At first glance, São Paulo is more ‘concrete’ than ‘jungle’. But despite having only a small percentage of green space, the sprawling city generates a huge volume of horticultural waste, including 7 thousand tonnes of leaves, branches and logs every year. A group of designers and architects from the University of São Paulo decided not to let the perfectly good wood go to waste and created Dapoda — a ‘living lab’ for circular design. Their aim is to extend the value of tree clippings through turning them into new products, nurturing deeper interactions between the city and its natural environment. Learn more at: dapodadesign.com

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