Mrs Green discovered the wonderful people at Supercyclers.
Reading about design innovation from the Natural Grain Kite stool (pictured here), to newspaper wood, and polystyrene works with glazes like melted computer keyboard, has had Mrs Green spending far too much time today exploring the site and pondering the items in her recycling bins.
An attempt to make those water-proof containers from plastic bags is on the to-do list …
Artists for Humanity (AFH), with a mission “to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts”, has designed bar stools using recycled plastic carrier bags.
GreenMuze tells us that each stool is made from 200 plastic bags that are melted into plastic “lumber” and created by inner city youth in the USA. Design by Jamison Sellers, from AFM.
Volunteers built a school in San Pablo in the Philippines out of thousands of recycled plastic bottles.
The bottles were filled with liquefied adobe and steel bars and then cemented into place. The result is claimed to be three times stronger than concrete.
Read more about it at GreenMuze . Hugitforward has more information here about the how, why and where of bottle schools, and more useful information here.
New Zealand businessman Peter Lewis designed the Byfusion, a machine that turns raw plastic into compacted bricks. It takes just 45 seconds to wash, dry and compact the plastic to convert it into a brick.
Each brick contains about 10kg of plastic – anything from drink bottles and packaging boxes to meat wrappings. They can be used in many innovative ways – see more at GreenMuze. Even Mrs Green could lift these…