A local team in Thailand have profitably reused thousands of old flip-flops, turning them into new shoes. They call their project “Tlejourn,” a Thai play on words for traveling shoes.
Because flip-flops can’t be melted down and recycled, they devised a low-tech, inexpensive way to upcycle old flip-flops by grinding them into small pieces and then gluing them together into one solid piece. The volunteer group Trash Hero gives them all the flip-flops they find while cleaning up the local beach.
Some researchers of Washington University have discovered a very unique method that uses plants to clean air which cause different diseases. To aid this problem, they suggest us to grow genetically modified plants also known as filter houseplants — these plants help purify the air at your homes or in our surroundings (1). The teams genetically modified plants by including a gene that is present in all mammals and injected it into Epipremnum aureum plants (2). Their researches have shown that the amount of benzene has been reduced by 75% by placing such plants in their homes