Giant LEGO bricks snap together into life-size modular furniture

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Microplastic Beads from Face Scrub Clog US Waterways and Poison Fish

January 31, 2014 by  
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   Image © Shutterstock Your toothpaste, facial scrub, or body wash may be clogging waterways with tiny plastic particles — without you even realizing it. One bottle of facial cleanser may contain as many as 300,000 plastic microbeads, which are used to help exfoliate and cleanse the skin. While these beads are harmless to human health when used as part of a beauty regimen, once they’re flushed down the drain, they can end up in local waterways where they attract toxins and end up in the bellies of wildlife. Read the rest of Microplastic Beads from Face Scrub Clog US Waterways and Poison Fish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boiaccumulation , great lakes , microbeads , microplastics , personal care products , plastic microbeads , Pollution , polyethylene , polypropylene , water pollution , Wildlife        

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

July 25, 2012 by  
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Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

October 26, 2011 by  
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Could your washing machine be polluting the world’s oceans ? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or  polyester , it could be. Scientists have discovered fragments of those materials in increasing quantities across the northeast Atlantic and beaches near Britain, Singapore and India. Kind of makes you think twice about purchasing synthetic clothing, doesn’t it? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acrylic , eco textiles , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , microplastic pollution , Pollution , polypropylene , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans , synthetic fibers , washing machines

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How can I reuse LOTS of florists’ ribbon?

July 22, 2011 by  
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Nicky has emailed to ask how she can recycle: Almost 100 kilometres of 2″ wide yellow florists ribbon. Unravelled and of varying lengths – very long to short pieces. Currently in 5 large industrial bags. Wow, that’s a fair bit of ribbon! My first thought would be to offer it to a local scrap store – they collect unwanted materials from businesses and the like, and redistribute them to local schools, community groups and crafters for upcycling & repurposing. Many will collect suitable materials from businesses too, so it’s worth a shot. Another option would be to offer it on Freecycle/Freegle – it’s unlikely that anyone would want all five bags but a few people might be willing to take a bag each, for their own craft/redistribution purposes. As for actually recycling it, most florists’ ribbon is made of polypropylene (plastic number 5), which can be recycled so a plastics recycling company may be interested in it. (I don’t know how much 100km of ribbon weighs – most recycling companies like a minimum of around a tonne) I don’t have any particular recommendations for Nicky though – anyone know any plastic recycling companies around London? Any other suggestions for ways to reuse it, recycle it or pass it on? Preferably ideas suitable for reusing/recycling 100km of the stuff rather than individual craft suggestions. (Photo by michaelaw )

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