Environmental Audit MEC backpack

Backpack Features: Made of 40-denier nylon with a water-resistant silicone polyurethane coating. Contoured, slim shoulder straps have mesh lining for ventilation. Height-adjustable sternum strap is detachable. Stretch-woven side pockets for narrow water bottles. Zippered front pocket for easy access to your phone or snacks. Internal zippered pocket for valuables. Removable foam back pad. When removed … Continue reading

Fairphone 2 Audit Report

By: Iris Ho Fairphone 2 Audit Report Fairphone 2 is a smartphone developed by Amsterdam-based social enterprise company, Fairphone. Fairphone begins in 2013 and their goal is to develop a smartphone that could minimize the harm to environment and society. In their website, they provided information of their products from material sourcing to the end-life … Continue reading

Self-sufficient community

By: Iris Ho Close-loop community is a project that is happening in Amsterdam by the California-based regenerative residential company called, Regen Villages. In this community, they grow their own food, manage their own waste and also generate its own power by using renewable energy sources such as wind power and solar power. Sounds like a … Continue reading

ORIGAMI ARCHITECTURE

By: Tharanketha Kirupaneshan   Imagine a house that could fit in a suitcase or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch. A new material has been developed that could potentially make shape-shifting buildings a reality. This object’s configuration is inspired by an origami technique known as ‘snapology’, in which … Continue reading

Environmental Audit: IKEAs BILLY bookcase

By Kajsa Logan-Müller BILLY A life cycle analysis The BILLY bookcase from IKEA is one of the brands most popular pieces of furniture, that over the course of the past 36 years has been sold in over 41 million copies all over the world. To say that they are copies is a bit of a lie … Continue reading