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July 20, 2018

Starbucks Is Opening Its First “Signing Store” for Deaf Community in the U.S.

Starbucks is about to become more inclusive thanks to the announcement of a new “Signing Store” in Washington, D.C. Spearheaded by a team of deaf Starbucks employees and allies, all employees at the Signing Store will be fluent in American Sign Language. The new Starbucks will open near Gallaudet University, a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students. This isn't Starbucks' first Signing Store.

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July 19, 2018

Wood and Resin Cutting Boards Bring the Beauty of the Beach to the Kitchen

Liverpool, England-based artist Kate Chesters creates handmade wooden cutting boards featuring stunning resin art. Inspired by nature, each unique design captures the essence of natural landscapes. From ocean-like blues to cloud-like magenta swirls, Chesters uses a variety of resin hues that beautifully merge together to create vibrant fusions of color and pattern.

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July 18, 2018

Floating Park in Rotterdam Is Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic Harvested From River

In Rotterdam, a floating park in the Maas River is showing just what can be created from plastic waste. Thanks to the Recycled Island Foundation, plastic collected from the river and port has been transformed into 1,500 square feet of floating habitat that will give back to the ecosystem. The foundation developed floating litter traps that ensnared the river trash over the course of 1.5 years, which was then sorted and recycled.

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