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Beer Bricks

I've been thinking lately about how much we waste, and if what we buy was better designed how much good it could do.

Take this Heineken bottle from the 60s.

"Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials."

Brilliant!

Granted, glass bottles may not be the best construction materials, but bow else could we re-engineer products and packaging to serve multiple purposes like this?

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