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 …

Japan’s Trash-Collecting Samurai Performance Team

To draw attention to littering in Japanese cities, the Jidaigumi Basara walk through streets armed with fire tongs and dressed in kimonos as they collect trash. Self-dubbed as the “Picking-Up Trash Samurai Performance Team,” the individuals move in choreographed action. Every piece of trash collected provides an opportunity for performance. The act certainly succeeds in gathering the eyes and ears of passersby. Read more at …

AMEX to Release Card Composed of Recovered Ocean Plastic

With their Parley for the Oceans partnership, American Express plans to address the global problem of ocean plastic pollution in two ways. First, they’re releasing a new card primarily composed of plastic found in the ocean and along the coast. This will reduce their new plastic consumption. Further, this initiative is also about raising awareness for their cardholders and will include many other eco-friendly commitments. …