Housing pods made of recycled plastic offer an alternative to festival tent waste

December 27, 2018 by  
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Outdoor festivals and events have been popular across the world since the days of Roman gladiators and for good reason. They are a great way to enjoy music, art and other entertainment while being surrounded by nature. Unfortunately, festivals are also associated with a lot of waste. One company, Above All C6(n) , is leading efforts to find a solution for the temporary tent accommodations that often get left behind at these events. With the knowledge that thousands of tents get tossed after major festivals, the company created the Pod(o), a reusable sleeping pod made from recycled, single-use plastic rather than virgin materials. Charlie Hall, founder and managing director of Above All C6(n), said, “People were really interested in the technology behind it as well as the design, but what makes it especially appealing is the fact that it, like all our building components, provides a use for single-use plastic , which is a truly global problem.” Related: 100% recyclable cardboard tents could solve the waste problem at music festivals In addition to repurposing plastic originally headed to the landfill, Above All designed the Pod(o) to be multi-purpose and durable. The modular design makes the pods adaptable for a variety of uses. They are stackable, can be linked together and can even connect to  solar power , a water supply and a bio toilet. For portability, the pods can be taken apart, transported and set up in another location by just a few people. The goal is for the Pod(o) to be used again and again for years as a replacement for single-use tents at many events. Currently, the design of the Pod(o) accommodates two people, but the company is working to scale the design for larger options. Based out of Christchurch, Dorset, U.K., Above All has also designed other modular and portable structures intended for community use. The company focus is aimed at fixing problems within the construction and housing markets, such as waste during and after construction, longevity of products and shortage of availability. Beginning with the initial idea of sturdy and reusable festival lodging, it didn’t take long for the company to envision other uses for the pods. Now, it plans to promote them as a solution for all types of temporary housing needs: people in between accommodations, those affected by natural disaster, military persons or firefighters stationed remotely, workers designated to a construction site, people at sporting tournaments and workers and visitors to other pop-up events. “We aim to create a local sustainable legacy,” Bex Ricketts, the business development manager of Above All, told Inhabitat. “Collect locally, employ locally, make locally, re-use locally and benefit local charities. Sustainable as engineered for zero-waste , 100 percent reusable and lasts indefinitely. Creating a legacy is most important, as something that has been created to last for generations has to be useful and designed to be future proof.” + Above All Via Archinect Images via Above All

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Otura’s open wardrobe is a stylish way to stay organized

March 21, 2016 by  
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Even with our best efforts, we all struggle to stay organized at home. Rianne Koens, a young graduate of the Design Academy of Eindoven, introduced this stackable Otura Dirsek cabinet as a stylish and customizable way to lend extra storage to any size space. Made from 100% birchwood and copper, the Turkish-inspired open wardrobe comes with its own birchwood hangers and stacking boxes for stowing items in style. We love this as a solution for hanging clothes that have been slightly worn, but could be worn again before going to the wash. + Otura Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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INFOGRAPHIC: How wind turbines actually work

March 21, 2016 by  
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We’ve all driven by a wind turbine farm and looked up in wonder. What are these alien-like contraptions that are taking up this entire hillside? They are quite unique, which makes the first, second, or third time seeing them while speeding along on the freeway equally jarring. What makes these contraptions so interesting is their mystique. How do they work? What’s their purpose? Why do they only exist in the middle of nowhere? Why are they so unlike anything else energy related? To uncover the mystery,  Save On Energy put together this fun infographic to explain how wind turbines work in a way that’s easy and accessible. It’ll help make the conversation on your next road trip a lot more interesting! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How wind turbines actually work

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We Could Save Money and the Environment With This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Invention

August 17, 2014 by  
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Do you love the texture of cashmere but not the dry cleaning cost of keeping it clean? Hong Kong University researchers may have just come up with a solution for your fashion dilemma. The research team developed an anatase titanium dioxide-coated cashmere fabric that self-cleans when exposed to 24 hours of light. If mass-produced, not only could this technology save you money from dry cleaning, but imagine the water-saving implications it could have for the environment! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anatase titanium dioxide , cashmere , cashmere self cleans , dry cleaning , hong kong university , self-cleaning cashmere , walid daoud , water saving

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Students Create Dirt Cheap Solar Solution for Disinfecting Water

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via University of Washington Disinfecting water with the sun is an old idea. But students at University of Washington have come up with a clever way of checking whether or not the water being disinfected is finally ready to drink

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Cups Made of Jell-O To Become a Real Product

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Way We See The World Back in July we showed you Jelloware, cups made from Jell-O that make a far less wasteful solution for parties, festivals, and other events where minimizing trash is a must.

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Everything You Need for a Green New Year’s Eve (Slideshow)

December 27, 2010 by  
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From stylish handmade party hats to hand-painted champagne flutes filled with organic champagne, start 2011 off on the right green path with an eco-friendly New Year’s Eve party. Oh, and don’t forget the an award-winning organic lip balm for sultry lips ready for that 12am kiss.

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The Joys of Winter Cycling: Cold Noses, Pretty Landscapes and Fewer Fellow Bikers

December 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: joiseyshowaa , used under Creative Commons license. The thing I love about The Guardian’s cycling blog is that it manages to masterfully tread (pedal?) that fine line between the practical and the philosophical. From discussing how to keep your feet warm biking in winter to talking about what you should do if you see a bike thief , ther…

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Reforestation Device Helps Tree Roots Grow Stronger, Deeper (Video)

October 25, 2010 by  
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Photo: Groasis, Waterboxx It’s often the case that areas wracked by deforestation or degradation, whether as a result of logging, mining, or clear-cutting, can be tricky to replant. Getting trees to grow after the soil has been dug-up, altered, or covered in rubble often seems like a lost cause — and is treated as such by companies responsible for the mess. Dutch inventor Pieter Hoff, however, believes he’s come up with a solution for reforesting degraded, eroded, and water-scarce areas.

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The Vertical Farm: Does It Make Sense? (Book Review)

October 25, 2010 by  
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Dr. Dickson Despommier’s concept of the vertical farm has spawned a flood of interesting architectural ideas that have filled pages of TreeHugger, and now fill the new book “The Vertical Farm.” The concept has been controversial , to say the least; I had hoped that a book about it might help resolve the controversy by making a solid case for the vertical farm that expands on Despommier’s original essay on the topic. Alas, it does not…

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