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  • Keep warm in a polyethylene "igloo"
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    Keep warm in a polyethylene "igloo"

    Insulating polyethylene foam and aluminium sheets: although it is a precarious solution for those who have no roof over their heads in winter, it enables them to sleep in a dry and warm environment. ...

  • The Fritz water vest
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    The Fritz water vest

    The Fritz Water Vest is proof of how a simple, yet ingenious, idea can improve daily life for millions of people at a low price. Its creator, Fritz Yambach, a professor at the San Jose University in ...

  • Fog Harvester
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    Fog Harvester

    Developed some twenty years ago in Chile by the Canadian NGO Fog Quest, the technique used to convert fog into drinking water has been reproduced throughout the world. Its first use in North Africa h...

  • A shelter made from plastic bricks
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    A shelter made from plastic bricks

    Oscar Mendez, a Colombian architect and entrepreneur, came up with the idea of building houses for the homeless using recycled waste plastic. In 2014, after 12 years of research, the owner of Concept...

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