Tag: "recycle"

Recycling plastic and rubber waste to build houses in Colombia

The plastic waste they recycle is melted and poured into a mould to produce plastic blocks that work like Lego pieces, allowing whole communities and families to play a part in the easy constructing of their own homes.

Camper Together. Curro Claret & Arrels Fundació

This Camper shop in Barcelona it has been done by a group of six “ex homeless” people from Arrels Fundació, institution that helps homeless people. Before that job, they already did some work together with “la pieza” project, making some furniture reusing found pieces of wood collected from the street.

STOOL by Stevens and Hayter

The intention of this project was to explore the possibilities of executing a project with the smallest budget possible, whilst achieving an understandable and simple outcome using only hand-tools.

Reuse of plastic bottles. Pet lamps by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

In the Summer of 2011, on a visit to Colombia, he was invited to form part of an attractive project focussed on the reuse of plastic bottles PET. Hélène Le Drogou, psychologist and activist concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon, invited to give his point of view as an industrial designer on this problem.

As part of a group of creatives involved in this project, he could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. It was because of this that he decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue.

Landfill Harmonic, The Recycled Orchestra.

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable orchestra from a remote village in Paraguay, where its young musicians play with instruments. About people, transforming trash into music, about love, courage and creativity.

Short Circuit by Gaspard Tiné-Berès

Cheap household appliances such as kettles, coffee makers or toasters, are typical of goods that are thrown away while in perfect working order. But, even when damaged, the electrical components unlike the casing are easily fixable; therefore, landfill sites are increasingly becoming sources of viable and perfectly working complex electrical and electronic components. Moreover, these same components represent a major waste problem, due to their composite and toxic nature.

Dama by Tom Allen

Dama is a table lamp designed by Tom Allen for Spanish eco-design company Lucirmás. Made from upcycled, recyclable and sustainably certified materials, the lamp was first previewed at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2012 at Superstudio Piú but has now been officially launched.

Melt project by Rui Pereira

Melt Project is an ongoing series of objects that intend to extend the lifetime of disposed plastic objects as a sustainable response to the dependence of our society of petroleum and its products. This serie of objects is a reflection about plastic consumption. A redefinition of the life of the plastic garbage and how it can be transformed into alternative everyday objects.

Playing elements by Jolan van der Wiel

Water bottles collected from the streets are used as molds for concrete playing elements. The smooth texture of the bottles gives the casted concrete a huggable surface. The simplicity of the material and production makes the elements easy to reproduce locally.


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