“This idea of exploring different models of practice is really a way of looking at whether we can, as designers, have more influence over policymaking or systemic ways of affecting change,” said Li. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
This semester, she’s teaching a graduate research studio course, “Alternate Endings,” in which students have been studying exactly that. They’re examining the demolition of buildings, searching for places to intervene and make better use of a material or design.
Source: Architecture professor explores ‘alternate endings’ for buildings, materials – News @ Northeastern
Customer service professionals from Graham Wood Doors and Maiman Wood Doors can provide door owners with a location of a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The doors can be dropped off at the ReStore location, where their lifecycle will continue for a good cause. Proceeds from the resale of the doors will be used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world.
“At ASSA ABLOY our mission is to provide products and services that are environmentally sound throughout the entire production process and the product lifecycle,” said Aaron Smith, Director Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “Product end-of-life recycling programs are a key part of our efforts and we are especially proud of the wood door program donation and re-use aspects with longtime partner Habitat for Humanity.”
via ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Announce Product End-of-Life Recycling Program for Wood Doors – MarketWatch.
I post on ship breaking and boat disposal because I am concerned about how much maritime waste is being produced and ignored. Fiberglass boats are everywhere. And they don’t breakdown.
Because composite vessels are highly durable, end-of-life (EOL) disposal has not so far been a major issue. Many of the numerous glassfibre boats produced in the early years still exist. But the time will come – is coming – when these craft reach the end of their lives and will have to be disposed of.
The present trickle of EOL disposals is likely to become a ‘tsunami’ as successive generations of craft reach the end. Unlike metal and wooden boats, which are made of recyclable or naturally degrading materials, fibreglass craft leave an enduring trace on the environment …
via Where do GRP boats go at the end of their service life? – Reinforced Plastics.