The New Raw turns plastic waste into valuable raw material

July 5, 2016 by  
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Every summer, the Greek islands are swarmed with tourists who bring a lot of plastic waste that ends up polluting the country’s beautiful beaches and environment. Among the worst offenders are the plastic water bottles that are left behind. In a bid to transform the plastic waste into a more valuable raw material, a Greece-based team of creatives launched The New Raw , an initiative and hands-on workshop that seeks to provide a sustainable solution to plastic pollution using digital fabrication techniques. Over two dozen participants were invited to upcycle the plastic rubbish. Projects completed include: RE_STOOL, a compression stool for plastic waste; MISSING PART, a construction material for filling in building cracks; PET for Pets, 3D-printed shelters for stray cats; ReCYCLAD3D, a 3D-printing hub for recycled plastic; and BOTTLE UP, a recycling reward system that motivates children to recycle plastic. + The New Raw https://vimeo.com/171463805 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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Handmade Italian e-bike stops traffic with its weightless, elegant design

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Young Swiss company velocipede-fogliaverde has unveiled a lighter-than-air, stylish electric bike for urban riders. At just 18.7 kg or 41 lbs, this incredibly light, elegant bike is the first non-plugin parallel hybrid E-hub on the market. The high-tech system only gives you power when you absolutely need it to accelerate or go up hill. Using a torque and slope sensing technology, this e-bike contains an invisible battery with no wiring, and is controlled with Bluetooth-smartphone connectivity. Inspired by the elegant high-quality cult bicycles of yesteryear, the stunning set of wheels comes equipped with a leather case, saddle bag of tools, two steel porters, wooden chain guard, carrying strap, kickstand, bell and reflectors. Whether you commute to work or take it out for a leisurely spin, admiration of bystanders is guaranteed. + velocipede-fogliaverde on Kickstarter 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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