These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Nina+Co sustainably furnishes a zero-waste London restaurant

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

AGreenLiving

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.

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.

Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

Envirotec Magazine

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and producing a range of high-performance bio-based materials and products. Bio-waste Recycling and Reuse

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How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste

GreenBiz

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste. The aspiration for a growing number of them is "zero waste.". That’s the one material that we have not found the perfect solution for at this point, whether it be at a plant or at your home," he said.

KALOs PVC Bench is made from plastic waste and wood scraps

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study. Landfill is clearly not an option for this amount of waste.

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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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.

Gomi portable chargers repurpose plastic waste and batteries

AGreenLiving

Not all plastic is recyclable. In the UK, flexible plastic consisting of plastic bags, bubble wrap and pallet wrap are not accepted by local councils for recycling. While both single-use and rechargeable batteries, such as lithium and button batteries, are recyclable, not all areas have access to recycling. The Gomi portable chargers are powered by repurposed batteries and made of 100% non-recyclable plastic.

Black bag waste powers new Leeds low carbon heat network

Business Green

Veolia has this week started delivering low carbon heat through a new district heating scheme powered by unrecyclable waste in Leeds. New district heating scheme to provide low carbon heat to nearly 2,000 homes, while 22,000 will benefit from greener electricity.

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

AGreenLiving

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.

Disney releases retro tees using bottles from the parks

AGreenLiving

Creating clothing fibers from recycled plastic is nothing new, but when a name like Disney is involved, it’s hard not to have childlike enthusiasm over the efforts. makers of REPREVE®, the leading recycled fiber, to produce a new retro-style Mickey & Co.

Jog on waste: Sweaty Betty launches leggings recycling service

Business Green

Sweaty Betty has launched a new recycling service for old leggings, allowing customers to return used sportswear for recycling or re-use. However, it added that the new recycling scheme was designed to make it easier to give garments a second life.

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. No matter the size, the entire system is designed to be user-friendly and produce zero waste.

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Eco-friendly Everlasting Forest Pavilion champions circular living in Bangkok

AGreenLiving

For this year’s Bangkok Design Week, which took place in February 2020, Thai design firm Plural Designs created the Everlasting Forest Pavilion, a temporary, tunnel-like structure built of biodegradable materials that promotes sustainable ideas and products to the public. All materials used in construction are eco-friendly, biodegradable and made from waste material.

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

AGreenLiving

Stak has created a snacking pod to match those lifestyle needs, while aiming to create a long-lasting, eco-friendly product that eliminates the temptation of convenient but wasteful individually wrapped snacks.

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.

6 Straightforward Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

Use recyclable materials when possible. Using recyclable materials is an obvious starting point, admittedly, but one that needs highlighting. With more companies producing recyclable materials, they are becoming more readily available. Recycle

LEED Gold-certified Azurmendi crowned Worlds Most Sustainable Restaurant

AGreenLiving

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.

Nina+Co sustainably furnishes a zero-waste London restaurant

AGreenLiving

In an industry notorious for food waste, award-winning chef Douglas McMaster has achieved the seemingly unattainable — Silo , the world’s first zero-waste restaurant. Launched in Australia in 2011, Silo was heralded as the world’s first zero-waste restaurant.

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.

Tackling the scourge of plastic waste requires ambitious policies

Business Green

Bright Blue's Patrick Hall sets out four immediate actions the government should take to combat plastic waste. Plastic waste is a major threat to our natural environment. A policy story - we put forward several policy recommendations to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste.

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

AGreenLiving

Using scraps of leather that would otherwise be thrown away, these two special collections are combating the wasteful ways of the modern fashion industry and giving new life to forgotten fabrics. The two companies came together for the project after realizing the negative impact that fashion waste has on the environment.

Rebuilding recycling to go circular

GreenBiz

Rebuilding recycling to go circular. The circular economy is a solution for our future health and wellness and recycling has a vital role to play. A circular economy is not possible without recycling, yet it can’t happen through recycling alone. Recycling.

