Artist ingeniously turns old plastic bottles into joining material for furniture

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Old plastic bottles get a second shot at life in the creative hands of Royal College of Art graduate Micaella Pedros. The London-based designer collected discarded bottles and melted them down into a wood bonding material for furniture. Her experimental project, called Joining Bottles, explores upcycling of scavenged materials found across the city, including bits of wood and different colored plastic bottle waste.

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California officially becomes the first state to ban plastic bags

 

If you’re looking to make environmental lemonade out of the giant lemon that was this week’s presidential election, you can look toward California where citizens have voted in favor of a law that will ban plastic shopping bags throughout the state. The measure makes the state the first in the union to ban the bag.

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Take a first look at Timberland’s new boots and bags made out of recycled plastic

 

Timberland just revealed a line of footwear and bags made out of recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are collected on the streets of Haiti and Honduras and turned into iconic accessories, providing jobs for 3,600 bottle collectors and employees in the developing world. Click on to get a first look at the line:

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Boyan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup takes to the air to count plastic trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Dutch-born Boyan Slat was just 19 years old when he developed a net-like device to collect and sort trash from the ocean. Three years later, the Ocean Cleanup Project is gearing up to take on one of the biggest messes on the planet: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest marine trash vortex which spans an area larger than the size of Texas. Slat and his team are in the midst of an aerial survey of the floating island of debris, with a specific focus on “ghost nets,” the name given… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LEGO-like blocks of recycled plastic allow Colombians to build their own homes

Related: Aussie surfer designs prefab recycled cyclone-resistant homes

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