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Areas of this plastic surgery centre in Tel Aviv look more like a minimal apartment than a medical office, thanks to teal and blush decor chosen by local designer Maayan Zusman. Read more
With a few notable exceptions, the majority of objects removed from a 3D printer bed are fashioned using plastic. But plastic has a nasty habit of ruining our environment at the end of its useful life. Designer Beer Holthuis looked for a more sustainable alternative, and built a 3D printer that extrudes paper pulp to build three-dimensional objects... Continue Reading Pulped paper replaces
Pop bottles are one of the most common types of plastic waste, so the more ways that we can find of recycling them, the better. With that in mind, researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed an inexpensive method of converting such bottles into a very useful aerogel... Continue Reading World-first aerogel is made from plastic bottles, and has many potential use
Paris-based artist Tadashi Kawamata has created a monumental installation of ocean plastic in the Oval Gallery of Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. Read more
the project raises awareness of the change of mentality in sustainability, conservation, and elimination of ocean plastic by simultaneously being a plastic recycling plant. The post opposite office’s ocean museum and recycling plant draws attention to the plastic pollution issue appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The European Parliament has voted for a ban on single-use plastic, on items for which alternatives already exist, in a bid to mitigate ocean pollution – a move that has been largely praised by architects, designers and brands. Read more
to build the solar voyager a new hexagonal building block known as a hexcore has been developed using recycled materials. The post antarctic expedition runs on solar power in wagon made from waste plastic appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
American clothing label Everlane has announced it will remove all virgin plastic from its supply chain by 2021, to help counter the "global plastics crisis", starting with its shipping bags. Read more
The finalists for this year's James Dyson Award have just been revealed offering an exciting array of clever design solutions to some of the world's major problems. Some of the extraordinary highlights include a biodegradable plastic made from potato starch and prefabricated ant nests designed to help rural communities easily harvest insects for food... Continue Reading Potato plastic and
Humanity's penchant for single-use plastics is beginning to manifest in some truly ugly ways. As we start to really get a grasp on the magnitude of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, elsewhere in the ocean plastic waste is mounting on the shores of some of the most remote islands, with a new study revealing the true extent of the mess and the threat it poses to local species... Continue Read


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