Green renewal: The blueprint for waste has already been drafted - and it's fantastic

Business Green

The government's Resources and Waste Strategy provides a blueprint for building a circular economy out of the Covid-19 crisis, argues Viridor's Tim Rotheray. One example is the development of the Resources and Waste Strategy. It creates a driver for more recyclable packaging.

Repurposed coffee grounds provide sustainable clothing pigment alternative

AGreenLiving

Rather than adding to landfill density and single-use waste, brewed coffee grounds can instead be transformed into another high-value resource. 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.

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. This allows fossil resources to be saved and waste to be reduced.

How Pandora hopes to reach 100% recycled silver and gold

GreenBiz

How Pandora hopes to reach 100% recycled silver and gold. By 2030, Pandora, the world’s largest jewelry brand by volume, will use 100 percent recycled silver and gold in its products. As it stands, 71 percent of the silver and gold in Pandora jewelry comes from recycled sources.

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics

GreenBiz

But something extraordinary is going on at this Eastman chemical plant: two breakthrough processes to turn waste plastics of all kinds back into new plastics, continuously, with no loss of quality. These Franken-materials are a nonstarter for most modern recycling systems.

Capitalism and The Advent of Garbage

Unsustainable

words Ashita Parekh The issue of waste disposal and contamination has become a fast growing global epidemic that threatens the lives of humans as well as millions of species of flora and fauna around the world. Global annual waste generation is expected to rise to 3.4

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste

AGreenLiving

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste Heather Clancy Wed, 06/17/2020 – 02:00 Food companies have a dual responsibility when it comes to waste reduction aspirations: optimizing their operations to minimize food waste while reducing the amount of other materials — especially the waste associated with packaging — sent to landfill. The aspiration for a growing number of them is “zero waste.”

KALOs PVC Bench is made from plastic waste and wood scraps

AGreenLiving

This stylish piece of minimalist furniture is made out of recycled materials and fit for two. Besides the wood scraps and the recycled plastic pipes, the only other material used was resin, which is typically non-toxic and water-based. Bee’ah, one of the Middle East’s leading waste management companies based in the United Arab Emirates, is the design commissioner. The PVC Bench was part of the company’s ongoing project of turning waste into functional objects.

Have an eco-friendly Halloween and aim for zero-waste this October

AGreenLiving

Between waste and consumption, Halloween festivities leave behind a giant carbon footprint. Zero waste Aim for zero waste during Halloween as a challenge to yourself and your family. View post: Have an eco-friendly Halloween and aim for zero-waste this October.

Using Technology to Make Your Company More Efficient and More Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

Integrating systems that use less energy and producing less waste, for example, is an effective means of saving money and reducing environmental impacts. Modern enterprises increasingly focus on improving the sustainability of their operations for two key reasons.

How Robots Can Pick Up after the Recycling Crisis

The Environmental Blog

Given that no individual can spend countless hours picking up and sorting the recyclable wastes in a pile of garbage. The invention of artificially intelligent robots is covering for our mess to prevent the recycling crisis from pushing through.

MAYO Designs, Inc.

Green Business Bureau

Three key areas of notable success have focused on recycled materials, the creation of a sustainable office culture, and their vast – and vitally important – community involvement. Recycled Materials Instead of throwing out old machines, they put them to good use.

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel to partner on battery recycling

Charged

Finish utility company Fortum , German chemical company BASF , and Russian mining company Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to develop a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland. The companies aim to promote the production and use of recycled raw materials in the EV battery market. BASF will use the recycled materials in its planned battery materials precursor plant in Harjavalta.

How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

GreenBiz

A jolt in this direction came overnight as COVID-19 drove people indoors, forcing many to rethink how they reduce, reuse or recycle items they took for granted only weeks earlier. Only 20 percent of e-waste is recycled, according to a United Nations University report in 2017.