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Plastiki Completes Pacific Crossing

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60-foot sailboat built from plastic bottles docks in Sydney.

They made it! The Plastiki, a catamaran constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, slid past Sydney Opera House on Monday, four months after leaving San Francisco on a voyage across the Pacific. The awareness-raising mission was led by SHFT compadre and eco-adventurer David de Rothschild. Powered by solar panels and windmills, the Plastiki is held together by an organic glue made of sugar......read more

Phil Cuttance Weld Vases

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Nice lines.

From London designer Phil Cuttance comes a good-looking range of vases created by welding together discarded, offcut ABS plastic. Called Weld Vases, the pieces are made of ABS plastic scraps from a local factory, welded together using hot hair. The line includes three different shapes and three tonal combinations. As Cuttance says on his site, "the Weld Vases are each individually......read more

Matt & Nat

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Minimalist bags and accessories made from recycled plastic bottles $75.00

Montreal design house Matt & Nat has been making vegan-friendly carry goods since 1995, all of which feature linings made of 100% recycled plastic bottles (each bag keeps an average of 21 plastic bottles out of the landfill). Hidden details and sustainable ideas abound in every design -- from matte black hardware to cork labeling to pockets in the right places. Call it boho-chic, minimalist......read more

Muuto Restore Storage Basket

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Stylish storage unit made from recycled plastic bottles. $120.00

Here's a handy one. Young Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen created this multifunctional basket to store anything from magazines and newspapers to toys and firewood. On the green tip, the super-useful design is made of soft-but-durable felt that itself is made from recycled plastic bottles. The Muuto Restore Basket measures 13.7 x 18.75 x 9" and is available in light grey, blue, purple,......read more

Boskke Sky Planter Recycled

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Turn your houseplants on their heads $17.95

Boskke's quirky, upside-down Sky Planters series invert the very idea of indoor plants. Last year, the company unveiled a new range of the hanging planters made of recycled polypropylene. The Sky Planter Recycled landed the company a 2011 Red Dot design award for the use of recycled materials and for integrating a Slo-Flo internal irrigation system that waters the plants directly at their roots.......read more

New Balance newSKY 101

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Minimal runner sports an eco-friendly upper made of 95% recycled PET plastic $89.99

As most joggers are by now aware, there's a burgeoning movement readers of runners eschewing super-cushioned shoes for "minimal" ones inspired by running barefoot. Boston-based New Balance is helping lead the movement with its popular NB Minimus line, which provided the design foundation for the pared-down newSKY collection. The difference? The newSKY line is informed by sustainable design......read more

Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

The Big SHFT: Bionic Men

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With help from Pharrell Williams, this New York textile company is reinventing sustainable fabric

Launched by high school friends and outdoors enthusiasts Tyson Toussant and Tim Coombs, Return Textiles began as a maker of hi-tech fabrics for outdoor gear. Now, the company is making its mark with Bionic Yarn, a soft yet durable canvas substitute made primarily from recycled plastic bottles. In a patented process, the plastic polymers from recycled bottles are wrapped around polyester fibers......read more

Felt Food by Bees Felt Market

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Made from recycled plastic bottles, these felt food objects will have you foaming at the mouth $10.00

They say that one shouldn't go grocery shopping while hungry. The same might be said about visiting Heidi Marie's Etsy shop, Bee's Felt Market, which is full of felt food objects that are so realistic-looking, you might be tempted to take a bite. Using felt made from recycled PET plastic, Heidi's creations mimic all our favorite snack foods, from pizza and tacos to chips and doughnuts. Don't see......read more

Darwin Rucksack by Endstar

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Versatile weekend trekking bag constructed in part from recycled plastic bottles $230.00

The NYC-based outdoor gear maestros at Endstar hit another product design bullseye with the Darwin Rucksack, a versatile 60-litre pack that's perfect for a weekend trek to the wilderness. With ample storage space in the main compartment, the Darwin also features an expansion harness and smaller storage compartments for quick-access items. And like all Endstar products, the Darwin is manufactured......read more

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