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A group of scientists studying the flow of plastic into the ocean have found a startling amount of pollution exiting South Asia's largest river systems. The scientists calculated that the Ganges and two nearby waterways are responsible for pumping as much as three billion microplastic particles into the Indian Ocean each day.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: University of Plymou
using just plastic bottles and scotch tape, this group of artists has created an artwork that speaks volumes. The post amber is an all-consuming art piece that highlights the consequences of plastic pollution appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Realrich Architecture Workshop (aka RAW Architecture) made expert use of recycled plastic, locally sourced bamboo, and local stone to create a remarkable three-story family home in rural Indonesia. Named Piyandeling, the project also features a series of additional outbuildings, including one planned for use as a school.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Bamboo, Building and C
London designer Tom Robinson used 100 per cent recycled plastic from e-waste to produce his Evolve Chair, which aims to give the manmade material a more natural feel. Read more
the new evian bottle is fully recyclable and features a hammered design effect, in which the indentation marks are suggestive of the previous life of the bottle. The post virgil abloh unveils a hammered 100% recycled plastic water bottle for evian appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As useful as plastics are in our everyday life, they’re difficult to recycle, meaning most ends up in landfill or polluting the environment. Now, researchers in Japan have used a novel catalyst to recycle a common plastic into useful products like fuel and wax.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Plastic, Plastics, Plastic waste, Recycling, Tohoku University
the melted plastic emerges from the edges, looking like cheese spilling out of a sandwich. The post donghoon sohn melts plastic byproduct to create BSP furniture collection appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A team at UC Berkeley has developed a process that turns plastic waste into something more valuable – an adhesive. Based on an engineered catalyst, the inspiration was to find ways to "upcycle" plastics by putting them to new uses while preserving the properties that made them attractive in the first place.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Environment, Recycling, Plastic, Plastic waste, UC B
We know that tons of plastic waste washes into the ocean each year, but what we don’t know all that much about is what happens to it once it gets there. A new study as shone a light on the role deep-sea trenches can play in the movement of plastic pollution, revealing how they can act as traps, accumulating large amounts of microplastic particles and holding them there.Continue ReadingCategory: E
Russian climber Valentin Ivanov using a Smena Symbol. Photo: TechnointorgIn this week's Film Friday, from our pals at Kosmo Foto, we join up with a group of Soviet climbers prepping to summit Mount Everest. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. A humble, simple-to-use unit – intended more for family-use than


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