Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable materials and objects. It can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and decrease the consumption of fresh raw materials. Doing so reduces energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and pollution of water and soil (from landfilling).

The collection Recycling includes solutions that allow for the collection of waste materials and their transformation into valuable resources, objects and tools.

Blueprints Summary


  • Lavamae
    Lava Mae converts old buses into bathrooms and showers for homeless people. They launched the mobile hygiene service in June of 2014 and it has since provided 14,000+ showers to 2,400 people.

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  • Liter of Light
    Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.

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  • Playground for Kids
    Revitalise young children’s playgrounds, schools or areas in your city using easy-to-access resources, recycled material and even illustrations designed by the kids themselves, starting from open-source plans and stencils.

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  • Precious Plastic
    Precious Plastic is a project developed by Dave Hakkens that allow people around the world to start their own local plastic workshop, first building their own machines and then exploring the infinite ways to transform plastic waste into new tools.

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  • Risk Lab (Laboratorio de Riesgo)
    Risk Lab is a solution developed by Pacifico, an innovative company based in Chile that uses creativity and new technologies to help vulnerable communities reduce the risks created by natural disasters and climate change.

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  • Sampah Jujur
    Sampah Jujur is a project by John Hardy that engages your community to organize collective clean-up actions (‘trash walks’) and sell the trash at a drop-off point where it gets sorted before being re-sold at a margin to recycling centers.

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