Recycling

Artist Creates Unimpressive Elephant Sculpture From Discarded Computers

December 22, 2009 / No Comments

We've seen some very talented artists create outstanding sculptures from trash, or from other stuff. This elephant sculpture though, is quite a disappointment, more so, because the artist Joe Carnevale created the amazing traffic barrel monster.

Wooly Pocket’s Vegabond Purse is a Living, Recycled Handbag

December 15, 2009 / No Comments

The living plant bag from Wooly Pocket could let you carry around a plant in your handbag, and would possibly also be quite a bother. If you have no problem with carrying along the handbag equivalent of a potted plant, this one overflows from environment goodness.

Sonic Fabric’s Playable Fedoras Made of Recycled Cassette Tape

December 11, 2009 / No Comments

Sonic Fabric's fedoras combine three great things: fashion, music and recycling. The good old cassette tapes are obsolete now, but designers Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar have found a great use for them. They have playable neckties on offer, and are now offering these playable fedoras created old-school style.

Smithfield Creates Completely Recycled Interiors for new Shop

December 10, 2009 / No Comments

British label Smithfield decided to give its new shop in Manchester an environment friendly look and feel. They got together with furniture designer Peter Masters. The designer, who runs the company Burnt Toast gave the shop a very different feel, with interiors made entirely from recycled materials, where recycled cardboard and recycled wood rule the roost.

Reusing Lightbulbs Creatively – Turn One Into a Terrarium

November 30, 2009 / No Comments

Incandescent light bulbs are becoming more and more rarely used, being replaced by  more efficient solutions. However, don't be quick to throw your old ones out - you may still be able to do some interesting things with it. For example, turn it into a small terrarium for moss and other small vegetation.

Coke Announces Greener, Plant-based Bottles

November 16, 2009 / No Comments

Considering the sheer volume of bottles Coke sells every year, the company's announcement to move from PET bottles to a blend of plastic and 30% plant-based materials, is more than welcome. The new sugarcane and molasses based bottles will have 25% less emissions when compared to traditional bottles.

ECO Inc. Launches New Green Pizza Box

October 16, 2009 / No Comments

Everyone loves pizza. But, don’t you just hate having to store leftovers in those big, awkward boxes? Even when all of the pizza is finished, you still have to throw all that cardboard away. Shouldn’t there be a more eco-friendly alternative to packaging one of the world’s favorite foods? Now there is.

Dog Day Afternoon

October 14, 2009 / No Comments

[gallery columns="2"] It’s a raining, overcast day and my favorite Labs are sleeping at my feet.  I think they feel the laziness the dreary day brings. Later, they will be up and about and I will take them on one of their daily long walks.  They have places to go, things to sniff and business to take care of.

GrassRoots Recycling Network Hosts Third National Recycling and Zero Waste Conference

October 14, 2009 / 3 Comments

Here's a statistic that I bet will surprise you: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that for every one barrel of residential trash, 71 more were created before the products that produced that waste reached consumer households. What's more, a new report from the EPA shows that ordinary consumer products and packaging account for 44% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Can you imagine ...

Recession Inspires Artist Jaynie Crimmins to Create with Shredded Paper and Beeswax

October 9, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6724" align="alignnone" width="430" caption=""Spiraling Costs," Paper and Beeswax, 16 in. x16 in.  (4 in. deep)"][/caption] Ever get so frustrated with the current economic downturn that you simply want to rip your financial documents to shreds? Artist Jaynie Crimmins did. And then she added some beeswax… ultimately creating a new series of multi-media works that she calls “Home Economics.”