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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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
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 -
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Hug It Forward brings communities together with a worthwhile goal: to get the project done "as one". It's an inspiring self and community empowering initiative that also has certain environmental
We've always been fascinated with "bottle schools," which are constructed out of used plastic bottles and tackle both the lack of schools in developing countries and the trash problems these areas face.
Israeli industrial design student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling and recycling. Peleg's Frii bike strays far from the norm - not only in
Instead of wasting the soil that on-site construction projects produced, Taller de Arquitectura saw a wonderful opportunity to give it a new and sustainable building application. Some of the salvaged
Plastic bags are the bane of every eco-minded person's existence. They can't be normally recycled, they're made with polluting petroleum, they don't breakdown in landfills -- the list of earth-harming
If climate change is to be prevented and environmental consciousness is to prevail, then our children must be well educated in sustainability-focused initiatives. With that in mind, the school children at
Ghigos Group recently turned the disposal of plastic bags into an opportunity to bring life to an unfinished public building. The project takes old shopping bags and turns them into a "dress" or "suit"
Have you collected so many plastic bags that you don't know what to do with them? New Sydney based design brand Supercylers recently launched their Plastic Fantastic range at The Other Hemisphere
What do you do when you have a room that needs a side table, and an accent lamp? Look to Rotoluxe, a company that makes sustainably, eco-friendly illuminated tables and planters. Their glowing pieces come
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