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Waste Lb Design so Lebanese Waste Fewer Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are evil.  They are not biodegradable, pollute our landfills, pollute our waterways, convince fish and ducks that they’re food… it’s pretty well established that they’re just bad news.  While activists encourage consumers to try using fewer bags, or sometimes try to ban the use of plastic bags entirely, the truth is that these […]

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Nike to Introduce Shoe Recycling Program in Israel

In yet another move to reduce solid waste and increase innovative recycling, Israel has joined Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe project. The Reuse-A-Shoe project was started in the United States in 1990 as a way to recycle old sports shoes.  Instead of allowing these worn-out items to be tossed into landfills, Nike collects the shoes and salvages rubber […]

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Eco Suit Company Bagir Makes Earth Friendly Deal With Egypt

A working relationship between the Middle East and Israel is possible and one innovative Israeli suit manufacturer Bagir has taken the initiative to extend its hands across the Egyptian border resulting in a union that is respectful, friendly and profitable. The outreach has been successfully achieved by Bagir Ltd, an Israeli company, by way of […]

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Eco-Art Goes Urban at Gebo Gallery in Tel Aviv

Marlene Ferrer and Johanan Herson are “trying to be artists in the middle of Tel Aviv,” without relinquishing their environmental consciousness. Creating eco-art in an urban setting, Ferrer joined with Herson to found Gebo Gallery Studios as a working, teaching gallery that explores artistic choices in the context of social and ecological awareness. The installation […]

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Cradle to Cradle or Cradle to Grave?

Two of the most basic terms in the ecological and sustainable design and architecture fields are “Cradle to Grave” and “Cradle to Cradle”. They relate to the product life cycle from the raw materials (Cradle) to disposal (Grave). What is Cradle to Grave A term used in life-cycle analysis to describe the entire life of […]

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Carlos Motta, Inspiration from Brazil

The tell-tale sign of an apartment being renovated in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the huge green dumpster holding piles of wood, doors, windows and tiles. Green Prophet says it’s time to reclaim some of those perfectly useful materials instead of sending them to landfill. Why not bypass that trip to IKEA and create simple, […]

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Making the most out of matkot

Israelis love playing matkot. It’s like table tennis without a table. And a hard small black ball like a squash ball. It makes an annoying sound at the beach but you can get used to it along with Israelis playing in their underwear which they think you won’t notice. It’s like a national sport. Updating […]