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besides their positive environmental impact, the hexagonal blocks are beneficial for the river's ecosystem, as they offer a habitat for micro and macro fauna. The post rotterdam’s floating park is made entirely from recycled plastic waste found in the maas river appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As the Ocean Cleanup Project readies its mighty floating barriers for collecting waste plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a similarly green project much closer to its home has opened a floating park in Rotterdam's harbor. The Recycled Park features connected hexagonal blocks made from waste plastic... Continue Reading Floating park built using recycled waste plastic opens in Rot
studiokca collected enough waste from the pacific ocean to sculpt their massive 'skyscraper of the sea' rising from the water The post whale made from 5 tons of plastic waste breaches bruges canal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Crabs stuck in bottle caps and plastic six-pack rings feature on this Hawaiian shirt made from recycled plastic, by Spanish designer Adolfo Correa for Corona and Parley for the Oceans. Read more
Concrete production is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, after transportation and energy. To make the ubiquitous building material more environmentally friendly, the industry has been adding by-products from coal-fired power plants, but doing so had its own problems. Now, researchers at Rice University have developed a new composite binder that can almost
When rain water runs down dirty city streets and into storm sewers, it can be carrying a lot of filth with it – filth such as E. coli bacteria, which may end up polluting rivers. There could be an inexpensive and efficient new way of ridding the water of that bacteria, however, using chips of waste steel... Continue Reading Waste steel could keep E. coli out of rivers Category: Environmen
the japanese designer's 'anima' and 'food waste ware' collections aim to make users reflect on daily consumption patterns. The post kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New research led by Swansea University has found a novel way to wring more health benefits out of the stuff, by making quantum dots from tea leaves and using them to slow the growth of lung cancer cells... Continue Reading Quantum dots made from
a testament to the idea that one man’s trash can be another’s treasure. The post the zero waste bistro at wanteddesign suggests a sustainable future for food appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Cold War left behind significant amounts of low-level nuclear waste, but the future may be a bit cleaner thanks to a team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), who have vitrified low-level radioactive waste for the first time in a continuous process. In a laboratory set up, 3 gal (11.4 L) of waste taken from a tank at the decommiss


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