Pop-up bar at Tokyo waste facility aims to get residents to rethink their trash

A pop-up bar has opened up at a waste facility in Tokyo, where bar-goers can watch trash being incinerated while they drink, in an effort to get them to think about the waste they produce. The bar, called the Gomi (Trash) Pit, was built thanks to local officials at the Musashino Clean Centre facility, western Tokyo. Musashino is going to great lengths to ensure that … Continue reading Pop-up bar at Tokyo waste facility aims to get residents to rethink their trash

#365Unpacked: Photo series highlights waste and aims to get people to rethink their world as consumers

Photographer Antoine Repessé collected his recyclable waste in different rooms of his apartment for four years to create his photo series, #365Unpacked. Back in 2011, the Lille-based photographer stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. He also gathered waste from his friends and family – cans, bottles and cardboard – for the #365Unpacked photo series, seeking to emphasise the importance of recycling and sustainable packaging, … Continue reading #365Unpacked: Photo series highlights waste and aims to get people to rethink their world as consumers

Incredible facts about the ocean

Dd you know the heart of a blue whale is the size of an average Volkswagen car? Or that if we could capture 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could meet the world’s energy requirements five times over? Ireland-based company The Water Filter Men have put together this video of facts about the world’s ocean, which take up more than two-thirds of … Continue reading Incredible facts about the ocean

Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis

Recycle Beirut is one of a number of citizen-operated initiatives in Lebanon who are tackling the country’s garbage crisis and finding solutions to stop polluting the Mediterranean Sea, of which the Levantine-country is a major contributor. Kassem Kazak, along with an American friend, was inspired to set up the recycling business as a solution to not just the garbage crisis in the country, but the … Continue reading Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis

The Edinburgh Remakery inspiring a repairing culture through its reuse and repair shop

The Edinburgh Remakery is a one-stop shop where customers can buy and donate goods such as refurbished computers and second-hand furniture, as well as learn how to fix electronics and textiles. Located in Leith, The Edinburgh Remakery is one of five RE-use and Repair Hubs in Scotland, which encourages people to be more conscious of their belongings, offering them workshops, free events and training on … Continue reading The Edinburgh Remakery inspiring a repairing culture through its reuse and repair shop