Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Volunteers in Myanmar build a

Volunteers in Myanmar build a library for orphans out of discarded plastic

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River intercepts an estimated 119 tons of plastic waste per day, making it one of the most polluted waterways in the world. It is not uncommon to see plastic waste littered on the country’s roadsides and clogging up sewage drains. The excess of plastic litter inspired Read More...

This bike for two lets you ped

This bike for two lets you pedal through the forest on old train tracks

In an effort to breathe new life into some of America’s historic railway lines, Skunk Train is repurposing unused train tracks as adventurous tour routes. But rather than ride the rails via train, passengers can pedal an electric-powered railbike meant for two. One of Skunk Train’s most Read More...

Designers repurpose architectu

Designers repurpose architectural mockups into useful community structures

Large-scale development projects usually require architectural mockups typically constructed from high-end, resilient materials, designed to simulate various parts of a planned building. Unfortunately, instead of being repurposed or put to good use after review, those architectural mockups are Read More...

Patagonia’s ReCrafted collec

Patagonia’s ReCrafted collection is giving worn-out garments a second life

There’s already something sad about an article of clothing reaching the end of its life. But throwing it away after wearing it for so many times just doesn’t feel right, especially since you know that it will most probably end up in a landfill and pollute the environment. Patagonia is trying Read More...

This artist creates stunning a

This artist creates stunning artwork by repurposing discarded fabrics

The beautiful thing about art is that it can inspire us in ways that news articles and public service campaigns cannot. That's why the work of Brooklyn-based textile artist Bisa Butler is so special. What she does is repurpose discarded garments into amazingly intricate quilted tapestries to raise Read More...