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The mutual and long-term goal of the NOS BOX project is

to raise awareness of NOS, its effect on the environment and user’s bodies

whilst designing ways to collect and utilize this unused metal waste source in

East London.

NOS is the second most used drug by 16 – 24 age group in the UK

and the 10th Highest Recreational Drug used in the world.


Nitrous Oxide canisters are collected as street sweepings and go into landfill.

Recycling companies and metal scrappers refuse to reuse siting them as being too dangerous.



The project included building "NOSBOX" to create a vessel for collection and recycling

made of collected nitrous oxide cannisters.


A series of awareness workshops were delivered to the local Shadwell  "Jamiatul" students.

Research, experimentation and development of NOS utilisation and design has been supported by Central St. Martins MA Bio Design in collaboration with MA Furniture Design.

NOS BOX project sponsored by Tower Hamlets was founded by Michelle Lowe-Holder

NOS BOX is designed and built by Peter Nasielski.

Branding and Logo"Toss Your Nos" conceived by cam&

Website Design Anshuman Gupta

 “NOS BOX” was launched on March 16th 2023 with Mayor Lutfur Rahman in Whitechapel.

March 27th UK government issued new legislation stating nitrous oxide use as illegal

March 27th afternoon NOSBOX was violently vandalised and the box had to be

taken down.

"NOSBOX" is currently in looking for a new home. 

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