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01 May, 2019

These Students Use Lobster Shells to Make BioPlastics

       Crustacean waste may not seem like a practical material to create bioplastic but surprisingly it is.  In fact, over 250,000 tons of crustacean waste are produced every year (and that's just in the EU alone).  Apparently, people love eating crustaceans.  What if there was a way to re-use this waste and give it a second life; well...

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03 Oct, 2017

Netherlands Implement a Bike Highway Made From Recycled Toilet Paper

   Toilet paper is used globally in abundance.  In the Netherlands alone however, it is estimated that 180,000 tons of toilet paper is used every year; that's a lot of paper! Well, last Fall the Dutch province of Friesland decided to reuse the product to create a bike highway.  It is the first bicycle lane in the world to be paved...

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01 Aug, 2017

The Mcdonalds Boombox, Made from Recycled Drink Trays

   Not too long ago, McDonalds released a limited edition streetwear line to celebrate its McDelivery roll out.  Well, they are back again with another limited and exclusive release.  This time McDonalds has collaborated with STACKLAB, and the University of Waterloo to create a recycled boombox.  The boombox, which boosts the sound of your phone up to 70.4 decibals, is 100% recycled...

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15 May, 2017

This Building Made of Plastic Bottles can Withstand an Earthquake

     Many companies, organizations, and designers are coming up with creative ways to help combat the huge problem of plastic waste, specifically plastic bottles. Arthur Huang, for example, has designed a building powered by solar energy and made from plastic bottles.  The EcoARK in Taiwan is made from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles and is a whopping nine-stories tall.  Many people might...

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27 Mar, 2017

Fixing Potholes with Recycled Plastic Waste

       Potholes are a problem that we all hate. Plastic waste is an even bigger problem.  What if there was a way to combat both of these issues at the same time?  Well one startup, MacRebur, believes there is.  They have one invention that they claim can solve three world challenges "Use up millions of tons of waste plastic...

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03 Oct, 2016

This 3D Pen Runs on Plastic Bottles

   Plastic bottles are huge polluters worldwide.  Most plastic bottles aren't biodegradable and can be very harmful. One company, called Renegade, found a creative and artistic way to recycle plastic bottles.  Their eco-friendly 3D pens can make art from plastic bottles!  The pen melts the plastic down and allows you to draw 3D objects with this newly formed "ink". If...

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17 May, 2016

Aston Martin Uses Leather Scraps to Make Art

   Have you ever wondered where all the unused leather scraps go after the interior of a car is made? Maybe you have, maybe you haven't; but Aston Martin shows us one example of how these leather scraps can be reused.  Thousands of luxury cars are made each year with leather interiors, but few companies recycle the leather scraps.  Aston...

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16 May, 2016

7 Creative Ways to Reuse Soda Tabs

     So often do we throw away things on a daily basis without thinking of how we can reuse them.  Reusing and recycling are huge components to a sustainable lifestyle.  Today we explore the soda tab, a small thing that can be reused in many different ways after you're done chugging down your soda, beer, or other canned beverage....

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30 Apr, 2016

Transforming Aircraft Scraps into Furniture

   Airplanes are amazing vehicles; the fact that tons of metal can lift off the ground and take flight is amazing.  Airplanes are also very aerodynamic and wonderfully crafted.  Ben and Harry Tucker recognized the beauty of aircrafts and decided to take some action.  They decided that aircrafts that were no longer being used could be recycled.  They started their...

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14 Mar, 2016

Plastic Bottle Cutter Turns Water Bottles into Rope

     Not too long ago, we posted 8 ways to reuse plastic bottles, but, we recently stumbled upon another way.  Pavel and Ian started a Kickstarter campaign around their Plastic Bottle Cutter that turns your old plastic bottles into a convenient plastic rope.  Plastic bottles have been a huge source of litter around the world for years; this cutter is a...

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23 Oct, 2015

8 Ways You Can Reuse Plastic Bottles

1. Pooper Scooper Your old bleach and detergent bottles can easily scoop up some animal poop if cut right. 2. A Boat! OK this one may seem a bit far fetched, but with some time and a bunch of bottles you too can have your own plastic boar.   3. A broom Flatten out a 2 liter, make some small...

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