Furniture companies are reaching for sustainability goals by using recycled materials and making their products more recyclable.
The furniture industry has also noticed this trend and has increased its part in using recycled plastics, woods and metals when creating its products.
Source: How the furniture industry is embracing recycled materials – Construction & Demolition Recycling
Plastic pollution in our oceans is a big deal. These designers went out and collected some to create this surprising collection of items that look quite luxurious.
Source: Gyrecraft: creating luxurious objects from plastic ocean trash (Video) : TreeHugger
The Mobile Fab device is a plastic recycler that, using a series of pumps, tubes and wires, grinds No.5 plastic into a fine powder, which is fed into the 3D printer attached to the front of the bike. Passersby are invited to bring pieces of discarded polypropylene, the only plastic Fabraft can handle for the moment, to their bike. After a couple of hours, processing and printing the material, they’re rewarded with such items as a Fabraft medallion, to be inserted into the spokes of their own bicycles. Best of all, there’s no charge, just plastic.
via Mobile Eco 3D Printing Station – 3D Printing Industry.
We like it when Boing Boing features reuse on their news feed. Check out this article by RadioRental.
Turning plastic crap into beautiful objects – Boing Boing.
It’s our mission to clean up the ocean and planet by ensuring that anyone can collect enough plastics to permanently ascend from poverty.
The Plastic Bank is a plastics return, repurposing, and 3D printing center strategically located in areas around the world with both an abundance of plastic waste & poverty.
Our self-sustaining business model empowers the poor to harvest plastics as a currency for various opportunities including education, training, necessities and 3D printing services.
We call the plastics harvested by the poor or removed from our oceans & waterways ‘social plastics’ and it is our goal to lead the movement towards the worldwide demand for the use of social plastics in everyday products. The higher the worldwide demand becomes, the higher the reward will be for harvesting social plastics.
via Reducing Waste Plastic & Poverty Around the World Through The Plastic Bank – YouTube.