Our vision

We help build clean, circular societies

One container, neighbourhood, city and country at the time. Learn more about why we do what we do.

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No one is unaware of the challenges we face in correcting the earths climate. It needs to happen within our lifetime, or it may be irreversible. To us, our best chance of success lies in improving the way we live, and the way we act as consumers. We need to move away from-away consumerism, and learn to re-use wherever possible.

Thankfully, we as a society has already come a long way, and recycling is a growing trend across the world. A circular society is the only way to allow for a growing economy, while maintaining a sustainable way of life, and that is where we come in. as recycling continues to grow as a trend, the same inefficiencies we have had in waste management for the last 50 years still remain.

Did you know, that in Sweden, our home country, which have been recycling waste since long before most of us were born, an average recycling container is only half-full when it is emptied? And despite this, 25 % of all containers are overflowing, due to being emptied too late. It says itself that this is not going to work when our population not only grows, but recycle more and more. Smart Recycling’s vision is a clean, green society where we understand this material flow, where we help fulfil the potential of the circular economy.

Enabling you to contribute

You as a citizen play an important part in guiding the world into a more sustainable future. You do not have to work at a waste management company to help out, sometimes just getting the word out is enough.

What you can do
Italian thermal spa celebrates 101st anniversary with a sustainable renovation
23 July

Terme di Saturnia thermal spa in Italy gets a sustainable renovation by London-based studio THDP.

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California couple charged for starting wildfire during gender reveal
23 July

A 2020 gender reveal ceremony sparked a major wildfire. Now, the couple responsible is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating its own weather
23 July

The massive southern Oregon wildfire is producing terrifying pyrocumulus clouds. And it's still only 30% contained.

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The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out
23 July

When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape.

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Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials
23 July

SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences in Bodrum, Turkey.

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A beginner's guide to gardening
22 July

Even if you're a beginner, you can get started on a successful garden with these tips.

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G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement
22 July

Despite promises, G20 nations continue to invest in fossil fuels amid the climate crisis.

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France announces end of male chick culling
22 July

Being shredded alive. Getting gassed. It sounds like a horror movie, but in fact, it’s the true crime genre. But no more, say the French. France announced on Sunday that as of next year, male chicks can no longer be culled

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Elon Musk's tiny house is a Boxabl casita
22 July

For now at least, a tiny house called Boxabl is Musk’s abode, near SpaceX ground zero.

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Habitat for Humanity develops its first 3D-printed home in US
22 July

In Tempe, Arizona, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is building its first 3D-printed home on American soil.

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This vineyard suite is tucked into a Tuscan UNESCO world heritage site
21 July

The first unit of luxury vineyard suite Casa Ojalá was recently unveiled in the hills of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site.

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RHS Hilltop opens its wings to the study of horticulture
21 July

The widely respected Royal Horticultural Society is getting a promotion, coming out from the shadows and into the forefront of horticultural science. The U.K.'s first dedicated garden science hub is opening at the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will showcase educational opportunities and scientific work in the field of horticulture.

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Those Olympic anti-sex beds? Theyre actually for recycling.
21 July

Did the Olympics really make anti-sex beds? No. But those cardboard beds do shine a light on the environmental impact of the Olympics.

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Minka Solar Pods provide versatile off-grid work or chat hubs
21 July

Duffy London understands the need for comfortable and functional gathering spots with off-grid functionality.

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Cloudy Courtyard is crystal clear in its historical inspiration
21 July

The best architecture tells a story.

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New Potted Carbon planter captures CO2 with style
20 July

As worldwide anxiety about the climate crisis soars, conscious consumers are embracing the idea of carbon tech, or ways to turn excess CO2 into marketable products. Which is probably why the new Potted Carbon planters attained full Kickstarter funding in less than 36 hours.

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Worse poison ivy is yet another effect of climate change
20 July

Not only do hikers have to contend with wildfires and out-of-control ticks this year, but now even poison ivy is getting worse. This botanical bother's increasing severity is yet another effect of climate change.

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Here's how the billionaire space race hurts the environment
20 July

Over the years, pollution caused by rocket launches has often been brushed away due to the few launches taking place. However, due to the recent billionaire space race, conservationists are raising concerns over the pollution these launches create.

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You can rent the world's first 3D-printed Airbnb tiny home
20 July

With 3D printing, a small blob of material can turn into something amazing. Fibonacci House realizes this potential, as the world’s first fully 3D-printed concrete tiny home to be listed on Airbnb, now available to rent.

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Bucha delivers lab-made leather alternative for clean fashion
20 July

Bucha Bio is growing a clean, luxury leather alternative. Learn more about how Bucha is making leather sustainable.

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A mini rainforest thrives in the Nanbo Bay Reception Center
19 July

Visitors may question whether they're in a building at all thanks to all of the lush greenery inside the Nanbo Bay Reception Center by Sunson Design.

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Prominent environmental activist murdered in Nairobi
19 July

Joannah Stutchbury, a prominent environmental activist, was shot dead on July 15 while driving home in Nairobi, Kenya. The incident has been condemned by local environmental activists, who are calling for justice in response to the murder.

