Artist Jennifer Maravillas is making a 10-foot-by-10-foot map, made from scraps of foraged trash, of every block in Brooklyn.
Check out this giant orb made of NYC’s snapped umbrellas
Chairigami is a one-person company founded by recent Yale graduate Zach Rotholz. Its furniture is made from recycled cardboard and there’s no assembly required: They don’t use any glue or fasteners.
One Innovation By Design entrant is Hello Compost, a proposed program in which low-income families will be able exchange compost for produce credits.
“We need to re-imagine the role of food waste from being a smelly, unattractive side effect of eating to an attractive resource for residents to positively impact their community and to help put fresh food on the table,” says cofounder Aly Blenkin.
To raise awareness about ocean pollution, the Surfrider Foundation is using surfing shots filled with plastic debris.
Did you know that almost 90% of all material floating in the ocean is plastic, and every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of the stuff?
A new plant in Akron, Ohio plans to divert old bottles from landfills and churn out 80,000 barrels of oil a year. Read more.