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Thai Glass House – clever solutions from Thailand, part 3

In areas where resources are low and technology is scarce, people are often more resourceful than in highly industrialized and ‘developed’ areas. We can learn a lot from these low-cost, simple, effective and often very sustainable solutions. In Europe most packaging waste is recycled into new materials or burned to generate energy. In Thailand glass […]

Glass house Thailand

Jop’s Week in Tweets 5

Here are last week’s most popular links I shared on Twitter and Facebook about sustainability, (product) design, innovation and marketing. By clicking read more you go to the original articles and webpages. Please be inspired! Open invitation to designers and architects to make a difference: Cambodian Sustainable Housing Competition In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat for […]

Holy Crap! Smelly business…

Transforming waste into resource. Non profit organisation SOIL is turning human waste into fertile soil in Haiti. The project has many positive effects. People can use clean, good looking toilets, the amount of waste is substantially reduced, valuable fertile soil is created, better and more food can be produced. When production increases, Haiti may even […]

Human Waste into fertilizer

Promising Pyrolysis: From Waste back to Oil

How can we reduce waste and make oil at the same time? Here is an introduction to a promising technology that may solve both problems by turning waste into oil: Pyrolysis. Recently Daniel Beltrá, a conservation photographer, exhibited his latest work at Roca’s Gallery in Barcelona (Madrid and Chicago are next). It consists of some beautiful […]

Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Lighting at (almost) no costs or energy.

The video belowshows how one bright idea can light up the interior of any dark hut during the daytime without using any electricity and at no significant initial costs. This is design for good in ultima forma! The project is carried out by My Shelter Foundation and is called A Liter of Light (Isang Litrong Liwanag). […]

Plastic bottle light

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