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Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

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The world's landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we've added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day - and that's with many of us recycling and reusing more than ever.




 

 

Mitchell Joachim, Cities, Smart Trash, trash, landfill, waste, green building, materials, recycling, upcycling, 3D printing,

The world’s landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we’ve added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day – and that’s with many of us recycling and reusing more than ever. Many see waste as an unfortunate consequence of our consumer society, but designer Mitchell Joachim sees it as an untapped resource that could be used to create affordable shelters for booming global populations.

Mitchell Joachim, Cities, Smart Trash, trash, landfill, waste, green building, materials, recycling, upcycling, 3D printing, Mitchell Joachim, Cities, Smart Trash, trash, landfill, waste, green building, materials, recycling, upcycling, 3D printing,


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