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Today we take a closer look at TRASH




TRASHLAB Miniwiz in Taipei Taiwan

For thousands of years, trash has been discriminated against, labeled as waste, worthy only of disposal. But at a company in Taipei Taiwan, Miniwiz is thinking the exact opposite-in fact, it's in the trash that they trust. Because trash equals possibility. The possibility of a circular and sustainable economy and a cleaner, brighter future for us and the generations to follow-but only if we learn how to work with it, rather than discard it. And in order to learn, first, we must get to know it, and intimately . So for this very reason, 12 years ago they built TRASHLAB, the world's only laboratory dedicated exclusively to unlocking the upcycling potential of this abundant but deeply damaging resource.





MINIWIZ designers and engineers have invented over 1200 sustainable materials and developed a smart recycling system,


MINIWIZ invents 20 new materials every month using the world's richest resource-trash. Every day our teams experiment in the Trash Lab to build our material portfolio, a vast collection with unlimited possibilities of scaled application, at an even higher performance than the traditional carbon- heavy materials currently deployed in our global system.


-TRASHLAB is the place we cook up material miracles every single day, exploring hundreds of recipes before finding the highest performance outcomes. Inventing new machinery, imagining new techniques and molecular treatments are all part of our daily routine reflecting our tireless commitment to our goal-creating a truly circular economy . And most importantly, it's all with zero toxicity and can be re-recycled again.


-AI smart recycling system Robin and its rewarding system help us to turn our consumers into recyclers. With data-based digital fabrication and AI recognition in trash material collection combined with its own unique single material engineering and design methods, MINIWIZ is able to decentralize scaled upcycling system globally. With mini TRASHPRESSO along Robin's side, we believe that non toxic material from our current daily consumption will be the only sustainable building blocks that power our future lifestyle.







MINIWIZ was founded in March 2005 by architect and structural engineers Arthur Huang and Jarvis Liu . They based their company purpose on a mission to address the great disparity between sustainability, recycling and eco-consciousness and the bleak market reality around its lack of financially feasible applications . In 2007, MINIWIZ developed its breakthrough project, the HYmini -a groundbreaking portable wind, solar and hand-crank power generator made from recycled electronic waste plastic and post-consumer recycled paper. This device, a zero carbon footprint charging product, was the first in hundreds of MINIWIZ projects to follow, which truly encapsulated all MINIWIZ stands for --performance efficiency at zero carbon cost. In the years to follow we have expanded our customer solutions offering across a number of disciplines, all based on these founding principles.

By 2015, the World Economic Forum had recognized Miniwiz as a Technology Pioneer in the category “Energy / Environment / Infrastructure”, highlighting the positive impact that the company's activity has had upon the world's environment and economic development. Today, MINIWIZ focusses on turning post -consumer waste into high-performance materials enabling the movement into a truly circular economy , thus frequently receiving extensive media attention and many awards for innovation in the recycling and building-material sector.






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