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The ocean and a goldsmith in cooperation

“If we broke it, we have to fix it ourselves,” says jewellery designer Dóri Visy, who has made a special collection from ocean waste. Her jewellery, called Ocean Glass, are made from bits of broken glass ground smooth by the waves.

Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems of the 21st century as the mountains of waste that cover our fields and our waters grow ever taller and more menacing. We can do a lot for change at the individual level, but, thankfully, more and more brands and designers are also turning towards sustainable design focused on recycling and the use of natural materials.

Dóri Visy, one of the most talented young Hungarian jewellery designers, has used pieces of waste glass polished by the ocean for her Ocean Glass collection of rings. She has spent years collecting the pieces of glass on beaches.

In her collection, the pieces of waste mounted on lasting 14-carat yellow, white and rose gold settings are rendered valuable, while they also make a firm statement in favour of environmental awareness.

“If the shape and material of a ring
is durable and valuable, if it has a personalised style and concept,
if it can be worn for any occasion
and at any age, then perhaps
the owner will not feel the need
to buy dozens of rings. Overconsumption and the waste
of our existing objects are main
causes of our environmental
troubles,”

says the designer, whose collection, along with the importance of environmental awareness, also makes a stand against wasteful lifestyles.

Ocean Glass Photos: Facebook/dorivisy
Further information: dorivisy

Hungarian developments may solve the problem of pharmaceutical residues worldwide

The filtering of pharmaceutical derivatives from water is a problem for almost the entire world. That was part of the reason for the international interest elicited at the Budapest Water Summit by the results of a National Competitiveness and Excellence Programme (NVKP) project led by the Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science’s Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, which cover the complete set of associated problems.

New Coca-Cola bottles made of recycled marine waste

Coca-Cola has presented its first bottle made by recycling marine waste. At its test facility, it has so far produced 300 bottles that contain 25% plastic waste fished out the Mediterranean Sea.

The main reforms and innovations that highly promote water security and sustainable development

Interview with Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

How recent political conflicts can be the consequences of insufficient water resources

Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).

Budapest Water Summit attracts tremendous interest

A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The third day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

János Áder: Young people would like to preserve Hungary as their grandparents saw it

Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.

Papal message to the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2019

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The second day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The first day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

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