Alicja Wróblewska’s project aims to spotlight mankind’s impact on the environment
The technology could help reduce plastic waste, a major source of global pollution.
Swapp also plans to go beyond the world of retail by putting its refill-o-mats in other buildings such as blocks of flats in a bid to shake up shopping and shrink the mountains of plastic waste the world produces each year.
The organisation includes some of the country’s biggest retailers and food producers.
With the widespread use of plastic creating environmental challenges globally, jewellery designer Anna Orska teamed up with plastics recycler Weronika Banaś to create the stunning New Stone collection.
The hand-painted poles which have appeared in Poznań visually present particular data, such as the percentage of deforestation and air pollution.
The machines can offer rewards such as cinema tickets and shopping vouchers to encourage people to recycle their waste.
One of the first cities in Europe to enforce the EU’s May 1st plastics ban, Wałbrzych’s move not only reflects broader European trends but is a timely response to its local situation which sees inhabitants generate about five 1m3 cubes’ worth of plastic waste per day, each weighing roughly 200 kg.
Although made from plastic, Freeme founder Natalia Nykiel says her leggings are non-reflective, breathable and soft to the touch.
Made out of wheat bran the plates and spoons can be eaten or turned into compost.