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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In our convenience-obsessed culture, no matter how many articles about slow food are passed along online or liked on Facebook, fast and easy vittles are still king. And most everything fresh in
A study in contradiction, this wild waste basket created by German designer Cordula Kehrer is a cool way to collect your recyclables. Produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines via fair
After the 2001 economic crisis that hit Argentina, thousands of people that had lost their jobs were pressed to learn how to survive by collecting and selling urban rubbish to local recycling centers.
Designer Saran Yen’s new series of furniture takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the battle of the classes. Using recycled plastic baskets and cast off chair legs, the installation “Cheap Ass
We've featured vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, urban gardens and a bevy of other kinds of gardens, but this is the first time we've ever seen teensy weensy bottlecap gardens! Spotted over at
Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using
As plastic bags slowly become a thing of the past and reusable totes take over, one artist is putting the leftovers to good use. Robert Janson’s beautiful plastic bag installations range from delicate
The U.S. poultry industry produces more than 4 billion pounds of chicken feathers every year* - so finding a way to put all of this fluff to good use would not only benefit frustrated chicken farmers but
A team of Brazilian researchers developed a way to create strong, lightweight plastic with the fibers in fruit.
Cows continue to have a disastrous environmental impact long after they meat their unhappy fate at the slaughterhouse. In order to keep America Mad Cow Disease-free, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Right now, 8% of the world's oil is used to make plastics -- and oil has to be extracted from the belly of the earth using extremely energy and cost-intensive processes. At the same time, the world's
My journey on the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres crew -- sponsored by Electrolux -- has finally come to a close, and I am back home safe and sound.
Our plastic research expedition -- and my trip sponsored by Electrolux -- has made its way north to the top of the Chilean fjords and we were just anchored safely in the Caleta Lamento del Indio, waiting
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