IBM Lab Accidentally Makes New Type of Super-Strong, Recyclable Polymer

Strong, durable materials are hard to recycle—they're designed to stand up to abuse. But research chemists at an IBM laboratory just published their discovery of a never-before-seen family of polymers that's super strong, self-healing, lightweight, and easy to recycle. And it was discovered completely by accident. »5/16/14 11:00am5/16/14 11:00am

The 2012 London Olympics Will be the First to Use This Recyclable Basketball Stadium

Designed jointly by Sinclair Knight Merz, Wilkinson Eyre and KSS, this first-of-its-kind recyclable basketball stadium will make its debut at the London games. But! Because if its strategic built-to-be-broken-down design, the 1,000 ton steel structure can be reused after the games are over! »7/23/12 11:30pm7/23/12 11:30pm

Eco-Friendly 360 Paper Bottle Concept Makes Tetra Paks Look So '60s

I tend to avoid bottled water—my tap-water's fine and way cheaper—but since millions don't think the same, this concept from designers Brand Image would be a way to reduce the eco-impact of all those nasty plastic bottles. The 360 is a paper bottle, molded from 100% recyclable, food-safe paper, and its simplicity… »11/26/08 7:51am11/26/08 7:51am

PLoP! Collapsible, Recyclable Bookshelves Perfect For Students, Greens

In between beers, my student days were spent shuttling between at least 10 different homes, and my poor battered library would definitely have benefited from PLoP! This concept from designer Joyce Hong is simply a rigid cardboard bookshelf that collapses up when you need to move it around. It weighs just 4 pounds, and… »6/10/08 9:45am6/10/08 9:45am