Styrofoam Collection

02022-12-19 | Environment, Video | 1 comment

we+ Gives Value to Styrofoam With the Refoam Collection:

Styrofoam collected from Tokyo and its suburbs is typically melted into ingots at intermediate treatment plants, which are then exported to Europe and South East Asia where they become granules that get used to make cheap, recycled plastic products – similar to ones you see in dollar stores. The process is complex and the transportation of the material between countries plays a detrimental role on the planet. Instead of allowing this process to continue, we+ turns the styrofoam into furniture right at the treatment plant, before they become ingots and head off to a wasteful journey.

Refoam from we+ on Vimeo.

1 Comment

  1. JaneParham

    Amazing. I just learned:

    “Tokyo is mandating that all new homes in the city be built with rooftop solar panels starting in 2025.

    “Tokyo is the first Japanese city to require rooftop solar on new homes. The mandate, which goes into effect in April of 2025, applies to roughly 50 large construction companies, which will be required to install solar arrays on homes with up to 2,000 square meters of floor space.”

    —YaleEnvironment360
    e360.yale.edu

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