Army tanks left over are now being used already with the leadership of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Currently those tanks are being used as artificial reefs for fish habitats. All of the used army tanks are being cleaned thoroughly. After cleaning, all of them are being sunk and all that will float are removed. If there will be any hydraulic fluid oil or grease and contaminant, they are already being cleared, as well as those items that will obstruct the smooth flow of the water. Majority of those sunken materials are stainless steel. This process is being done hoping to increase resident fish populations.
All of us are aware of the population growth across the globe that eventually causes the pollutions that we are experiencing. However, designers mary Mattingly and Mira Hunter had created the waterpod. The Waterpod is a floating habitat that will be launch on Labor Day. The Waterpod is designed to be fully self-sustaining and is made of reclaimes wood, metal and plastic. In addition, the Waterpod is affixed in a surplus barge with a size of 80×25 feet. The nice part of the Waterpod is its primary energy sources that will be the passive and active solar systems, which is combined wind a wind turbine.
Recycling of a bicycle seat never came across to my mind. My family used to throw away our old bicycle seat the moment my dad has bought a new one. However, when I see this unique furniture made of used bicycle seat, I find it unique and eco-friendly. This eco-friendly furniture is from a Japanese company Scarabike, and is set to be displayed at the Tokyo Design Festival. In addition, Hiroshige Koike designs this unique creation. The used bike seat furniture is composing of a sofa and a stool all are finished with bicycle seat. This concept is truly a useful one that save our nature at the same time.
Recycling an old building is very helpful and useful. Instead of crashing the old building and waste a certain amount of money for the said activity, architects Rock & Architecture Peace decided to reuse the old pilarizada structure in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The remodeled it and became the Domincan Via Building. Its continuous glass around the perimeter allows the people to have a continuous visual communication with each other, which in turn creates a direct contact between various internal and public place. On the other hand, the parking area located outdoor is not just a parking area but is also intended as space for any public activities in a larger scale.
Everybody did an x-ray test and all of them normally throw away the x-ray photo after receiving their doctor’s findings. However, Sture Pallarp amazes me when I see his work out of an X-ray photo. It is an elegant and stylish lamp shade. Designs don’t need to be drawn or printed since the x-ray photo itself already has it. This is a very unique and interesting work of art by the designer. I will definitely consider this as a masterpiece, since I find it unique. I will definitely follow this idea and will surely make my own recycled x-ray lamp. This product is truly an amazing one.
Used and old pots and pans are normally thrown away. However, Paris based designer Gilles Eichenbaum, looks those used pots and pans in a different way. He recycled those items and turn it into a useful and unique home décor products. With this idea of recycling, I am sure nobody would want to throw their used pot and pans anymore. In this way, people will not only save from their home décor expenses but also they have saved our Mother Nature from possible harm caused by mountains of landfills. If you want to do a share why not try patronizing the work of Gilles Eichenbaum or make your own home décor of recycled materials.
The Flat-Pac Emergency Shelter is another eco-friendly shelter concept that will definitely help our brothers and sisters in disaster zones. This shelter is made from lightweight materials for easy transportation. In addition, mostly of the materials are recycled that made it an eco-friendly one. Two people without the need of any tools can easily install the Flat-Pac shelter. It has roofs and floors that pop locks and cam locks to secure the sections together. Another great feature of the Flat-Pac shelter is the aluminum support poles that twist locks into the floor and the waterproof recycled polyester sides that zip together and attach to the structure to make the residents safe, clean and dry.
We all know that being an eco-friendly person, we can avail the incentive of living clean and fresh. However, we do not yet know about receiving a monetary incentive when we live the eco-friendly life. In New York City, they have this incentive based recycling campaign program machine called Revive. With this program, everybody is encourage to walk by and drop their empty bottles and cans, and in return they will receive some extra cash on their recycling debit card that can be used in various establishments throughout New York City. The can also simply select the donate touch screen button and the profit will be automatically transferred to the designated local charity.
Shelter is one of the basic needs for our daily lives. During disasters, shelters generally are lost that is why the lightweight emergency shelter is created. It is designed for easy transportation to any disaster zones wherein shelters are needed. The lightweight emergency shelter is made out of recycled polyester mesh and aluminum, and comes in a single component that are sewn together to form one piece and eliminate losing of parts. It can easily be assembled by just pulling the frame work until it locks-up . When dismantling, simply push the pop locks at each joint and fold the shelter up for storage or reuse.
Inspired by the Indian Ocean earthquake tragedy in 2004 that kills 430 innocent lives, the Sanctuary is created. It is a solution created for future natural calamities. The Sanctuary is a compact and lightweight shelter that is made of DuPont Tyvek for it to be lightweight, moisture repelling, water, tear, chemical resistance, flexibility, opacity and highly recyclable, resistant to blood and water borne microbes. The whole shelter is made with a biodegradable potato starch wireframe structure, which will automatically springs into shape from its flat compressed state. The upper part of the shelter has a reflective painted “x” mark for easy recognition to rescue operators. The shelter includes a first aid kit, blanket, towel and a temporary sandal. In addition, it can easily be compressed and transfer to another location.
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