Circular tech design studio gomi create wireless magnetic charger from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable”

Design studio gomi, known for their environmentally-friendly tech products, has released a new wireless magnetic charger made from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable” by councils in the UK. The wireless magnetic charger, which charges devices up to three times as fast as regular phone chargers, is made of handmade marbled plastic waste from 100% plastic packaging waste normally deemed non-recyclable by councils in the UK. It … Continue reading Circular tech design studio gomi create wireless magnetic charger from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable”

The Dung Beetle Project: Fire-farting beetle sculpture transforming plastic waste into energy aims to provide a solution to plastic

The Dung Beetle Project is shifting public attitudes towards waste with its ingenius invention – a beetle sculpture, made from recycled stainless steel, which houses a hi-tech gasification system that transforms plastic trash into energy. The beetle-inpsired machine travels to places across Southern Africa and the world where plastic is a problem in order to divert waste plastic from landfills and the ocean and turn … Continue reading The Dung Beetle Project: Fire-farting beetle sculpture transforming plastic waste into energy aims to provide a solution to plastic

BottleHouse: Emergency shelter created from discarded plastic bottles

Discarded plastic bottles have been transformed into an emergency shelter in a bid to tackle both plastic pollution and provide emergency shelter to disaster-stricken communities. The pyramid-shaped emergency shelter, otherwise known as BottleHouse, was designed and built by architectural and design start-up, small (Six Miles Across London Limited). Using bamboo for the structure and plastic bottles filled with either sand or straw as building bricks, the … Continue reading BottleHouse: Emergency shelter created from discarded plastic bottles

One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution

The Thames Project is using a unique mode of transportation to engage the public in helping to clean up the waterways and to raise awareness of plastic waste. The Thames Project founder Dhruv Boruah has created a floating bicycle which he cycles on rivers and canals collecting plastic waste. The London-based adventurer constructed the floating bicycle using a bamboo bicycle, then putting yellow floats on either … Continue reading One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution

Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes: Actor’s pledge to change the way humanity approaches plastic waste

Martial arts legend Jackie Chan is motivating younger generations to change the way humanity approaches environmental challenges such as plastic waste. In a joint project with National Geographic, the actor is starring in a three-part documentary series, Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes, where the Rush Hour-star gets to collaborate with environmental pioneers on projects to raise awareness of protecting the environment. Jackie Chan’s own concern about plastic waste comes from … Continue reading Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes: Actor’s pledge to change the way humanity approaches plastic waste

Rubbish Cafe: Zero-waste meals “paid for” with an item of recyclable plastic

Londoners are being offered a waste-free meal in return for an item of recyclable-plastic at the Rubbish Cafe, a pop-up cafe in London’s Covent Garden. The cafe, which will operate for two days only from today until 4 May, is the concept of eco-friendly cleaning products brand, Ecover, who is aiming to challenge people to rethink the value of their rubbish. At Rubbish Cafe, customers pay for food … Continue reading Rubbish Cafe: Zero-waste meals “paid for” with an item of recyclable plastic

Everyday Plastic billboard captures one person’s plastic waste collected in a year

All the plastic used by artist Daniel Webb in an entire year has been documented in a huge photograph now on display at one of Britain’s oldest surviving amusement parks, Dreamland Margate. The billboard, which was unveiled to the public yesterday as the amusement park re-opened for the season, aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the UK “in an accessible, honest and direct manner”, and encourage … Continue reading Everyday Plastic billboard captures one person’s plastic waste collected in a year

EcoBrick Exchange: Building schools with plastic waste and empowering communities

EcoBrick Exchange is turning an environmental nuisance into a positive for underprivileged communities in South Africa, by facilitating the construction of preschools using unrecyclable plastic waste or ecobricks. The EcoBrick Exchange is a collaborative project that involves the community in Walmer Township to assist in making the ecobricks, and includes the wider communities of Port Elizabeth and Cape Town to assist in the making too. An Ecobrick … Continue reading EcoBrick Exchange: Building schools with plastic waste and empowering communities

Conceptos Plásticos: Homes built from LEGO-like bricks deal with plastic waste and homelessness

Columbia-based Conceptos Plásticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into LEGO-like construction material, and uses it to build houses for those who need it. Conceptos Plásticos was set up by architect Oscar Mendez to reduce the environmental impact of plastic by reusing it in construction, and to tackle the booming populations in cities across Latin America. Recyclable plastic material is collected. The materials are then thoroughly cleaned, before being … Continue reading Conceptos Plásticos: Homes built from LEGO-like bricks deal with plastic waste and homelessness