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  • Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction
    At a glance 2 min

    Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction

    A finalist in the International Circular Challenge 2019, a competition that rewards and promotes future leaders in the circular economy, the Tanzanian EcoAct start-up manufactures lumber from recycled...

  • Another monument wrapped up!
    At a glance 1 min

    Another monument wrapped up!

    The Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris’ emblematic monuments, will be wrapped up by American visual artist Christo in April 2020. The installation will require 25,000 m2 of recyclable silver-blue polyprop...

  • Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre
    At a glance 2 min

    Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre

    Danish architect’s firm BIG has a slightly loopy project in mind: creating an artificial ski slope on the roof of a waste treatment centre. Their project is about to come to fruition and is scheduled ...

  • The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!
    At a glance 1 min

    The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!

    Home automation systems are becoming increasingly popular. Buildings are becoming smart and windows are no strangers to this new development and modernisation. Proof of this is the Smart Window, which...

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