These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

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LightArt is moving "from waste to watts" with its newest line of pendant light shades made from recycled materials

Bamboo Compression Socks offer support via natural and recycled materials

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One tool for handling long days on your feet or sitting at a computer is a trusty pair of compression socks

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This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

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This fashion boutique is made with clay tiles, upcycled metal, recycled beer bottles and more

Recycled materials and traditional techniques define this farmstay in India

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Aaranya is an agricultural farmstay that pays homage to the rural vernacular and Mother Nature

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

Work from home in style in these slippers made of natural and recycled materials

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Spending a lot of time at home? Give your feet a little support and style with these vegan leather slippers

Bamboo Compression Socks offer support via natural and recycled materials

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” The socks incorporate recycled and natural materials into an eco-fiber blend made up of 50% bamboo, 25% recycled polyester, 10% recycled nylon and 15% spandex. Bamboo Compression Socks offer support via natural and recycled materials. Life is busy.

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 fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

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Located in Gujarat, India, this boutique shop designed by Manoj Patel Design Studio is completely made out of recycled materials. The 350-square-foot space, completed in 2020, sells fine women’s wear and combines two rooms together to create a contemporary consumer experience using reused traditional and scrap materials. The designer chose these specific upcycled materials for both their longevity and their aesthetics.

These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

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In fact, LightArt is moving “from waste to watts” with its newest line of pendant light shades made from recycled materials. The process began with the question, “What can we do with falloff material?” For now, LightArt is recycling waste materials from inside the plant, using new technology to sort out the black and white pieces for the desired look. These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials.

Recycled materials and traditional techniques define this farmstay in India

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The use of terracotta, for instance, helps evoke the image of traditional Indian village architecture that has been built from the earthy material for generations. In addition to terracotta roof tiles, the architects also looked to traditional construction techniques for the rubble stone-packed foundation, load-bearing exposed natural sandstone walls and the brick dome, which features a mosaic and a window wall of recycled glass bottles.

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.

Arctic explorer tests the RIKR recycled plastic backpack

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Explorer Robert Swan tested the RIKR backpack to prove the durability of recycled materials

How companies can embrace circularity in their material sourcing strategies

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Incorporating recycled materials into product collections is a good start. Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain

Work from home in style in these slippers made of natural and recycled materials

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I spent the past year-and-a-half designing and sourcing sustainable materials to make the perfect house shoes for women.” Each shoe is made in Portugal using these earth-friendly materials, along with recycled plastic and recycled polyester. Work from home in style in these slippers made of natural and recycled materials. Eco Green Recycle a-natural-berm airtight amsterdam boar shoat environment jordan seattle self-sufficient shoes solar power

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. Related: Recycling can get kids free books in southern Italy The team embarked on their invention by creating an eco-friendly design using 100% recycled materials, which can be recycled at the end of the pots’ life span. Using recycled polypropylene means that the pots are not only eco-friendly , but incredibly flexible and durable.

Disney releases retro tees using bottles from the parks

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Get your Disney characters delivered retro style and made from recycled materials. The line is a partnership with Unifi, a leader in the recycled fibers game

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

Pharrell Williams debuts The Pebble, a recyclable dining kit

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Pentatonic, a circular economy company focused on removing single-use plastic products from the marketplace, partnered with acclaimed singer and outspoken opponent of single-use plastic Pharrell Williams to launch a portable dining kit made from recycled materials

Could a plastic tax be coming to Asia?

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Recycling sector expert Antoine Grange says a tax on plastic — like one rolling out in the EU this month — would have an immediate effect in increasing the volume of recycled material used by brand owners

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

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

Nina+Co sustainably furnishes a zero-waste London restaurant

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Locally sourced and recycled materials by Nina+Co decorate the London location of Silo, a zero-waste restaurant focused on sustainability. Launched in Australia in 2011, Silo was heralded

Nike ACG collection gives traction to eco-friendly apparel

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This effort shows, with 85% of the pieces in the latest Nike ACG apparel collection containing more than 90% recycled content. Another option, the Nike ACG Polartec Wolf Tree Hoodie fleece, uses 100% recycled materials.

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Architecture students design a LEED Platinum home with an ADU in Kansas

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The cladding, which was sustainably fabricated in the Austrian town of Sankt Veit an der Glan, is a composite material of raw pulpwood, recycled wood and natural resins selected for its durability and low maintenance. Green Recycle a-and-patterned a-full-kitchen a-great-room accessory dwelling unit adu austrian design homes kansas-school leed platinum midwestern north recycled materials street-house studio 804

3XN unveils Denmarks first climate-positive hotel for Bornholm island

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Slated for completion in summer 2021, the new extension will be entirely built, clad and insulated with timber materials for a carbon-neutral footprint. The hotel wing will incorporate upcycled materials from construction offcuts for the furnishings and surfaces.

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs prefab COVID-19 vaccination centers for Italy

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Each timber-framed structure would be wrapped in textiles made of different recyclable, naturally biodegradable and water-resistant materials. Green architecture biodegradable materials community-first development housing for the homeless italy mobile prefab recyclable materials solar panels stefano boeri architetti

Prefab Morgan Motor Company Experience Centre uses sustainable timber

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Designed with reusability in mind, the building takes cues from the British motor car manufacturer’s hand-built sports cars that are constructed from three recyclable core elements: ash timber, aluminum and leather. Bath, U.K.-based

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

Sustainable interior design trends for 2021

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There’s also something extra special about finding a unique item, whether it’s vintage or simply recycled , that makes it one of the most rewarding and easiest ways to design sustainably. One of the simplest ways to achieve this is with an interior garden or by using more organic materials in your design. This is partly because it has become much easier to access fair-trade materials and find out if they were extracted with minimal environmental impact.

Prefab eco-pods offer luxury lodging in any environment

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The Looper tented suites incorporate recyclable materials and renewable energy to bring customizable accommodation to isolated and environmentally sensitive wilderness areas — such as rugged yet beautiful Yala National Park in southeast Sri Lanka. <!--more--> Developed by Nomadic Resorts, these prefab suites provide the perfect opportunity for a luxury eco-vacation pretty much anywhere.

The prefab Tiny Tetra House in Bali is made of recycled waste

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Launched by Stilt Studios, the Tiny Tetra House in Bali is a small, prefabricated home that makes use of recycled waste materials, wood and glass for construction plus an elevated base for minimal site impact. Apart from the sustainable advantages of the recycled elements used in construction, the materials also act as an artistic reflective agent. The prefab Tiny Tetra House in Bali is made of recycled waste.

Cheap virgin plastic is being sold as recycled plastic—it's time for better recycling certification

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Prompted by the low price of oil, factories in China are mixing virgin plastic with recycled plastic and selling it as recycled. Brands with sustainability commitments need to be sure what they're buying is genuinely recycled material.

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

LEED Platinum-certified Half Moon Bay Library targets net-zero energy

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A low-maintenance natural material palette — including reclaimed wood , patinated copper and rough stone — takes inspiration from the coastal landscape and helps draw the outdoors in. The Half Moon Library also features bioswales , recycled materials, low-water fixtures, high-performance HVAC systems and drought-tolerant plantings. Eco Green Recycle natural palette net-zero-energy over-the-seine project recycled materials revitalization urban revitalization

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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. Steeped Packs are the easiest way to make a delicious cup of coffee,” devoid of wasted energy and wasted materials. Worried about the environmental costs of single-use coffee pods?

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

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.