Waste Bottles Turn Into Building Material for EcoARK

April 14, 2010 / No Comments

Taipei's EcoARK pavilion isn't just a good looking structure, it is an environmentally friendly and intriguing design as well. The building material used for the construction of the pavilion is Polli Bricks, which is somewhat of a fancy word for discarded PET bottles.

Artist Makes Rug out of Cigarette Butts From Streets

April 2, 2010 / 2 Comments

Finding raw material for his rug would not have been much of a worry for Puerto Rican artist Jesus Bubu Negron, who made use of used cigarette butts to create a rug. He commissioned street cleaners to collect these butts, and well, cigarette butts are everywhere so the collection is unlikely to have posed any major problems.

The 111 Navy Chair Made From Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

March 30, 2010 / No Comments

Most of the times we "Open Happiness," the Coca Cola bottles made from PET end up in landfills, which admittedly, isn't quite good for the happiness part. Aluminum furniture creators Eneco partnered with Coca Cola for a better use of these bottles, and created the 111 Navy Chair, which is a version of the furniture maker's well known line of ...

Eco Fashion: The One Where Roadkill is Style

March 26, 2010 / 2 Comments

Here's how the story goes; people like wearing fur, they kill animals/ get animals killed so they can wear fur, and when not doing that they are killing animals with their impressive driving skills. Okay, the last one is mostly due to accident rather than intent, but still, many animals breathe their last on the road. James Faulkner sees the ...

Recycled Books Transformed as Pots for Plants

March 25, 2010 / No Comments

Books have played a pivotal role in human civilization, the printed word has spread ideas and information, shaping the world we know today, and they continue to play their role. For the future, ebook readers may push "physical" books into the form of a rare item, rather than what we have today. But that still is a long way off, ...

Artist Upcycles old Circuit Boards Into Art

March 25, 2010 / No Comments

PCBs, or Printed Circuit Boards are present in almost every electronic device, and considering the sheer number of such devices that reach the landfill, there's an entire mountain of circuit board to go along. They will stay on for thousands of years, adding to the huge pile of e-waste that the world is creating. Computer geek and artist Steven Rodrig ...

Affresol Making Modular Homes From Recycled Plastic

March 15, 2010 / No Comments

Welsh company Affresol has announced that it will soon make available a range of new, modular homes that use recycled plastic as the primary construction material. These modular homes will supposedly not just be plastics on the exterior, but they will make use of Thermo Poly Rock (TPR), a new material developed by Affresol, which they say is low in ...

Fundraising Initiative for UK Schools Counts big on Recycling

March 10, 2010 / No Comments

With the UK government moving to cut £500m across education, many schools may be left short of cash. It is with a view to provide funds for schools, that the Support Your School fundraising initiative is moving. And it has rather green ways to approach the issue. The initiative intends to raise £5 million through the recycling and reuse of ...

IBM Shines Again, Shows a Better Way to PET Bottle Recycling

March 9, 2010 / No Comments

Over the past few weeks, we have been hearing a lot about IBM doing loads of green stuff, which is all good. Now, IBM and Stanford researchers have come up with a way that would allow for PET plastic recycling, and do that at much lower temperatures. Currently, PET plastics are downcycled, rather than recycled. Which is to say, that ...

Robot Makes Recycling Plastic Easier, Less of a Pain

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

Recycling plastic effectively would save our world millions of tons of waste, but the bad guy that plastic is, it doesn't lend itself easily to recycling. There are of course recycle numbers on most plastic containers, but then even these plastics with same numbers often cannot be recycled together. All this basically takes us to huge mountains of plastics that ...