A playful home built of recycled materials takes in sunrise views in Ecuador

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Built largely from recycled materials, the home that architect Daniel Moreno Flores recently completed for an artistically inclined client in Ecuador oozes playfulness and creativity as well as a reduced environmental footprint

This durable luggage is made with replaceable and recycled materials

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Introducing PHOENX, a modular luggage brand with a focus on sustainability through its use of recycled and regenerative materials

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Engineers invent origami-inspired self-watering pots that are made from 100% recycled materials

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Engineers design flat pack self-watering plant pot Related: + POTR POTS Via BBC POTR Pots, flat pack self-watering plant pot

Northvolt’s battery recycling program aims to source 50% recycled material by 2030

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Swedish battery maker Northvolt is launching a new program, Revolt, that is devoted to recycling lithium-ion batteries. It plans to bring a pilot recycling plant online in Västerås, Sweden, in 2020, next to its existing manufacturing plant. It will serve as a platform for developing and validating the recycling?process, process, and will target an initial recycling capacity of 100 tons per year.

This durable luggage is made with replaceable and recycled materials

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Introducing PHOENX, a modular luggage brand with a focus on sustainability through its use of recycled and regenerative materials. Sustainability begins with the materials sourced for the product. In the case of PHOENX, 95 percent of the materials are recycled or regenerative. For example, the shell of this hard-sided carry-on suitcase is 100 percent recycled polycarbonate. This durable luggage is made with replaceable and recycled materials.

Engineers invent origami-inspired self-watering pots that are made from 100% recycled materials

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POTR Pots are flat pack plant pots designed to self-water plants and are made from 100% recycled materials. All of the materials used in the design, mainly recycled polypropylene , were sourced from nearby locations to reduce the project’s overall carbon footprint.

These upcycled shipping containers make eco-friendly offices

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Sustainable architecture focuses on low impact construction and natural or recycled materials. The new marketing suite for Goldman Westlink is just such a building

Church Stone Shelter welcomes hikers in Finland

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Built mainly from wood and recycled materials, the minimalist and contemporary shelter was inspired by a large natural boulder located close by

Italys 2020 World Expo pavilion celebrates sustainable, circular design

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The temporary structure embodies circular principles to minimize waste and integrate recycled materials such as coffee grounds, mycelium and ocean plastic

Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

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The company’s Everloop toothbrush combines a reusable, recycled plastic handle with replaceable bristles made from compostable bamboo. Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to overlook: toothbrushes.

Startup creates compostable, single-serve coffee bags for your busy mornings

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And once you’ve finished your mug of coffee, you can simply compost the bag and recycle the packaging, which is already made from recycled materials as well. What’s more, these bags are sustainable, plant-based and dressed in recyclable, compostable packaging.

Roaming shipping container museum brings contemporary art through Panama

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They did this by turning to recycled shipping containers. Eco Green Recycle architecture city cnn interior project recycled materials restaurant shipping shipping containers the-suspension

Church Stone Shelter welcomes hikers in Finland

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Built mainly from wood and recycled materials, the minimalist and contemporary shelter was inspired by a large natural boulder located close by. The wooden walls were placed atop a plinth made of recycled paving stones.

Solar-powered home embraces tree canopy views in all directions

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Plywood walls and a sealed fiber-cement ceiling reference the exterior materials and lend a sense of warmth to the interiors. Recycled “Grey Ironbark” hardwood columns and beams are also featured throughout the building.

Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan

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Related: Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan “Nature doesn’t have to be the second thought for an architect in 2020, it must always be his or her first,” the firm explained. Environmentally friendly recycled materials were also used for the building structure, facade, finishes and interior. Eco Green Recycle beech design e-cargo bike garden home house kaohsiung organic-gardening passive-design recycled materials yang design

Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan

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Related: Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan “Nature doesn’t have to be the second thought for an architect in 2020, it must always be his or her first,” the firm explained. Environmentally friendly recycled materials were also used for the building structure, facade, finishes and interior. Eco Green Recycle design diet green-concept into-the-living notification open-plan recycled materials

Floating ICEBERG creatively confronts global warming

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In summer 2019, a surprising sight popped up on a New Hampshire lake — ICEBERG, a floating, iceberg-shaped pavilion made of locally sourced wood and recycled plastic. The structure is covered in locally sourced plywood panels clad in recycled HDPE tiles manufactured on-site by the campers with a process exclusively developed by the architects for the project.

LEED Gold-certified Azurmendi crowned Worlds Most Sustainable Restaurant

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Completed in 2010, the bioclimatic building was designed to minimize site impact and incorporate local and recycled materials as well as cutting-edge renewable energy systems. They have also joined an initiative promoted by the City of Larrabetzu to recycle all of the restaurant’s organic waste into compost that is then used by local farmers to fertilize their fields.

Automatic, soil-less garden system lets you grow 76 plants in your own home

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Additionally, the innovative gardening system is made out of 95 percent recycled materials and is designed for zero waste. One of the biggest complaints about urban living is the lack of space to grow your own veggies, but this automatic home garden can fit in nearly any kitchen space.

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Designers made this pavilion out of upcycled paper waste

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The art fair, in its fifth season, had a specific focus on pavilion designs that spotlighted sustainable construction , urbanization and recycling. With this methodology in mind, PAN- PROJECTS decided to use paper as their primary building material due to its strength and recyclability.

Eco-house in Chile thrives in every season

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Even better, the elevated building site as well as reflective windows and organically inspired colors and materials help immerse and disguise the home among its lush property. Karina Duque had a unique conundrum to overcome when it came to the design of the KDDK House.

