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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Charged

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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.

Italys 2020 World Expo pavilion celebrates sustainable, circular design

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Eco-house in Chile thrives in every season

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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.

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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.

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Sead Pod offers grassroots solution to air pollution and global warming

Inhabitat - Innovation

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.

Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan

AGreenLiving

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.

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

AGreenLiving

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.

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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.

Los Angeles’ Zero Emissions Roadmap To 2028

CleanTechnica

The Olympic Committee has fulfilled their promise to only use recycled materials. Los Angeles. The Summer Olympics return for their third trip. An easy promise in a city with so much existing Olympic Infrastructure. But will the Olympians be able to breathe?

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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

AGreenLiving

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.

Two sustainable rental units dressed in reclaimed brick are self-sustaining through solar power

AGreenLiving

The interior design, which features furnishings by StyleCraft and textiles by Armadillo & Co , is bright and airy with a neutral color palette that enhances the natural materials. Additionally, the interior boasts a number of reclaimed materials, such as a repurposed timber bench tops and terrazzo tiles. Melbourne-based firm Breathe Architecture has brought a bit of California flair to a Melbourne suburb.

This treehouse-inspired home in Los Angeles wraps around a cedar tree that grows through the roof

AGreenLiving

In addition to its reclaimed materials, the home also boasts a number of sustainable features , including a solar water heater. Green anonymous-architects architects architecture home house house in the trees reclaimed cedar siding recycled materials solar water heater solo taiwan urban heat island effect wooden homes worldKnown for its seemingly endless urban sprawl and noisy traffic, Los Angeles makes finding serenity no easy task.

Pioneering Waste-Reusing Plastic Roads

EcoGeek

A new way of building roads with recycled plastic is being developed by Dutch company KWS Infra. The proposed system is going to use “100% recycled materials” according to the company. Alternative Materials EcoGeek recycled materials road construction

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The Renewal Workshop raises €5 million to help fashion brands go circular

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 11 – Startups are helping minimize the environmental footprint of mainstream fashion with waterless dyes, online thrift stores, and clothes made of recycled materials.

German clothing detergent opts for bottles made from chemically recycled plastic

Envirotec Magazine

German industrial and consumer products manufacturer Henkel announced on 17 October that it has produced bottles using chemically recycled plastic for the first time, working in collaboration with packaging manufacturer Alpla. Recycling and Reuse

How Golf Courses are Becoming More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Using Recycled Materials. Newly planned and existing golf clubs have opted for composite materials when building or upgrading their grounds. Fencing and pillars made up of recycled plastic and timber are used in parking areas and around the clubhouse if needed.

Earth911 Quiz #76: Where Does Your Garbage Go?

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Challenge your knowledge about where your trash and recycled materials … The post Earth911 Quiz #76: Where Does Your Garbage Go? Eco Recycle and-recycled appeared-first dump earth911 earth911-com- first-on-earth911 garbage home landfills materials your-knowledgeappeared first on Earth911.com. Go here to read the rest: Earth911 Quiz #76: Where Does Your Garbage Go?

Inspiring Eco homes

The Environmental Blog

There are many factors to consider before investing into eco-friendly materials and manufacturing methods. What materials will you need to build the house? By calculating the thermal mass of the building , you can use materials that will absorb, store and release heat slowly.

EU approves €3.2-billion project to create more sustainable Li-ion batteries

Charged

The project participants will focus on four areas: Raw and advanced materials: Develop sustainable processes for the extraction, concentration, refining, and purification of ores to generate high-purity raw materials.

The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House

Alternative Energy News

The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull.

Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Product Packaging For Your Business

Ecotech

Eco-friendly packaging consists of packaging materials that are made from recycled materials, reusable, compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, toxin and allergen free, or those that are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way.

Propel Solutions – Driving Business Sustainability Through Process Improvement

Green Business Bureau

Establishing a paper recycling program. Establishing a glass/plastic/aluminum recycling program. Purchasing office paper products made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Purchasing copy paper form 30-100% post-consumer recycled materials.