ByFusion turns ocean plastic into building blocks


Inhabitat features a brilliant way of using waste plastics polluting the worlds oceans, called RePlast. Developed by the US-based ByFusion, the approach compresses mixed plastics from the seas and turns it into construction blocks. As well as cleaning the oceans, the approach doesn’t require splitting the plastics into different types and generates c. 95% less greenhouse gases than concrete blocks.

Source: http://inhabitat.com/byfusion-turns-all-types-of-ocean-plastic-into-eco-friendly-construction-blocks/

6-pack holder from wheat & barley not plastic

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An edible and biodegradeable ‘6-pack’ holder made from wheat and barley instead of plastic could quickly decompose and remove risk to wildlife.

Drinks cans holder

Via FastCoExist: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060131/these-six-pack-rings-are-edible-so-they-wont-kill-wildlife/1

Sportswear made from eucalyptus and recycled bottles

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PSFK highlights a Kickstarter project for sportswear made from sustainable and recycled materials. From the article:

The material “is a blend of fibers from the eucalyptus plant, used water bottles and Tencel, a sustainable fiber from wood. The water bottles are rerouted from landfills into factories which clean them and remold them into polyester yarns. About 10 water bottles goes into the production of one Pistol Lake long-sleeved shirt.”

Source: http://www.psfk.com/2016/04/eucalyptus-and-water-bottles-made-into-minimalist-sportswear.html

Eco-friendly bricks made from sand and bacteria

BioMason

Inhabitat features eco-friendly bricks made by BioMason from a mixture of sand and bacteria, that could have a huge, positive impact on the environment. Not only are they produced more quickly and with less energy and CO2 emissions than regular bricks, they can also soak up pollution from the atmosphere.

Inhabitat states: “Traditional bricks, which are also made from sand and binding agents, have to be “fired” for three to five days, a process which generates approximately 800 million tons of carbon emissions each year. BioMason’s biobricks take only two or three days to ‘grow’ and eliminate the emissions altogether. What’s more, Dosier says her company’s bricks can even absorb pollution, making them an active agent in the war against climate change.”

Source: http://inhabitat.com/biomasons-bricks-grown-with-sand-and-bacteria-to-hit-the-market-next-year/

Shopping site with durable, ethical and sustainable products

BuyMeOnce

BuyMeOnce is a new shopping site for a range of product categories from clothing and shoes to furniture, kitchenware and tools, that can save people money in the long-term and reduce waste and landfill.

The idea behind the site is to reduce production and waste from cheap and short-term products and instead provide long-lasting, well-made products that are also ethical, repairable and sustainable.

Source: http://lifehacker.com/buy-me-once-finds-sustainable-products-that-are-built-t-1762019140