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Plantable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

It’s no secret that we have a HUGE trash problem around the world. One eco-friendly company from California is striving to make a difference with the …

Heineken’s Lost Plan To Build Houses Out Of Beer Bottles

In the 1960s, Heineken proposed a novel idea: rectangular “World” beer bottles that could double as bricks for affordable housing. And it’s not nearly as crazy as it sounds.<p>Here’s a design anecdote that is sure to light up your next cocktail party. While Miller, Bud, Coors, and even Heineken are …

This Plastic Bottle House Turns Trash into Affordable Housing in Nigeria

In the United States alone, more than 125 million plastic bottles are discarded each day, 80 percent of which end up in a landfill. This waste could …

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In urban farming, a different taste of L.A.

At the Jonathan Club downtown, not everyone took it well when an infrequently used paddle tennis court on a fifth-floor roof was sacrificed to gem lettuce, swiss chard and microgreens.<p>Executive chef Jason McClain, of course, was thrilled. His father, a retired landscape architect, flew in from …

Solid Waste Management in the Middle East – Major Challenges

Middle East is one of the most prolific waste generating regions of the world. Lavish lifestyle, ineffective legislations, infrastructural …

3 Amazing Bio Materials That Are Growing A More Sustainable World

Imagine a future of plastics that feed off landfill gas and bricks made without fire.<p>For the last decade, as brands have worked to reduce their environmental footprint, bio-based alternatives to a number of synthetic materials and processes have become more common (take the flimsy compostable …

Seattle is now publicly shaming people for putting food in their trash bins

Too lazy to separate your trash? Too bad if you're living in Seattle.<p>Seattle began enforcing this month a new law, which aims to curb the amount of food sent to landfills. As of January 1, residents of the city, including all commercial establishments, must have a composting service haul away their …

DIY: Upcycling your discarded aluminum cans.

• Architect | LEED AP BD+C, with an intense passion for materiality, innovation, technology and science. • Arquitecta | LEED AP BD+C apasionada por …

India's real trash problem: 3 million truckloads of untreated garbage disposed daily

Urban India is now the world’s third-largest garbage generator. However, it’s not the amount of waste generated that’s as much of an issue as the …