Tagged: recycled materials

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Making Bricks from Industrial Waste

The negative environmental and social impacts of clay fired brick production have raised concerns about its future use. Especially in developing countries where it’s the most readily available low cost building material. Another problem is industrialization, which generates...

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Making Garden Kits from Bottles

Considering the amount of alcohol people consume everyday, we are left with a lot of empty glass bottles. Though some manufacturers recycle their bottles, most end up in the landfill or are piled up somewhere. My Little Garden,...

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Up-Cycling Old Smartphone Batteries

Mining for lithium, primarily used to make batteries, is harming our environment. As people change their smartphones quite often, tons of used batteries, still in good condition, end up in the trash or are stowed away. Enlighten,...

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Turning Waste Oil into Candles

People pour used/ waste oil down the drain without even giving it a second thought. Filt, a Japanese company, wants us to change that habit. They collect waste oil from cafes and restaurants, filter it,...

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Living Off-Grid in an Earthship

Sustainable design and construction has become the new standard for Architects and Builders all over the world. Earthship Biotecture, the brainchild of Mike Reynolds, has successfully created the most versatile and economical ingenious building design for off-grid living....