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Sustainability and the CD.

What do compact discs look like in their afterlife? By some estimates, several hundreds of billions of discs were fabricated since the introduction of the format, amounting to tonnes of plastic waste. Kieran Devlin, of Revive Innovations, offers one answer: a new process for reprocessing waste optical media items to make them useable in interior design and architecture, such as countertops and seating, as depicted here. Image credit: RE-CD, by Revive Innovations.

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