All posts tagged: eco

Green One G.O. One Straw - Hong Kong

Reusable, Openable, Rollable Straws – Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

Committed to integrating sustainable and user-friendly designs into every product to create a positive impact on society, the Hong Kong based studio, Green One or G.O., has been creating reusable drinking tubes or straws made of 100% recyclable material. The G.O. products are certified with safe fillet design, food grade materials, BPA-free, heat resistant to 100°C, dishwasher safe, and FDA certification. Green One Straw has three straw varieties: One Pair Straw, One Roll Straw, and One Bubble Straw. The additional G.O. products are pouch and bag: One Pouch Cutlery Bag, One Pouch Cutlery Bag With Drinking Tube Set, and One Cotton Bag. Founded in 2019, Green One Institute (GO) has been mentioned as the winner of 2020 Hong Kong Smart Design Awards – Bronze, 2019 Melbourne Design Award – Gold, and Jockey Club Carbon Care Open Innovation Lab Zero Carbon Pitch 2019 (Cycle 4) – Best Popularity Award. The latest product, One Bubble Straw, is well appreciated by the  bubble tea lovers. The design is similar with the One Roll Straw, but with extra 1.3 cm diameter, to …

From Waste To Material – Copenhagen, Denmark

This week on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 17.00 – 18.00 CEST, you are invited to learn about biodegradable binders and vegetal fibers in materials that be used for fabricating furniture with Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo from SPACE10 in Copenhagen. Click here to register the Webinar. The project’s called “Bio-Fold” project, where all the biodegradable materials were cast and shaped using IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag. Agricultural production disposes great amounts of waste in the form of vegetal fibres. On a global scale, the natural by-products show significant promise for the production of biodegradable composite materials, or simply biocomposites.   Biocomposites are formed by mixing vegetal fibres with a natural binder (such as plant-based resin or bicarbonates) and compressing the material into a solid form. Using simple household tools and the ubiquitous FRAKTA bag to cast and shape the bio composite means that this process could be used by anyone, anywhere, to create circular furniture from their own home.   With the bag’s folding logic, they designed five furniture prototypes, including a chair, a shelving system, …

Growing Algae At Home – London, United Kingdom

Algae is aquatic plant that use carbon in the atmosphere to release oxygen. It contains rich proteins and can be the solution for the future’s food shortages. Algae use sun, air, and water to grow. Many companies are now planning to use algae as main ingredient in the future. Some of them already started it, like Cyanotech, a Hawaiian company that has provided high-quality microalgae products for health and nutrition in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive operation since 1984 and now has 90 cultivation ponds. So, how about growing it at home? Ecologic Studio, an architecture and research studio focused on environmental design, bio-digital design, and building integrated nature – has developed an eco-kit for domestic cultivation of Spirulina (a type of blue-green algae that people can eat. The eco-kit called BioBombola. The founders of the studio, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, created the domestic algae garden project with their two children during the Covid19 lockdown. Spirulina at home helps to purify the air as it absorbs carbon dioxide equivalent of two trees and oxygenates the houses …