The R.I.D, a Pocket-Sized Device That Detects Recyclable Material

By reducing research and leg work, this device makes eco efforts easier

While statistics on recycling vary, the consensus remains that we do not do enough (collectively or individually). The reasons range from improper sorting to ignored or unknown classifications, but one product could ease the burden of sorting and empower the broader population to recycle with results. UK-based Cohda Design Works recently unveiled the R.I.D, a handheld device that can identify recyclability simply by being pressed …

Eco-Friendliness is Crucial at the SCP Hotel, Colorado Springs

Their holistic hospitality approach encourages guest feedback, freedom and plenty of fitness

Situated roadside along I-25 (the primary north-south thoroughfare that connects Fort Collins, Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado), the SCP Hotel appears delightfully worn-in, but up close it’s undoubtedly new. Set between construction sites and empty parking lots, the space fills the block with energy. Its lobby, which sits separately from a sprawling corridor of motel-style rooms, is expansive. From the front doors, the square footage …

Gomi’s Plastic Waste Speaker

Made from plastic waste (like bags and bubble wrap), Gomi’s portable speaker is a thoughtful and practical solution to traditionally non-recyclable plastic pollution. With sourced materials from local food wholesalers, each speaker is crafted from roughly 100 plastic bags, and the clever design allows for the speaker to be broken down into three pieces, which can then be melted and reused for future products. Read …