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SAKILI: From recycled advertising banners to an upcycled ecological bag

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On 1st January 2016, the government of Mauritius banned the use of plastic bags. While Mauritians were looking for alternatives, the Junggee couple came forward with a bright ecological and sustainable idea. They launched 100% ecological upcycled bags made from used advertising banners. Read more

IKEA: A kitchen made from recycled plastic and wood

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At Älmhult in Sweden is the headquarters of IKEA, a brand that has constantly evolved around an unchanged vision since its creation in 1943: create a better life every day. To “equip the planet” the brand Intends to increase the quality of its products … while reducing the price. An impossible equation, for many firms in many countries, but which Sweden seems to have the ingredients. This is how IKEA launched the Kungsbacka kitchen range: panels made entirely from recycled wood and plastic bottles. Read more

Driving on plastic roads in India

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India is confronted with a huge waste problem. Plastic is one among them as it pollutes waterways, landscapes. Plastic bags are, thus, being extensively used for road surfacing as plastic and tar bond well together because both are petroleum products. Read more

Bali: A biologist creates a, so healthy, recyclable bag that you can drink it

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Indonesia is facing the scourge of plastic waste that pollutes the environment. In Bali, to counter this environmental outrage, a young Indonesian entrepreneur has embarked on the production of herbal products.

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Adidas shoe is mostly made of recycled fishing nets

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In collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that brings together scientists, artists and citizens around projects to clean the oceans and preserve marine life, the three-band brand launched the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley. Read more

A “house-greenhouse” in the heart of Rotterdam

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Nowadays, more and more alternative, sustainable and quasi-autonomous habitats are finding their place in urban landscapes. Since June 2015, for a three-year period, the Scholten family has had the chance to “test” one of these houses, thanks to a program initiated by the University of Rotterdam. Read more

Emirates introduces recycled blankets from plastic bottles in its Economy Class

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When you huddle on an Economy Class flight from Emirates airline, it is old plastic bottles that will keep you warm … They were transformed into blankets … From now to 2019, 88 million plastic bottles, that would otherwise end up at the landfill, will be used.

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France boosts recycling in 2017

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When we talk about recycling, France is among the worst students on the continent. Conscious of this state of affairs, the Government has taken the necessary decisions. So recycling will grow like mushrooms after the rain in 2017.

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Transforming plastic waste to roofs in Burkina Faso

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If the project materialises, a whole population will be able to thank the genius of a young boy, who wanted to link ecology and improvement of living conditions. By collecting and merging tons of plastic waste that invade Ouagadougou, Calvin Tiam has succeeded in creating a new material that isolates four hundred times more than the simple metal sheet currently used on the top of the houses. Read more

EcoHelmet: An ecological and foldable helmet for cyclists

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Cyclists and motorcyclists wearing helmets sometimes find it difficult to carry it with them. Such was the case for America’s Isis Shiffer who decided to invent an ecological helmet known as EcoHelmet. Read more

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