Recycling

Stola Table Lamps Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

September 10, 2013 / No Comments

Are you looking for an eco friendly table lamp? Then stop your search for a device of that kind and bring in a Stola table lamp. The superbly designed product has been manufactured by design company ‘Actual SF’ and has been made from 100% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate. The raw material for the manufacturing of this unique item is recovered from ...

Recycling Old Gold Can Put an End to the Need for More Mining

September 9, 2013 / No Comments

Human love for gold and gold ornaments is nothing new. From time immemorial, people have placed their trust on this yellow metal for its value and glow. According to the US Geological Survey, 171,300 tons of gold have been mined throughput the past and the rate is increasing by 3,000 tons every year. But then, do you know that gold mining ...

People Tend to Ignore Trash Looking Things and Give Recycling the Miss

August 23, 2013 / No Comments

You can’t deny the fact that some level of recycling is essential, so that it can save energy and avoid environmental disruption. Despite knowing all the benefits of recycling, we tend to ignore them. A group of scientists has tried to find out the reason behind this and, interestingly study results show that our sense of an object’s utility and ...

CanvasPop Converts Waste Canvas into Wallets

June 24, 2013 / No Comments

Art print manufacturer CanvasPop has all along been a crusader for the benefit of human cause. Green initiatives have been a norm for them, and they have also managed to reduce manufacturing waste in a big way, along with introducing new products. Imagine the revenue thus generated. Canvas Pop has now announced a new project christened “Remade”, which converts pieces of ...

Old Fishing Baskets turn Beautiful Pendant Lamps

May 28, 2013 / No Comments

This year at the ICFF, Tucker Robbins showcased one of the eye catching designs he created. Beautiful pendant lamps crafted from repurposed fishing baskets offered an amazing show. Significant was the fact that these lamps were made from thrown away materials. Tucker Robbins uses disused fishing baskets made by local, craftspeople in Sulawesi, Indonesia. These baskets are then given a new ...

Old Bikes Recycled to Make Innovative Furniture Designs

May 21, 2013 / No Comments

The world has understood the importance of recycling to a large extent. Gilbert Vanden Heuvel, a designer magician from Canada, with his skills is now going a step further by converting old bike parts to eye-catching, environmentally-friendly interior furnishings. At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York last weekend, he showed off an exclusive range of furniture designs and ...

REPREVE-Based Graduation Gowns Made from Recycled Plastic

May 10, 2013 / No Comments

How do you make your graduation greener? Learn how from Unifi, Inc and Herff Jones! The two have teamed up to make graduation greener with Renew Graduation gowns, made with REPREVE recycled fiber.  The gowns made with REPREVE recycled fiber will be reaching 440,000 students by the end of 2013 graduation season. Significant enough is the fact that more than 12.7 million ...

Bicycles Made From Dumped Old Cars are Awesome

February 25, 2013 / No Comments

Bicycled, a new company from Lola Madrid is doing something different. The company is building bikes from junked cars. Every product from Bicycled is based on consumer insight. Though the company does not have a special product development department, its products are created by talented creative personnel. Every Bicycled bike is made from real car parts and therefore two similar bikes are ...

Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries into Energy Management Systems

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently announced its plans to recycle old NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hybrid) batteries from their hybrid cars. The batteries will be recycled into energy management systems. The venture will start from April and aims for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The recycled systems will be sold via TMC's energy business company, Toyota Turbine and ...

Artist Creates TV from 625 Remote Controls

January 29, 2013 / No Comments

Normally, we think remote controls as gadgets to surf through channels or control a television set. But how about a TV made fully out of remote controls? Don’t think that it is impossible. An artist named Chris Shen has proved it is indeed possible. Shen tried to reverse the function of a remote control to a television. For this, he collected ...