Filipino engineer Winchester Lemen is a mechanical engineer from the southern Philippines and runs Envirotech Waste Recycling to turn plastic garbage into chairs.
Envirotech Waste Recycling (EWRI) began making chairs when a visitor came to his plant to ask if he could make something from recycled plastic, and the engineer presented prototype chairs made of melted plastic from landfills. The plastic garbage is collected, shredded, cleaned, melted and molded. After that, they are assembled, sanded and painted.
Meet Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang, the co-founders of Silicon Valley startup BioCellection, a company that seeks to improve plastic recycling by turning them into compounds for making clothing material and other consumer goods.
Yao and Wang’s journey to recycling began when they were teenagers in high school. As part of their recycling club in Vancouver, Canada the duo collected bottles on beaches and attended tours at waste-processing plants.
McDonald’s in Japan are using trays recycled from plastic toys as part of the fast food chain’s attempt to reduce plastic waste.
A nine-year-old boy in southern China has been collecting recyclables since Golden Week to pay off the 2,000 yuan ($290) that he had stolen from his grandmother.
It was discovered that for two weeks, Hanghang quietly used his grandmother’s WeChat Pay account for mobile game in-app purchases.
A mother of three with a knack for transforming old clothes into new pieces of eco-friendly fashion is winning love on social media.
Sarah Tyau only recycled clothes to save money at first. She started after the birth of her first daughter by going through her closet.
A pub in Kamikatsu, Japan, which is built entirely from recycled garbage, has recently won the 2016 WAN Sustainable Buildings Award for its ingenious, eco-friendly design.
The award-winning sundries shop and pub called the Kamikatz Public House was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. It houses living spaces, a bar, and even a brewery.
Roskilde, northern Europe’s largest music festival, has a crazy idea for festival-goers this year: “Don’t waste your piss. Farmers can turn it into beer again.”
In its attempt to go green, a Zealand, Denmark initiative is hoping to gather 25,000 liters of urine this year from attendees before the festival ends on July 4. Roskilde has so far seen 100,000+ festivalgoers, which is right around the perfect number needed to meet their desired “contributions”.