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NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE lights may look like modern art at first glance but they're actually made out of everyday, discarded materials. Each one is made from anywhere from 10 to nearly 100 reclaimed plastic bags depending

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Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant makes its garden planters from recycled plastic from local construction sites. The woven baskets are manufactured locally by the work integrating social co-op YallaTrappan in Malmo, Sweden.

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San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

Almost five years ago, San Francisco became the first American city to ban plastic shopping bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies. Now the city is poised to expand that ban to all retail stores and

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“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

2400 of the Rationell Variera IKEA pieces were used to create the Frozen Trees installation. The plastic pieces were connected to a lightweight metal frame and white monochromatic LED lights were

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Rodrigo Alonso Creates Precious Diamond-shaped Seats from 100% Recycled Plastic

Rodrigo Alonso Creates Precious Diamond-shaped Seats from 100% Recycled Plastic

Electronic devices, toys and even stadium seats have been given a second chance, taking the shape of these fantastic diamond seats dubbed '100%'. Made with a low-energy rotomolding technique, these

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Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

This watery blue chair by Pawel Grunert is as refreshing as the liquid that was once contained in the plastic bottles it's made from. Called the SIE43 Chair, the piece was constructed for the ‘Eco Trans

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Temporary BLUETUBE BAR is Wrapped With Bright Blue Corrugated Plastic Tubes

Temporary BLUETUBE BAR is Wrapped With Bright Blue Corrugated Plastic Tubes

Unveiled for Queima das Fitas do Porto festival in Portugal, the BLUETUBE BAR uses TUBE-IT, a construction system that uses standard corrugated plastic tubes and plastic clamps. Designed by Dose

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Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Argallios by Kollektivemind was created as an interactive, public installation on the island of Crete in Greece. With the help of students, teachers, parents and locals, over 2,100 used plastic water

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Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

In the run-up to this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Ford announced a plan to recycle around 2 million used plastic bottles for use in its Focus Electric vehicle. The plastic will

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Artists Recycle Washed Up Toys on California Seashore into Beach Plastic Artwork

Artists Recycle Washed Up Toys on California Seashore into Beach Plastic Artwork

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang scour one remote beach in Northern California looking for debris to turn into their poppy and artistic 'Beach Plastic' pieces. Combs, toys, disposable lighters -

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Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

If you've been looking for an easy and effective way to reuse those eco-unfriendly plastic bags, look no further than Easy Garbage. Created by Spanish design duo Javier Taberner Gomez-Ferrer and Nacho

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Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Keeping our national parks beautiful should be a nation-wide effort, and the Grand Canyon National Park is hoping to take a step in the new year that would make that easier for everyone by banning the

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Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Eco Lala's recycled bags, clutches, bike accessories, dustbins and even seats will cheer up any person or abode in direct need of some color. Based in Buenos Aires, the brand by Agustina Rozenwasser

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The Eco-Bin Lets You Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags as Trash and Recycling Bags

The Eco-Bin Lets You Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags as Trash and Recycling Bags

Despite our best efforts, sometimes we find ourselves with a few plastic grocery bags in hand. While some toss them carelessly out into the trash, the Eco-Bin gives you the option of reusing them as

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Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

The small city of Kaunas, Lithuania has been treated to a gorgeous green Xmas tree made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for Christmas this year. The city commissioned artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to

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FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

If you're looking for a green holiday gift for someone who already owns an iPad, check out these neat iPad sleeves. Each sleeve is made in Maine, USA from recycled materials like plastic bottles and

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The Plastic “Bug Eyes” on the Private Villa Nurbs in Spain Save Energy for the Owners

The Plastic “Bug Eyes” on the Private Villa Nurbs in Spain Save Energy for the Owners

Located on the Costa Brava in Spain, this private residence gets a lot of sun year round, so the designer, along with artist Frederic Amat and ceramist Toni Cumella, sought alternative materials to

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Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

With this Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, Ria Burns is taking no prisoners in our Green Halloween Costume Contest. She used 15 old plastic shopping bags sewn together to start the bodice, and

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Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) - an NGO based in Nigeria - decided to build this

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Christian DuCharme Turns Plastic Spoons and Paper Cups Into Atmospheric Lamps

Christian DuCharme Turns Plastic Spoons and Paper Cups Into Atmospheric Lamps

Spotted by CollabCubed on the streets of New York, this custom built lamp is the fantastic creation of designer Christian DuCharme. DuCharme has made an art out of repurposing paper cups, coffee filters,

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Europe’s First Foot Bridge Made of Recycled Plastic Was Built in Less Than 2 Weeks!

Europe’s First Foot Bridge Made of Recycled Plastic Was Built in Less Than 2 Weeks!

Although some people thought they were crazy at first, a relatively new Welsh startup called Vertech Ltd. recently upcycled a whopping 50 tonnes of plastic waste into a 90 foot bridge that is durable

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Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Each year, the Frieze Art Fair brings top galleries and artists from around the world to London. This year, architects Carmody Groarke were asked to create temporary pavilions for the fair in Regent’s

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Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

Could your washing machine be polluting the world's oceans? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or polyester, it could be.

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Plastic Formwork System Provides Quick and Quality Housing for Those in Need

Plastic Formwork System Provides Quick and Quality Housing for Those in Need

Every year, nearly seventy million people, or 200,000 a day, move from rural areas to urban cities. In South Africa alone, more than 2.2 million homes are currently needed, and an additional 180,000 homes

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Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Coca-Cola recently teamed up with environmentally minded designer Wayne Hemingway to introduce an umbrella made from recycled plant-based PET bottles. Available just in time for fall, the umbrellas are a

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Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Hansmeyer's process involves creating an algorithm to design the structure of the Doric column. In the case of the Gwangju Design Biennale installation, none of the four columns share a single surface or

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Frii, A New Recycled Plastic Bike by Dror Peleg

Frii, A New Recycled Plastic Bike by Dror Peleg

The Frii tri-color recycled plastic bike has a snap-together design that is light weight, but seriously durable.  Made out of recycled plastic, Dror Peleg designed it with the cityscape in mind, hoping

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Sea Chair Device Recycles Ocean Plastic Debris Into Brand New Furniture

Sea Chair Device Recycles Ocean Plastic Debris Into Brand New Furniture

Islands of plastic waste can be found in our oceans around the world. The largest, the Pacific Garbage Patch, is a collection of floating plastic, debris and waste that spans twice the size of Texas. In

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Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

We're all very familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint, but have you ever thought about your plastic footprint? Well, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) wants us to start. And considering the

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