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the beds at the tokyo olympic village will be made of cardboard that organizers say is stronger than wood and can be recycled.

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american designer diane leclair bisson has created the ice urn, an eco-friendly alternative using ice that dissolves whilst releasing cremated remains.

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Coolhunting

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In hopes of convincing car owners to opt into electric models, Britain is considering awarding green drivers benefits for being eco-friendly—thus allowing “civic authorities to give the greenest vehicles preferential treatment, such as allowing them to drive in bus lanes, use special parking spaces, or access areas that are barred to more polluting alternatives.”

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Inhabitat

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Living Vehicle has unveiled its 2020 version, complete with the ability to generate a whopping 200 percent more solar power than its previous model.

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Harmon Guest House is an impressive draw, enhanced by the locally-sourced art, fixtures + furnishings that underline the property's focus on sustainability.

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Granbyware is the latest dinnerware collection made entirely from 100% waste materials by English ceramic makers Granby Workshop.

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Feel guilty about tossing your cup every day? CupClub has a plan.

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Inhabitat

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Tooth is a sustainable option for your old, disposable toothbrush that features an durable metal handle and replaceable heads. Check it out here.

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a pair of scottish engineers have created flat pack, origami plant pots dubbed 'POTR pots' designed to be delivered through letter boxes.

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If you want to help save our planet, the time for action is now. There's plenty of things you can do to help – be active, have an opinion, use less plastic – every little step counts.

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Crafted from borosilicate glass, this Closca bottle is an eco-friendly water vessel you can wear. Thanks to its secure proprietary “FidLock” system, a silicone wrap exterior can be latched onto a bike, stroller, bag, and more. The BPA-free bottle comes with an infuser for those who want to flavor their water, and also offers dual…

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It should be one of the main goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actuall

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Farm.One is an urban hydroponic farm that utilizes technology to grow extremely, rare edible plants.

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Design Curial

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Retail has had three phases, according to Katelijn Quartier, who heads the Retail Design Laboratory at Hasselt University in Belgium. ‘In Retail 1.0, the manufacturer was in charge and no designer was needed. Retail 2.0 was a phase where the retailer was in charge but hired an architect or interior architect to design the store following the brand’s or retailer’s ideas,’ she wrote in Retail Design, Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge). We have entered ‘Retail 3.0, a time when the customer is more and more in charge… This asks for much more from a designer than to translate a retailer’s identity into a store design and goes beyond mere functionality and efficiency – even more so now that a commodification of products, brands and retail is occurring’.

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Cove has launched a new single-use plastic alternative that is 100% biodegradable through composting or in the landfill, soil or ocean. Learn more here.

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package delivery service UPS has joined forces with the world’s largest consumer product companies and international recycling leader terracycle to unveil a new system of recycling that could rid the world of plastics. the system, entitled loop encourages a reusable and returnable cycle for managing consumer product packaging that enables consumers to reduce their single-use packaging consumption.
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OGSB Studio is a design studio based in Brussels who collaborated with Ateliers J&J on a pair of lamps made with recycled aluminum from local manufacturers. The Gota collection includes a table lamp and a floor lamp each of which features two points of pivoting motion – the lamp’s arm and the lampshade – that stay in place wherever you want them.
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Set into a steep hillside in Christchurch, the Scarborough Home makes the most of its challenging location by embracing site-specific design. The modern family home is the work of New Zealand architectural practice Borrmeister Architects, which capitalized on the property’s stellar ocean views with a pavilion-like design. Modestly sized at 250 square meters, the breezy, passive solar dwelling also boasts environmentally friendly features including solar panels, rainwater retention tanks and a sculptural roof designed to follow the arcing path of the sun.
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