Tag: "sustainability"

Globe cruiseboard made from upcycled coconut husks

Introducing the Coconut Cruiseboard, brand new eco-friendly construction series. The natural coconut fibres found on these boards allow them to use less maple wood for an eco-friendly deck that leaves a smaller footprint.

BENCHMARK, passionate about craftsmanship and design and totally committed to sustainability

Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran founded Benchmark in 1984 with a dream of creating a craft based workshop that produced furniture on a scale that would provide customers with high quality, beautifully designed furniture made in a responsible way and at a reasonable price.

THE OCEAN CLEANUP

19-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. While diving in Greece, he became frustrated when coming across more plastic bags than fish, and wondered: “why can’t we clean this up?”

Everything you buy is rubbish

Everything you buy us rubbish is about the out of sight and out of mind legacy of the modern consumer. Taking the shoe as a prime example: What used to be a hand crafted item made to last and designed to be repairable, now spends an almost insignificant amount of time on the ground doing what it was made for.

The Polyfloss Factory

The Polyfloss factory processes plastic waste, typically polypropylene, into a new raw material they call Polyfloss. Polyfloss allows them to design and manufacture new plastic products without expensive or complicated manufacturing techniques such as injection molding. These products have unique properties, most notably thermal or acoustic insulation and the ability to be a multi-structured.

Trace, Recycling solar energy as ambient light by Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson

Gionata Gatto of Studio Atuppertu and Mike Thompson combined photoluminescent pigments with polyurethane to make “Trace”. The outdoor lamp series convert waste energy into visible light.

Solar bottle lights in the in The Philippines

In the Philippines’ urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway.

Tube toys by Oscar Diaz

The ‘Tube Toys’ are a series of vehicles to assemble were the packaging is also part of the product, reducing considerably the amount of material discarded after purchase, and the added cost that traditional packaging involves. All the parts needed to built each vehicle are contained on a standard cardboard tube which doubles as the packaging and becomes the body of the car, fire engine, train or tractor.


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