This year’s Recycle Week is calling on people to step up and unite against climate change as the world’s governments gather in Glasgow in November for COP26.
The yearly recycling campaign, organized by the environmental organization WRAP, encourages everyone to recycle more of the right stuff more often.
We’ve found five creative goods manufactured from materials you might not expect in this blog. Here are they:
Rens, a Finnish footwear firm, has created a new range of ecological trainers using recycled plastic bottles and leftover coffee beans. The business recently began an online funding effort for the trainer, which would, according to the company, be environment neutral in terms of production, packing, and transportation.
Two French students developed a design that turns used chewing gum into recycled plastic skateboard wheels. Hugo Maupetit and Vivian Fischer collected waste chewing gum on special gum collecting boards in Nantes, France, then pulverized it with the collection board before being melted and manufactured into wheels.
In 2018, Wilson partnered with RecycleBalls to gather 20 million tennis balls in the United States and recycle them into new items.
According to Bloomberg, several companies have entered the environmentally friendly kitty litter market. Weruva’s litter is created from reclaimed musical instrument wood and a by-product of the green tea industry.
Litter Pickers and Sunglasses
Approximately 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded each year in the world’s waters. Harry Dennis, a Cornish entrepreneur, is tackling the problem of ocean plastic pollution by collecting discarded fishing nets from UK beaches, recycling the material, and turning it into sunglasses.
There’s no denying that there should be more effort in helping the environment heal itself. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done because not everybody is doing their best in mitigating the damage to nature. Instead, more people are contributing to it.
Luckily, the companies and organizations who have stepped up like those mentioned above. These individuals should be considered role models when it comes to transforming what people deem to be trash and useless into functional ones.