Circular economies imagine a future where users become the custodians of our objects rather than the owners of them

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Designers can no longer ignore the relentless flow of materials to landfill. We need to rethink the entire system

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The problem with waste is becoming ever more urgent: September's issue is dedicated to the people taking action now

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Recycled plastic comes to life in Pentatonic x Snarkitecture's new sustainable design collaboration

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Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:12

The Vamp by Paul Cocksedge

In an effort to reanimate used electronic equipment, the London-based designer has created a Bluetooth device that you can stick onto any old speaker to play music

Published in News
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:43

19 Greek Street

A chandelier reminiscent of scientific equipment, ceramics that resemble iced biscuits and products made of discarded glass are among the items on display at the cafe and gallery

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The Hemswell bottle recycling plant in Lincolnshire is the largest facility of its kind in Europe – and will soon be the biggest in the world. It processes half the plastic bottles collected for recycling in the UK. Kieran Long visits a hidden world and wonders how 21st-century factories like this will shape the cities of the future

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:50

Shigeru Ban: the sustainable architect

Shigeru Ban has used recycled cardboard tubes, his signature material, to build everything from shelters for earthquake victims to pavilions for luxury brands.

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