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OneDollarGlasses: high quality eyewear even the poorest can afford.

27/03/14

OneDollarGlasses: high quality eyewear even the poorest can afford.

We talked to Martin Aufmuth, founder of the OneDollarGlasses organisation and inventor of a mobile optician’s workshop to make eyeglasses available to all poor and isolated communities.
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Defying the rules of design

25/02/14

Defying the rules of design

An interview with Poul Madsen, CEO and founder for Normann Copenhagen.
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Facilitating music learning thanks to plastics

31/01/14

Facilitating music learning thanks to plastics

An interview with Matt Pope, director of Warwick Music, the company which originated the Pbone trombone; and Max Clissold, co-founder of Nuvo Instrumental, the manufacturer of the Clarinéo and the Jflute.
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Continuous evolutions at Salomon

02/01/14

Continuous evolutions at Salomon

An interview with Thomas Saillet, Nordic skiing Research and Development Manager at Salomon
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Artistic recycling offers a new life to plastic objects

10/12/13

Artistic recycling offers a new life to plastic objects

An interview with Cicia Hartmann, a visual artist specialising in artistic recycling, creator of many artistic installations and a creative workshop leader.
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A local 3D print shop around the corner

30/10/13

A local 3D print shop around the corner

We talked to Bram de Zwart, founder of the biggest European network of online 3D printing services which enjoyed an unexpected runaway success from the start.
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Awakening the senses

26/09/13

Awakening the senses

The psychomotrician's objective is clear: reconciling patients with their bodies by helping them to overcome certain psychomotor disorders. This specialist observes and assesses a patient's abilities while seeking the root cause of their problems. To achieve this, play and a number of accessories are used, and this is where plastics come into their own. An interview with Nathalie Van Dijck, a psychomotrician living and working in the Belgian province of Brabant.
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Ecoalf, a direct line from trash to streetwear

03/09/13

Ecoalf, a direct line from trash to streetwear

An interview with Javier Goyeneche, the Spanish creator of FUN&BASICS, a streetwear brand dedicated to natural materials and, since 2007, founder of the Ecoalf brand that aims for 100% recycling.
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The main hazards of plastic marine debris are not what you might think

02/07/13

The main hazards of plastic marine debris are not what you might think

François Galgani, an oceanographer at IFREMER and head of the European group responsible for implementation of the European Directive on marine litter, gives his insights on this controversial issue.
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Making water from air

29/05/13

Making water from air

Worldwide, more than a billion people live without access to safe drinking water. And it's a well known fact that increasing population sizes means that water will be a crucial issue for the coming decades. How can we cope without draining the planet? The solution could come from heavens, as explained by Eole Water, a start-up that recently designed a revolutionary wind turbine. We met up with Thibault Janin, director of marketing and communication for Eole Water.
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