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Killer heatwaves threaten US farmworkers
19 July

People are suffering from heat waves around the U.S., but many can find relief indoors with air conditioning. Not so for farmworkers who, according to CDC data, are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat-related causes.

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400-year-old baroque restaurant Three Roses receives a sensitive facelift
19 July

This monastery-turned-restaurant has given architectural planners 400 years of layers to reveal — and celebrate.

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Jiangyin urban development by BAU honors humans, history and the planet
19 July

Throughout history, rivers have held a crucial role in industry as well as recreation, sometimes at the cost of one or the other. In the case of the Yangtze River, modern developers are dedicated to creating a balance that includes both.

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This backyard cottage in Seattle is only 800 square feet
16 July

Tiny living meets natural materials in this 800-square-foot Seattle cottage. Explore this design by Fivedot.

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Least developed countries tell rich nations to cut emissions
16 July

A coalition of 100 Least Developed Countries (LDC) is raising concerns over the slow rate at which developed countries are implementing their promises to reverse climate change.

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Moon wobble could lead to massive flooding
16 July

Considering retiring on the coast one day? Better rethink your plans. A new NASA study explains that a cute-sounding phenomenon called a "moon wobble" could lead to devastating coastal floods in the next decade.

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These prefabricated tiny homes are earthquake- and fire-resistant
16 July

Nestron is setting a standard for tiny houses of the future.

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La Poste du Louvre turns the page from 1888 to 2022
16 July

The story of la Poste du Louvre is both historic and modern.

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KADA's sustainable clothing line is designed to empower women
15 July

The company's products are designed by women, for women with a commitment to conservation.

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The Amazon rainforest now emits more carbon than it absorbs
15 July

A recent study in Nature shows that the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs. For the first time, scientists have confirmed that despite once being the largest carbon sink in the world, the rainforest has turned into a pollutant due to high rates of deforestation.

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EU climate proposals could significantly cut emissions
15 July

The EU has come up with a dozen proposals to form its most aggressive climate plan. Among the proposals is a plan to ban the production and sale of gas-powered vehicles and to tax jet fuel.

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I-N Beauty relies on science and plants for hair and skincare solutions
15 July

I-N Beauty has ‘planted’ its business in both science and plants, and the innovations have led to a line of natural skincare, body and hair products.

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Villa bordering nature reserve features natural stone design
15 July

Located in the Spanish town of Sotosalbos, Segovia, the House Salbos honors the 12th-century Romanesque architecture of the region with a modern design.

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Casa CBC incorporates greenery at every level
14 July

While a home provides shelter, it can also highlight exciting architectural design and a marriage with the surrounding landscape. In the case of CBC House, it’s all that and more.

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Worst drought in a century has hit over 93% of West Coast
14 July

Western U.S. states are experiencing the worst drought in the past century. Figures released by the U.S Drought Monitor show that 93% of the land in seven Western states is under drought.

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LA County beaches close after an 8-hour sewage spill
14 July

On Monday night, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an order to close several beaches along Santa Monica Bay following a raw sewage spillover on Sunday.

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Osokoa produces fun, playful organic children's clothing
14 July

These fun, gender-neutral children's clothes are made from organic cotton.

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ACPV designs Building D, an office focused on employee health
14 July

A previously industrial area in the southern part of Milan has a long-term plan for renewed development.

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The Uni Villa is a tiny eco-resort that can thrive anywhere
13 July

How many people wish they had their own little retreat? Studio Puisto has developed a new, modular accommodation that it believes would make it easier for people to open a small, sustainable resort anywhere.

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UN outlines biodiversity plan to reverse climate change
13 July

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (U.N. CBD) has set out a plan to reverse ecological destruction, cut down extinction rates and promote human coexistence with nature. The plan will also protect at least 30% of the world's oceans and land to achieve significant climate crisis mitigation by 2030.

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Dragonflies are losing their color due to climate change
13 July

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that dragonflies are losing key features due to climate change. The study has established that global warming is causing male dragonflies to lose their color, a feature used to attract mates.

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A tropical forest will soon grow in Helsinki and provide all the citys heat
13 July

Hot Heart is a series of islands that store thermal energy and can support tropical forest ecosystems from all over the world.

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The Cantilever House combats a hot climate with sustainable design
13 July

Located in Delhi, India, the Cantilever House uses thoughtful design to reduce the building’s environmental impact and respond to the harsh North Indian climate.

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The best plants for pollinators
12 July

If you want to beautify your yard while simultaneously doing your little part to save the world, consider planting a pollinator garden.

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China removes giant pandas from endangered species list
12 July

Giant pandas are no longer endangered, according to an announcement made by the Chinese government.

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Governor calls for reduced water usage amid 2021 California drought
12 July

Governor Gavin Newsom has placed 50 of California's 58 counties under a drought emergency order, and the number may grow.

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Meejee sets sustainable goals for skincare with less plastic
12 July

The beauty industry is notorious for plastic waste, but Meejee wants to be the solution with its new facial cleansing massager made from recycled plastic.

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For Purpose Recycling debuts recycled ocean plastic utility belt
12 July

Each belt funds the prevention of 10 kilograms worth of plastic waste from entering the ocean.

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