Tag Archive | recycling

Aeroplace Decor

Aeroplane Decor Aircraft manufacturer Boeing have recently put up plane parts for sale which have been converted to home friendly furniture. If you want to add some business class sofas to your living room, have your very own beverage trolley, an engine blade sculpture, some plane windows for your bedroom or you just want to […]

The Electronic Afterlife

The Electronic Afterlife

FIlmmaker Alex Gorosh was commissioned by Gizmogul to make a video about electronic waste and where it ends up.

With ewaste from the western world making it’s way to developing countries where young men work around the clock burning our waste to earn a few dollars and in the process, are consuming toxic fumes, this video is a friendly reminder to consume well and recycle well.

-S.

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy

I blog a lot about waste here so imagine my glee when I saw a report that had come out this week saying that 99% of waste produced in Sweden is reused!

The country has 32 inciniration plants allowing the country to turn its’ rubbish into steam which is then used to power generator turbines to produce electricity.

This allows the country to rely less on fossil fuels however, with great power comes great responsibilities. Some has pointed out that burning waste might be sending more toxins into the atmosphere as the burning process produces filter gas and flue gas, which both contain dioxins and environmental pollutants.

Sweden have heavily regulated their Waste to Energy plants though and according to their Swedisn Environmental Protection Agency have stated that they have introduced flue-gas cleaning to reduce the amount of airbourne dioxins.

To read more, click here.

The most obvious fact here, which is stated in the article, is that the world just needs to produce less waste.

-S.

Can Currency

Can Currency

The Swedes are doing it again, leading the way in social resonsibility and creativity. Enter DDB, a company that brings business ideas to life.

Find one of these (looks like some sort of signage), take a bag, collect some cans the next time you’re out with friends at a music festival (where these are rolling out at), collect your cans and then go and trade you bag of cans in at McDonalds for some food.

Instilling in people to be environmentally aware and to clean up after themselves whilst getting something out of that. I hope this idea has taken off.

Genius.

-S.

Green Loop

Green Loop How cool is this idea to start the weekend? Green Loop is a proposed project by PRESENT Architecture that brings composting facilities (complete with a park on top) to New York city. More than $300 million is spent each year on transporting trash of which 30% is organic waste. By bringing composting to […]