Shape-shifting doesn't necessarily get a good rep. Too often, masters of transformation use their powers to trick and deceive for selfish means. When we look around us, though, we also see a lot of people using this ability for good. To turn bad things into better things. To get some lemons... and make some banging lemonade.
Perhaps none are more inspiring than the great minds turning one man's trash into another's treasure. During our search for like-minded collaborators on our new project, we've come across innovative entrepreneurs all across Bali using their creativity to change underused, overlooked or thrown away materials into useful, beautiful, valuable objects.
These ventures bring hope that maybe, just maybe, we humans are capable of swapping out our old harmful habits for new regenerative ones.
If you want to feel a bit less doomy and gloomy about the state of the planet, take a look at what these heroes are up to. They might even trigger a genius idea for a new enterprise of your own...
From: glassware trash, natural stone waste from construction sites, old plaster moulds
Into: ceramic glazes, clay, new collection moulds
From: naturally grown cassava leaves
Into: biopolymers used to make “not-plastic” bags
From: dried banana leaves and cassava leaves
Into: durable food packaging
From: plastic bags found in rivers
Into: plastic blocks used for building materials and furniture