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.
Electric bikes have become a rage in current times, as they are far more environmentally-friendly than traditional ones. The most common e-bikes in the market are priced between $400 to $2000. Recently, one Redditor has created an e-bike by using a 20-year-old bicycle and parts
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
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
Health care workers are facing a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 crisis. To avert the severity of the crisis and stop the spread of the virus, many people are making their own face coverings to help ease the mask shortage. People are judiciously turning
Lincoln Wamae sees an opportunity when he sees a discarded laptop or any other scrap material in a junkyard. He makes custom electric wheelchairs from recycled scrap materials that he collects from junkyards. It all started out as a hobby which turned into a passion
We often throw out things when they are no longer of use to us. Well, that’s how it works. But, most of the time, things like wood, metal, plastic, and cloth – can be given a new lease of life by upcycling discarded waste. Recycling
India generates a worrisome amount of 26,000 tons of plastic waste every day. With its harmful impacts on human beings, wildlife, and environment at large, the government’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ (SHS) campaign aims at large scale collection and recycling of plastic waste. To eradicate the
In October, Bengaluru-based design hub 10by10 studio unveiled Vital’uru, which is an art installation at the Bangalore Art and Design Festival – Designuru 2.0. Composed of mild steel, chicken mesh, digital waste, dry waste, paper and plants, and non-degradable waste like paper, cans, and electric
With the whole world making efforts to reduce and reuse the waste and discarded material, many entrepreneurs have been recycling the waste products into reusable items for households. Recently, Kuppai Matters organized a zero-waste festival in Chennai under the ‘zero waste movement’ or ‘Kuppai Thiruvizha’.