PETMAT – Architecture from plastic waste, project of the Experimental studio at the Faculty of Architecture, ČVUT.
The growing amount of plastic waste poses a serious threat to the planet’s eco system, especially the seas and oceans. In Czechia, the volume of recycled plastic waste grows year to year but unfortunately, waste dumps still thrive. PET(b)rick presents specially shaped plastic bottles that can be later used as building material, interior design elements or toys.
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The Billion Oyster
The goal of The Billion Oyster initiative by Benjamina Von Wonga is recreation of the sea eco system in the New York harbour. Oysters play the leading role here. Their home used to be the Hudson river, but that changed because of pollution and fishing which brought these mussels to the brink of extinction. A new population of oysters would contribute to cleaner water in the New York harbour and its surroundings.
Bionic Yarn produces strong and durable yarn from recycled plastic waste found in the oceans. They offer three kinds of yarn, each of a different structure and different percentage of recycled plastic. The company is quickly moving from an alternative bridging a gap in the market towards a mainstream fashion industry. Plastic waste is gathered from oceans by marine organisations and later used by recycling companies to improve the quality of Bionic Yarn.
100 % Polluted Water Popsicles
The school project 100% Polluted Water Popsicles drew the attention of the media and was presented at several exhibitions in Taipei, including an exhibition of young designers of the Taipei World Trade Centre 2017. Approximately 90% of solid waste in the popsicles consists of plastic. Together with suspiciously tinted water, the popsicles contain dirt, dead fish, cigarettes, netting, oil and plastic waste of all forms – packaging, water bottles, lids etc.
Parley for the Oceans and Adidas
Parley for the Oceans, an ecological organisation, partnered with Adidas to create innovative, sustainable shoes. The upper material is made solely from fibres of recycled ocean waste: the green wave pattern is made from nettings; the rest is made from plastic waste found on the beaches in Maldives.
Dry clothes in open air. Let your hair and clothes dry naturally instead of using a hair or clothes dryer.
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