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  • Street Signs from Recycled Plastic

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

    The next time you’re in the city of Rio de Janeiro, take a closer look at that street, metro or park sign you’re passing. Chances are good that you’ll discover that it’s made of recycled plastic, rather than metal like traditional signs are. In August the city mayor issued a decree ordering all organs associated […]


    More Construction with PET Bottles

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

    In a prior entry I introduced you to Brazilian experiments with constructing homes using PET bottles. Today I’ll introduce you to Andreas Froese, a man who not only did it first in Honduras, but has gone much beyond the experimental stages to actually build over a dozen homes and community centers made of PET bottles, […]