This container home in Brazil helps its residents disconnect

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About 80 percent of the materials used in construction were recycled , including the primary maritime shipping containers that make up a majority of the structure. The 2,766-square-foot Hanging House was designed by the architects of Casa Container Marília in the rural area of ??Campos

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Upcycled materials make up this beautiful cabin retreat in Denmark

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Designed by Nordhavn-based Lendager Group , the Holiday Cabin consists of five connected structures, all of which are constructed from upcycled waste materials found from demolition sites and local factories. Excerpt from: Upcycled materials make up this beautiful cabin retreat in Denmark.

Compostable, portable Stak pods eliminate the need for individually wrapped snacks

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Related: This durable, recyclable cooler is made from bamboo, wool, steel and aluminum Traditional plastic storage containers are often bulky to pack and haul. Most of us spend much of our time on the go, rushing to work and shuttling kids to activities.

Urban Earth House exemplifies off-grid living in the city

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When Craig Byatt Architecture was approached by eco-minded clients who wanted a home that was off-grid in an urban context and built with a combination of natural, reclaimed and locally sourced materials, the plans for the Urban Earth House were born.

Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan

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Dubbed the Green Isle after its abundance of greenery, the project emphasizes reduced carbon emissions with its lush landscaping, use of locally sourced and recycled materials and emphasis on natural lighting and ventilation.

Recycling Identifying Device takes the guesswork out of figuring out what's recyclable

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The ability to recycle materials has been around for generations, and as an increasing number of residential and commercial facilities take on the metal, plastic and glass, it has become a common task to put your recycling at the curb on garbage pick-up day

KALOs PVC Bench is made from plastic waste and wood scraps

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This stylish piece of minimalist furniture is made out of recycled materials and fit for two. The piece, simply titled “PVC Bench,” is made up of four different components. Broken and discarded plastic pipe parts make up the main top part of the seat while

Net-zero energy DPR office becomes Austins first WELL-certified workplace

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Designed to follow sustainable principles, the net-zero energy office is fitted with energy-efficient fixtures, environmentally friendly materials and health-minded features that have also earned the project WELL Silver certification.

Sead Pod offers grassroots solution to air pollution and global warming

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That’s where Sead Pod comes in, a vertical garden made using sustainable practices and recycled materials. Gardening should be good for the environment, adding oxygen to the air, nutrients to the soil, and filtering water for consumption.

Architecture students build temporary music festival venue using 160 repurposed apple bins

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Since then it has also featured cardboard tubes, dimensional lumber and wooden trusses as building material. On Friday, August 2, the Pickathon Music Festival in Happy Valley, Oregon featured a temporary performance venue designed by the Portland State University School of Architecture.

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Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

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Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

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Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

Keep your cat safe with these eco-friendly cat toys

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Making your own cat toys is another excellent option, allowing you to reuse and recycle things around the house. Their cat crafts use old clothes and items from your recycling bin. DIY cat toy concerns Before you get too creative with your recycled toys, remember that cats often swallow things they shouldn’t. Eco Green Recycle a-after-eating a-moldy-batch carbon common distinctly green gifts for cats green pets recycled materials recycling

Double your vacation fun on this gorgeous double decker bus hotel in Wales

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Eco Green a-great-choice bus-conversion ceridwen-centre converted bus design double decker bus hotel green design recycled materials teifi-valley vintage whiteVisitors to the incredibly idyllic area of the Teifi Valley in West Wales now have a quirky new accommodation to enjoy. The vintage 1964 Leyland Titan double decker bus has been renovated into a vibrant glamping location that sleeps up to six.

This versatile, waterproof parka is made with recycled PET bottles

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As with all Maium raincoats, the Lightweight Parka is made using recycled PET bottles — and we all know that diverting plastic out of landfills is a good move. Excerpt from: This versatile, waterproof parka is made with recycled PET bottles. Green Recycle christmas family green design maium maium-lightweight recycled materials recycled pet united states whiteOftentimes, less is more — like when you can carry a coin purse instead of a weighty bag.

Fashion collaboration repurposes leather offcuts into eco-friendly home and lifestyle products

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They were specifically alarmed by the sobering fact that about 50 percent of natural leather hide is wasted (often destined for landfill) and up to 95 percent of the textiles that end up in landfills each year could have been recycled. Eco Green Recycle accessories combination design experiences fashion project recycled materials sustainable fashion travel upcycled-fabric using-the-same willow-travel

This furniture collection is made from repurposed military parachutes

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Innovative design firms Layer and RÆBURN are known for creating stunning items out of repurposed materials. The armrests are wrapped with extra material for added comfort. Related: RÆBURN upcycles North Face tents into one-of-a-kind bags The parachute fabric, which is made from ultra-thin ripstop nylon material, is incredibly durable and makes perfect sense to be used in everyday furnishings.

MVRDV unveils pro-bono vision to reopen the lost canals of The Hague

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Eco Green community design dutch-design eco-inspiration grassroots green renovation historic city center hybrid-car- low-emission market hall news recycled materials urban regeneration urban revitalizationIn a bid to restore a lost part of nature to The Hague, MVRDV has unveiled a proposal to reopen the city’s 17th-century canals that were filled in between 1910 and 1970.

Repurposed coffee grounds provide sustainable clothing pigment alternative

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Eco Green eco-inspiration green-business hybrid-car- lakes low-emission minnesota news recycled materials repurposed materials sustainable food sustainable materialsScientists from Iowa State University (ISU) recently unveiled a natural alternative to synthetic clothing pigment. This natural alternative is sourced from brewed coffee grounds.