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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is

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Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

At Inhabitat, we're always amazed by the many surprising ways designers breathe new life into recycled plastic bottles, and Booq's recently launched Cobra slim bag is no exception. The chic and

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Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

With a focus on eco art and design, artist Sarah Turner created the lightweight frame for the elephant sculpture out of hula hoops, wood, and plumbing pipes inserted into large recycled water jugs. The

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Support iThemba Tower: Soaring Art Installation Made with 5,000 Plastic Bottles to Promote Recycling in South Africa

Support iThemba Tower: Soaring Art Installation Made with 5,000 Plastic Bottles to Promote Recycling in South Africa

We are a team of South African artists who wish to support the people of Troyeville in downtown Johannesburg to raise up “iThemba Tower.” This is a 30 meter-high permanent art installation made with

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Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

As its name suggests, Penda's fantastic plastic arch was designed for Coca-Cola China (unfortunately and ironically). The creative studio collected used bottles from universities around Beijing to make

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Nike’s Shanghai Concept Store is Made With 50,000 Old CDs, 5,500 Used Soda Cans

Nike’s Shanghai Concept Store is Made With 50,000 Old CDs, 5,500 Used Soda Cans

Everything inside Nike’s newest concept store in Shanghai is made from trash,except for the products on sale of course. Taiwanese architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development Ltd. used 5,500 soda

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Massive “Cloud” Made of 53,000+ Plastic Bottles Pops Up in NYC

Massive “Cloud” Made of 53,000+ Plastic Bottles Pops Up in NYC

This past weekend, STUDIOKCA invited New Yorkers to get their heads stuck in a cloud inside their giant pavilion made with over 53,000 reclaimed plastic bottles. The massive white "cloud" popped up on

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Claire Tracey Creates Giant Water Dragon Sculpture from Recycled Water Bottles

Claire Tracey Creates Giant Water Dragon Sculpture from Recycled Water Bottles

In 2012, Claire Tracey was commissioned by the city of Melbourne to produce “Water Dragon,” a giant transparent dragon sculpture made from recycled plastic water bottles. Developed with The Chinese

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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts and find a

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Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Produced by Eindhoven’s Royal Ahrend NV, Ushida’s XXXX_SOFA is made of just 4 different lengths of sticks, rings and joints. Each separate part is pretty average, but when put together it is easy to

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Gigantic Glowing Fish Sculptures Made From Recycled Bottles Rise From Rio Beach

Gigantic Glowing Fish Sculptures Made From Recycled Bottles Rise From Rio Beach

The gorgeous fish glitter with reflection of the sun’s rays, juxtaposed against a beautiful backdrop of Rio’s mountains. Each sparkles with blue hues from the plastic, but are also illuminated at

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Wang Zhiyuan’s 37-Foot-Tall Trash Tornado Spirals Into the Sky

Wang Zhiyuan’s 37-Foot-Tall Trash Tornado Spirals Into the Sky

The Chinese artist was inspired by the garbage and pollution that litters the streets of Beijing. As a reaction to the incredible piles of food and plastic trash he sees on the city streets and sidewalks,

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A Kayak Made from Recycled Bottles Floats Down Argentina’s Parana River

A Kayak Made from Recycled Bottles Floats Down Argentina’s Parana River

Industrial engineer Federico Blanc had a dream to float down Argentina's gorgeous Parana River on a recycled kayak, and his vision recently came to fruition! Blanc collected dozens of plastic soda

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Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham

Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham

Sarah Turner's glowing recycled bottle folks took a "stroll" around Nottingham last week, proving that recycling is a family affair! The luminous parent, children and dog were all constructed from the

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Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

The United States recycles only 27% of its plastic bottle waste - fortunately, Axion International is working on raising that number by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most

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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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7 Vegan (and Eco-Friendly!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

7 Vegan (and Eco-Friendly!) Alternatives to Animal Leather

  If you're anything like us, you probably love the rockstar vibe of a leather jacket or the chic style of a great pair of leather heels, but feel guilty about the animal cruelty behind the

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing, life-saving gadget

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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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Incredible Dress Made of Thousands of Upcycled Bottles Makes Its Debut in Britain

Incredible Dress Made of Thousands of Upcycled Bottles Makes Its Debut in Britain

Believe it or not, this amazing dress is comprised of over 2,000 bottles, 6,000 caps, and 13,000 tags! The stunning creation, designed by Michelle Brand, was debuted at the largest inner-city mall in

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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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Sarah Turner’s Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp Lights Up to Eco-Tweets

Sarah Turner’s Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp Lights Up to Eco-Tweets

Sarah's stunning piece is formed with 562 reused bottle ends, each one hand cut and attached to each other gradually building into a spherical shape. Each bottle end holds a LED inside, which also

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Sizzling Stuff for a Sustainable Summer

Sizzling Stuff for a Sustainable Summer

As summer heats up, we're looking forward to bikini and pina colada time by the pool. If you're looking for stylish items to help keep you cool that won't break the bank or your eco-conscience, here are

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Icy Cool Recycled Eco Jewelry by Kumvana Gomani

Icy Cool Recycled Eco Jewelry by Kumvana Gomani

When you want to beat the summer heat, there's nothing more satisfying than the sensation of frosty ice against your skin. Since wearing ice cubes isn't the most practical idea, you might want to try the

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