The Baltimore Wood Project is an initiative by US Forest Service that recycles wood waste from old buildings to create a circular economy. This initiative in the US city of Baltimore has collaborated with a few partners to repurpose urban wood waste of the city.
Sitting across the wooden tables, women with face masks roll the brown dough into a thin cylinder – recycling millions of tonnes of flowers that Hindu devotees throw in Ganga. They are a part of the effort by entrepreneur Ankit Agarwal’s start-up ‘Phool,’ transforming floral
Plastic waste is burdening the planet, and there is no way to properly dispose of the non-biodegradable material. To help the planet deal with the plastic pollution problem, a Kenyan woman recycles plastic waste into bricks that are sturdier than concrete. The founder of Nairobi-based
The big brands are trying to reduce their plastic waste by incorporating plastic-free packaging materials. Recently, an Israeli food-tech startup, W-Cycle, has developed SupraPulp, a plastic-free packaging material that is made of sugarcane waste. SupraPulp is entirely compostable, safe, and capable enough to be used
While many binge-watched movies and read hoarded books during the pandemic lockdown, a creative couple helped save the environment by upcycling discarded tires into adorable pet beds. Entrepreneurs Tenisha Granger and her fiancée Jonathan Ramcharan found the unique idea of turning tires into pet beds online.
Land, ocean, and air – all are plagued with the non-biodegradable material that is plastic. Ocean waters have been suffering for decades at the hands of plastic waste, as species are literally dying on plastic pollution. To get over this predicament, many people have found
In this fast pacing world, things are discarded as soon as they are purchased. The ever-evolving technology offers alluring gadgets everyday and people throw the existing ones into the garbage. This whole mechanism leads to a gigantic pile of electronic-waste, which pollutes the ecosystems. A
The city of Gulu, Uganda, is six hours from the nearest recycling plant, therefore, most of the plastic waste collected in the city ends up in the landfills or is burned. However, now a small facility has started to recycle the plastic waste behind a
United Airlines has been upcycling the old uniforms into face masks for employees. The airline had collaborated with upcycling partner Looptworks – a company that previously helped Delta upcycle 350,000 pounds of old uniform into fashion accessories. A surplus of uniform stock has been upcycled
While plastic pollution has become a huge obstacle in environmental preservation, many people are recycling plastic and giving it a new lease of life. Jan Puylaert has designed Ghetto Blaster, a vented Bluetooth stereo, for Italian company Ecopixel, which develops recycled plastic materials for use