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Coffee grounds as sustainable textile dye

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Researchers at Iowa State University in the US experimented with the use of used coffee grounds as a sustainable textile dye. The textile industry uses more than 2 million US tons of chemicals and synthetic ...

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A pavilion made of recycled colourful yarn

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The 3DKnit pavilion, a collaboration project between Jane Scott of Responsiveknit and Stephanie Chaltiel of MuDD Architects, aims to highlight new fabrication methods that can be applied at an architectural scale. Made of recycled colourful ...

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A bicycle made of recycled coffee capsules

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Swedish bicycle and lifestyle brand Vélosophy partnered with coffee brand Nespresso to create a bicycle made of recycled Nespresso coffee capsules. Aluminium is a material that generates a lot of waste and pollution to make, ...

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Corrugated boards made of recycled denim

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In order to raise awareness for the waste streams of the fashion and textile industries, designer Benjamin Stanton developed corrugated boards made of recycled denim, intended for furniture design. The fashion and textiles industries are ...

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Building sustainably with wood and mycelium at DDW

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With two pavilions at Ketelhuisplein in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week (19-27 October 2019) The Embassy of Circular and Biobased Building challenges the building world. With problems like climate change, increasing subsidence levels and resource ...

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Carbon fibres made from algae

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Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) developed a way to make carbon fibres, often used as reinforcement for materials, from algal oil, producing a negative carbon footprint. Carbon fibres have a lot of ...

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