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Whim Architects Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Build Self-Sustaining Island Homes from Pacific Plastic Garbage

Whim Architects Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Build Self-Sustaining Island Homes from Pacific Plastic Garbage

Dutch studio Whim Architects has unveiled plans for a floating, self-sustaining home that would respond to rising sea levels—and they hope to construct the island residence from plastic waste currently

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Studio Levant Uses Recycled Pallets and HDPE Plastics To Make Desks and Tables

Studio Levant Uses Recycled Pallets and HDPE Plastics To Make Desks and Tables

In en effort to transform waste into functional objects, Australian design firm Studio Levant has produced a full line of tables and desks that are made from recycled shipping pallets and recycled

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Seung Han Lee’s Scrap Wood Chair is Made from Recycled Wood and Plastic Resin

Seung Han Lee’s Scrap Wood Chair is Made from Recycled Wood and Plastic Resin

  When you make something out of wood, you are almost always left with several pieces of scrap wood that aren't easy to use. Designer Seung Han Lee found a clever use for those pieces of

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56 Recycled Plastic Bottles Illuminate Liter of Light’s Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale

56 Recycled Plastic Bottles Illuminate Liter of Light’s Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale

Although they only work during the day, in poor areas where informal housing lacks the daylighting we take so much for granted or the fuel required to generate energy, these liter of light bulbs are

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DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

If you have a bunch of plastic bags lying around, upcycle them into a hammock chair! All you need to make one is time (you'll need to braid each plastic bag to make it sturdy), about 500 plastic bags,

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PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Designs creates contemporary furniture out of recycled steel, but they wanted to take the sustainability of their operation one step further. The Missouri-based company recently began using 100%

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40,000 Plastic Bags Re-purposed to Create Florentijn Hofman’s Gigantic Slow Slug Sculptures

40,000 Plastic Bags Re-purposed to Create Florentijn Hofman’s Gigantic Slow Slug Sculptures

Amidst the fast-paced, modern environment, it is nice to be reminded to slow down every once and a while and take in the scenery. Florentijn Hofman's two massive, brightly colored slugs, could be seen

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LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

Who says 3D printers are only for tech nerds and engineers? Traditional craftsmen may take want to join the 3D revolution after getting a load of LAYWOO-D3, a 3D printer material that is made from 40%

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site often

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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 pavilion," the KamerMaker

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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 amusement park was

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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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