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Sneakers made from ghost nets

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Sustainable footwear start-up Ocean Refresh designed sneakers made of recycled ocean plastic, including ghost nets and plastic bottles. Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been discarded or lost by fishermen at sea. The nets ...

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Building houses of 100% recycled plastic

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Norwegian start-up Othalo developed technology to produce building elements made from 100% recycled plastic and teamed up with UN Habitat to build millions of low-cost houses. The goal of the partnership is to use one ...

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A leather-like material made of crab shells and coffee grounds

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Called Tômtex, the biomaterial is created from shell seafood waste and coffee grounds, a sustainable alternative instead of faux and animal leather.  Uyen Tran, the designer of the material, grew up in the city of ...

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A biomaterial made of an ancient legume

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UK-based designer Caroline Hyde-Brown developed a paper-like biomaterial made of an ancient legume called grass pea, also known as “insurance crop”.  Grass pea is a surprisingly hardy plant, being able to survive extreme conditions including ...

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What not to miss at Dutch Design Week 2020 part 5: biomaterials

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Dutch Design Week 2020 takes place from 17 to 25 October. Due to Covid-19, the event will be held entirely virtually, but that does not mean there isn’t plenty of material inspiration. We selected some ...

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What not to miss at Dutch Design Week 2020 part 4: ceramics

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Dutch Design Week 2020 takes place from 17 to 25 October. Due to Covid-19, the event will be held entirely virtually, but that does not mean there isn’t plenty of material inspiration. We selected some ...

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