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AquiPor Develops a Porous Pavement that Absorbs Rainwater and Prevents Flooding | AquiDrain

Water logging and flooding in cities are a common sight these days. To curb this problem, various technologies including infrastructural strategies have been implemented. But flooding from rainfall is still on the rise in urban developments.

First Renewable Plant-Based Resin to Offer Aesthetic Interior Solutions | Meba Bioresine

In a quest to build avant-garde materials that would serve the purpose of functionality and sustainability, Meba has created a plant-based resin. With the help of raw and renewable materials from agricultural and food industries such as oils and corn processing residues.

Textile Waste Gets Upcycled into Simple, Smart and Circular Acoustic Panels | BAUX Acoustic Flexfelt

Cofounders Jonas Pettersson, John Lofgren and Petrus Palmer of Form Us With Love (FUWL) have recently collaborated with entrepreneurs Johan Ronnestam and Fredrik Franzon to create acoustic panels made out of textile waste.

Yair Neuman Highlights Eyewear Industry Waste by Transforming Lens Waste into Lamps | Lens Light

London-based designer Yair Neuman has explored ways to minimize the environmental impact of things around us. Exploring sustainable design practices, Neuman collaborated with eyewear brand Cubitts to create a designer lighting solution.

Designer Uses Recycled Newspaper to Create Sturdy Bricks and Furniture | PaperBricks

Designer WooJai Lee has invented a whole new range of bricks and furniture that is made out of recycled paper. Although Lee wasn’t fond of nature, seeing the lush green nature around him while growing up in New Zealand unknowingly influenced him.

Designer Creates Soundproof Tiles from Wood Waste and Cocoa Husks | HexBix Tiles

Award-winning British designer and the founder of Less is Better, Henry Swanzy is known for creating aesthetically pleasing, functional alternatives to mass-produced products.

Designer Curbs Himalayan Wildfires by Creating Homeware Using Pine Needles | Cheer Project | SR Decor

With the aim to create a sustainable future, industrial designer and material researcher Gaurav MK Wali initiated the Cheer Project – a plan to reimagine product design in ways that are not only sensible for the environment but are also aesthetically appealing and usable.

Honext Reuses Cellulose Fibres from Waste Paper to Create Construction Boards

Honext, a Barcelona-based startup, has developed a sustainable construction board material that is made out of a combination of enzymes and cellulose which is sourced from waste streams of paper production. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

Designer Adapts Rock Formation Process to Create Tiles Made out of Household Plastic Waste | Plastic Stone Tiles

For her bachelor’s degree at the Koln International School of Design, student designer Enis Akiev created a material from plastic waste by exposing it to processes that are similar to a rock formation.

This Floating Pure Bubble Will Improve The Quality of Outdoor Air | SR Product Update

Designer Wang Hong Min has envisioned a concept called Pure Bubble that will improve the outdoor air quality.