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Filipino Engineer Uses Recycled Plastic Waste to Create Chairs for Schoolchildren

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.

Startup Founders Discover Innovative New Way to Recycle Plastic

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.

This Popular Music Festival Plans to Turn People’s Pee into Beer

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”.