Edmonton, Canada just celebrated the opening of the world's first waste-to-biofuel facility, which could radically transform the way we deal with our garbage. The Edmonton Waste-to-Biofuels and Chemicals
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Here at Inhabitat, we love seeing artists transform recycled materials into larger-than-life sculptures, which is why we popped over to Governors Island to check out Governor's Cup, a giant recycled-cup
Proving that ocean garbage is anything but trash, a Canadian company has built the world's first-ever 3D-printed item made entirely from recycled ocean plastic. The Recycling Council of British Columbia
Located in one of China's most historically and culturally significant cities, the Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center will strive to preserve traces of the city's historic past while celebrating its
Take the WED Challenge Head over to the United Nations Environment Program's WED Challenge webpage and pledge your support for one of four WED teams to commit to taking action, not just today, but every
This living skyscraper can house over 1.5 million square feet of common space and has pathways and skybridges integrated into the design. These allow visitors to navigate through the maze of gardens,
With just days to go before the World Cup opening ceremony in São Paulo, the venue for the event is still not completed. After a string of construction delays and the deaths of three workers on the site,
Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.
"Art changes people and people change the world". This idea was put forth by British artist Char Evans of Eco Art Installations, and her new collaborative art installation in Auroville, India, is proof of
It can be hard to resist upgrading your gadget for the latest shiny device, but have you ever wondered what becomes of old electronics once they get replaced? This infographic from eCycle Best shows why
Shell Pavilion is a small cocoon-shaped structure made from recycled plastic panels, designed as a custom made space for trying out cosmetic products. Cosmetic brand Beautylish commissioned Brooklyn-based
Although Qingdao is best known for its Tsingtao Beer, the coastal city hopes to use the expo to enhance its eco-friendly image and spur the development of other environmentally minded initiatives.
When designer Yuri Okamoto first started studying bag-making, she probably didn't imagine that her designs would one day provide jobs for rural Vietnamese women and help divert waste from landfills. But
Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn't it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and produce is fresh and abundant. Many people spend as much
Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a
This year, Tat Chao showcased his line, IN VITRO, which represents the "rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged." Related: 30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014 All of the
Wine lovers and cyclists will love Oopsmark’s latest handmade creation: a vegan bicycle wine rack. Although the Montreal-based design studio has made similarly stylish leather bicycle wine racks before,
When we think of greenhouse gas emissions, some of us might envision a tailpipe spewing exhaust... but 40% of the carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change actually comes from buildings. While
Looking for a productive and environmentally-friendly way to combine your love of recycling with gardening? A new product called Petomato allows aspiring gardeners to convert plastic bottles into
A newly described shrub species is capable of consuming between 100 to 1000 times the amount of nickel that normal plants can. A team from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños that described the
There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation,
Los Angeles-based sustainable skateboard company Bureo has developed the world's first skateboard deck made entirely out of recycled fishing nets! The company has set up a recycling program called "Net
An engineer who has previously built factories for General Motors and Starbucks, Dan Belliveau founded Coffee Flour, a unique new company that makes flour from the byproduct of coffee production. Using
Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning product packaging from plastic fished
INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about what drew you to work for Starbucks as Vice President of Global Responsibility? Ben: I came to Starbucks 14 years ago as Environmental Affairs Manager, after
The city of London is going to start paying British Airways to take its trash, but what on Earth does the airline company want with all that garbage, anyway? The airline giant plans to turn it into jet
Sigge Architect’s designs are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar. The hotels will be accompanied by luxury apartments and are part of a new island called Oryx Island off
3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.
Built in a tropical climate, the spiraling green roof can stay lush year round and likely provide more than enough food for its 500 preschool children. Two sloping ends of the triple ring-shaped structure
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