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Could Your Water Bottle Become a Monk’s Robes?

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Hundreds of tons of plastic waste have never looked so good! By transforming plastic refuse collected from around the country into a fiber, this monastery in Thailand is helping us rethink the life cycle of our plastic! Could recycling actually just be the beginning of a new exciting journey? Check this out.  

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10 minutes

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From Fish to Fashion: When A Fishing Net Becomes A Hat!

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What if we looked at the life cycle of every item we purchased and thought “Where did this come from? What will happen when I’m done with it?” This company has figured out how to solve a problem for a community of fishermen and save wildlife by giving some of the ocean’s most harmful pollution a new, more fashionable, life.

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Welcome to the Earthship—The Future of Living Well and Doing Good!

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Can a house made from old tires, recycled beer bottles, and detached from water and electricity be a luxurious answer to sustainable housing needs? Well, for those who have discovered the magic of Earthships the answer is “Yes!” Find out how people are creating the buildings of the future with surprisingly low-tech innovations! 

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Reinventing Plastic with Methane and Microbes

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How close are we to reinventing plastic? Well, it looks like a future with easily accessible, truly biodegradable plastics that can replace the harmful plastics we use today is right around the corner—and it uses the power of bacteria! 

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Giving New Life to Well-Loved Clothes

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What if you could give old clothes an entirely new life? This was the question Patagonia wanted to tackle as a warehouse of used gear piled up around them. The fix they came up with to keep these garments out of the landfills is a model that changes the future of clothing!

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The Conspiracy Chronicles: Plastic Waste, October 2019

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What can we do to reduce plastic waste? Here are some creative ways people are tackling our world’s plastic problem, and ways you can help!

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What if We Turned Plastic Waste into a Valuable Currency?

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The Plastic Bank is turning plastic into money for people around the globe. This idea has the power to end poverty while saving our oceans!

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What’s Our Waste Worth? A Fresh Look at the Value of Our World’s Plastic Waste

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What if we saw plastic waste as a valuable commodity and not just trash? The plastics littering our beaches and streets are an untapped resource just waiting to be explored by creative entrepreneurs around the world. Find out how!

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Our Plastic Waste Problem: It’s Not About Perfection

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We all know that plastic waste is a huge problem, but what are we supposed to do about it? Turns out there’s a lot we can do with just a few little changes!

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Who Exactly is Responsible for Waste Production

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Are you sick of seeing litter all over your hometown? Kamikatsu, Japan and other regions were fed up with GHG emissions and toxins, so they started reducing waste production and have already seen drastic improvements in their environments!

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A Village Made of Plastic

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What might happen if we placed more focus on the idea of inventing ever more creative and practical uses for what’s already been made? Why keep making more “stuff”? There’s something popping up in Panama that can inspire us all!

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Landfill Art: Amazing on Many Levels

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What if we connected our world by finding amazing new ways to use the things we already have too much of: like garbage, for instance?

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A Tale of Three Plastic Bottles

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Does recycling really make much difference? It turns out, our choices when it comes to plastic bottles make a major difference. TED-Ed explains how!

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