Rewards scheme turns local waste into plastic blocks for community projects

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Global waste is such a massive issue that it can often feel like individual consumers' efforts to recycle and reuse are futile. WASTED is a project which hopes to dispel that myth by developing a local solution to the global problem of plastic waste. The project — run by CITIES Foundation — recently launched their pilot scheme in Amsterdam Noord. WASTED is a three-part system which combines recycling, community development, design and education. The core of the project involves recycling local plastic into versatile 'Blocks' during volunteer workshops, which are then used to build objects such as benches, planters and…

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