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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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Hug It Forward’s New House Made of Plastic Bottles Clears Another Community of Trash

Hug It Forward’s New House Made of Plastic Bottles Clears Another Community of Trash

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

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Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

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.

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Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

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

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Rammed Earth and Stone Buildings Make Up Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts

Rammed Earth and Stone Buildings Make Up Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts

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

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Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

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

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UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

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

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Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

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"

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Supercyclers Upcycles Plastic Waste Into Fun and Colorful Decor

Supercyclers Upcycles Plastic Waste Into Fun and Colorful Decor

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

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Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

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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Cute and Colorful Lamp Shades Upcycle Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Cute and Colorful Lamp Shades Upcycle Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Kulla Design Studio’s eco-friendly lamps are an adorable set that appear to the eye like a blend of bold and colorful pressed potpourri. The collection, called “50% Sawdust”, feature collaged shades

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Canada Now Issuing Recyclable Plastic Polymer Banknotes

Canada Now Issuing Recyclable Plastic Polymer Banknotes

Our neighbors to the north are making environmental strides by changing the material they use to make their money. Canada’s first polymer bank note has just been unveiled, and is now being issued in

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Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Each day hundreds of thousands of disposable spoons are used to stir coffee and then thrown in the trash and sent directly to the landfill. Seeing this, Studio Verissimo designed a luxurious lamp to give

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Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

British designer Michelle Brand's Cascade Lancashire Ceiling Lights are an eco-friendly twist on the iconic chandelier. Made from hanging flower-shaped bottle bases cleverly attached together by plastic

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Towering Waterfall Made From Recycled Plastic Highlights Water Pollution

Towering Waterfall Made From Recycled Plastic Highlights Water Pollution

Horseshoe Waterfall was on display for three weeks in April at the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto. Commissioned by Brookfield Properties Ltd., the large waterfall measures 19 x 18 x 17 feet and makes use

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165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

Like many of the other smart designs in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light is a recycled lamp inspired by forms from nature. Designed by Bao-Khang Luu, the lamp

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Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle Design’s series of Hangelier 1.2 lampshades is thoughtfully crafted from off-the-shelf plastic hangers and salvaged bike components. The surprisingly intricate hangers are arranged in a manner

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The “Ella” Plastic Bottle Chandelier Is an Umbrella of Energy-Efficient Light

The “Ella” Plastic Bottle Chandelier Is an Umbrella of Energy-Efficient Light

This dynamically structured chandelier designed by Sarah Turner is made from the bottoms of 310 plastic bottles collected from coffee shops and homes. Nicknamed "Ella" for its early resemblance to an

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Researchers Develop a Way to Make Plastic From Yard Waste

Researchers Develop a Way to Make Plastic From Yard Waste

In an effort to make plastics more environmentally friendly, a group of researchers at the University of Florida has found a way to make plastics from yard waste. Traditional plastics are made from oil

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Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

When the people behind the Land Art Generator Initiative heard about inventor Akinori Ito's machine, which converts plastics back into oil, they came up with an even more interesting concept. Instead of

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Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Multi-talented Spanish designer Javier Mariscal recently unveiled a recycled plastic chair that is designed for disassembly, inexpensive to produce, and very stylish indeed. Produced by Mobles 114, the

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