets

Coca-Cola Opens £15m Plant To Meet Plastic Recycling Targets

Drinks giant Coca-Cola Enterprises has opened a £15 million facility in the UK, in the hope of meeting their goal of making 25% of their products recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) by the end of

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Scripps Study Shows Plastic in Pacific Garbage Patch Has Increased 100-Fold

Scripps Study Shows Plastic in Pacific Garbage Patch Has Increased 100-Fold

Researchers at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have released a study that claims plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has increased by 100 times the amount of what was found in the

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Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

HádeHaver, a collaboration between young designers Sandra Paulo and Bruno Barbosa, is a new company from Portugal that produces unique handmade bags made of plastic lids. The lids lend the bags an

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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

Imagine a solar cell that comes in a jar instead of a big, clunky panel, and that could be painted on a piece of plastic. It might be closer than you think - scientists at the University of Southern

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Ghigos and LOGh Build a Bizarre Home Extension in Italy Using Recycled Plastic Bags

Ghigos and LOGh Build a Bizarre Home Extension in Italy Using Recycled Plastic Bags

All of the interiors have been made from trash, including a black sack-covered sofa, a plastic hanging light, and striped curtains that add a slight tint to the dirt-proof table and chairs. A

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Aurora Robson’s Ethereal Plastic Art Uses up to 20,000 Recycled Bottles

Aurora Robson’s Ethereal Plastic Art Uses up to 20,000 Recycled Bottles

Robson collects her own PET bottles or creates job opportunities for street people who collect bottles in shopping carts. Sometimes she even uses waste collected at the various firms that commission her

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Scientists Create Artificial Plastic Skin That Bleeds And Heals Itself

Scientists Create Artificial Plastic Skin That Bleeds And Heals Itself

For years, scientists have been working to develop artificial skin for wounded patients and bio-medical research. Now a team from the University of Southern Mississippi has taken the effort one step

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Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Plastics represent one of the biggest waste problems in the world because they take a really, really long time to break down. But a recent discovery by a group of Yale students could help speed the

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda

Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda

In order to make wheelchairs more accessible to people in developing countries, two designers are revamping common plastic chairs with a little bit of creative common sense. By affixing the widely

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Hand-Powered Machine Transforms Plastic Bottles into Thatched Roofs for Tropical Climates

Hand-Powered Machine Transforms Plastic Bottles into Thatched Roofs for Tropical Climates

Thatch roofs are a traditional building technology in Ecuador for good reason - they keep a home cool and the reeds can be sourced locally. Unfortunately, thatch has become much harder to acquire as

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NewWood Composite Panels are Made From 100% Post-Industrial Wood and Plastic Waste

NewWood Composite Panels are Made From 100% Post-Industrial Wood and Plastic Waste

Elma, WA-based NewWood Manufacturing has developed an innovative line of composite building panels that are made of 50% recycled plastic and 50% recycled wood. In the process, they’ve breathed new life

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Scientists Use Fungus Found in Blue Cheese to Make Self-Cleaning Plastic

Scientists Use Fungus Found in Blue Cheese to Make Self-Cleaning Plastic

Dish soap and sponges could be endangered species if a group of Swiss scientists have their way. Scientists have figured out a way to develop a self-cleaning plastic that, with the help of some special

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