This Guy Is Making Furniture and Buildings out of Your Trash

Look around. How many objects in your vicinity contain recycled material? Probably none. Engineer and 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Arthur Huang is trying to change this by designing from trash new materials that can be used to make furniture, buildings, and even airplanes. Huang takes the stage to share his passion for sustainability, the challenges of reusing waste, and his incredible work pioneering new materials to give our trash a second life.

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