Pavilion Made of Beverage Cartons Breathes Life into Waste as Construction Material

Pavilion Made of Beverage Cartons Breathes Life into Waste as Construction Material
Design

A Swiss team from ETH Zurich proves that a strong structure can be made out of old paperboard that can be repeatedly re-compressed and re-configured

Rachel Pincus
  • 15 june 2015

According to the EPA, in 2012, the United States generated about 251 million tons of trash. Statistics like this make us uncomfortable waste is neither a resource nor a product, and thus we force it out of our consciousness. What if we didn’t have to push our waste—even our recycling—aside?

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