POLYESTER WITH A PURPOSE
Seasick of plastics? Camira Fabrics has developed a material to help combat marine pollution. Made using SEAQUAL yarn, for every 4 metres of Oceanic fabric sold, 1kg of waste is removed from the ocean.
THE FUTURE OF CO-WORKING
Design duo Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool tell dezeen about the future of co-working spaces:
"They shouldn't be a kids playground... they need more than ping pong tables and bean bags... it's about creating a space that considers the four basic functions of the brain: individual work, collaborating, focused work – really diving deep into a matter – and rest. The brain needs to rest".
THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE MATERIALS
Actiu explores how the materials used in an environment ultimately affect your workers' mental and physical wellbeing, and why choosing the right materials is essential for a sustainable office.
Camira Fabrics isn't the only company combatting marine pollution: we love Plastic Whale's initiative, creating zero waste, circular furniture from the plastic fished out of Amsterdam's canals.
HOW 'GREEN' ARE YOUR PLANTS?
Some food for thought from BBC News: ways to make sure that the plants in your office are as eco-friendly as possible, from using British (or local) growers to reusing plastic pots.