Meet the artists creating sustainable artwork for Nespresso’s flagship cafes

April 7, 2021 by  
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Nespresso’s parent company, Nestlé, has certainly come under fire for things like bottling water in  California during historic droughts  and sourcing water  near Flint, Michigan  in the past. While the company attempts to offset the environmental impact of its coffee business via a recycling program, Nespresso will also highlight sustainability through art. Nespresso is bringing together four artists from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco to create sustainable works of art for its flagship cafes. The company has chosen an incredible group of local artists to showcase their work and inspire action. Pieces will be put on display in Nespresso cafe windows and will only use natural and/or sustainable materials. From  New York , sculpture artist and expert in reimagining discarded materials  Kim Markel  is creating a fully biodegradable and carbon-negative display. Markel’s award-winning “glow” collection uses reclaimed plastics to create functional objects like chairs and home decor with stunning sea glass-like translucent colors. Related: Psychedelic installation in NYC spotlights environmental issues with immersive art Tanya Aguiñiga  of  Los Angeles  is incorporating Nespresso’s coffee grounds into the boutique display, which will be the first work she and her studio partners have brought to life since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Aguiñiga uses her artwork to inspire dialogues about identity, culture and gender, while also creating community. The artist’s style has helped museums and nonprofits throughout Mexico and the U.S. diversity their audiences. Miami -based  Morel Doucet  will be fusing his identity as a Haitian immigrant with his passions for environmental justice with a piece titled, “Paradise.” Doucet’s work focuses on ceramics, illustrations and prints to examine things like climate-gentrification, migration and displacement within Black diaspora communities. From  San Francisco ,  Joseph Alessio ‘s installation features Nespresso capsules and a variety of other recyclable items. The idea is to demonstrate the ability to create beautiful things while doing good work for the world at the same time. A typographic illustrator and animator, Alessio is also an accomplished art director and writer. Images via Nespresso

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Could Coffee Power Our Electronics?

October 22, 2010 by  
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At this year’s Vienna Design Week, an exhibit proved that coffee can deliver more than just a caffeine jolt. In a twist on a classic middle school science experiment, conceptual design duo mischer’traxler used recycled Nespresso coffee capsules…

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UK Report Finds Increased Recycling Would Generate More Than 50,000 Jobs

October 22, 2010 by  
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A new report released by London-based Friends of Earth finds that if the country were to achieve a 70 percent recycling rate, it would create 51,400 jobs in the UK. These jobs are not solely limited to collecting material and running municipal…

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Nespresso Battery: Feel-Good Phony Environmentalism And Greenwashing

October 20, 2010 by  
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Images Credit Mischer’Traxler Dezeen and Inhabitat show the Nespresso Battery by Mischer’Traxler . It even was a winner in a competition called SUSTAIN.ABILITY.DESIGN. It purports to be green: The content of all batteries (old capsules and coffee grounds) is about ~ 680 -700 Nespresso Capsules – an average year cons..

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Vedanta Resources’ Orissa Bauxite Refinery Expansion Blocked by Indian Government

October 20, 2010 by  
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The existing bauxite processing facility, photo: Survival International Two months after the Indian government stopped plans by UK-based Vedanta Resources to put a bauxite mine on a mountain held sacred by two indigenous tribal groups in Orissa, on the grounds that it would

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Amazon.com Patents Customized Shipping Options for Greener Orders

October 20, 2010 by  
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Photo via MikeBlogs I happen to order stuff online quite a bit. I know — it’s not the greenest thing to do. But when you don’t own a car and you need a desk for your office, it’s just so much easier to pick it out online and it magically appears on your doorstep a few days later (I’ve done the greener version: go to the thrift store, pick out a desk, go rent a truck from Zipcar, navigate crazy city streets to the thrift store and then from the thrift store to my apartment, lug the heavy thing up the stairwell, and go return the truck to the Zipcar l…

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One-Fifth Of Juvenile Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Killed by BP Oil Spill

October 20, 2010 by  
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Map of the length of time oil was in the Gulf.

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