Recycling

Old Airplane Transformed into Kindergarten

December 10, 2012 / No Comments

Do you want to see one of the coolest classrooms in this world? Come to Georgia. Gari Chapidze, rector of the Institute of Georgian-Ukrainian Social Relations, has turned an old Yak-42 airplane into a kindergarten classroom. He bought a working Yakovlev Yak-42 airplane from Georgian Airways and made it a beautiful kindergarten for the kids to play. After the purchase for ...

Levis Jeans Made Out of Plastic Bottles

November 6, 2012 / No Comments

You will be surprised to know that Levi Strauss & Co is slowly expanding their business world to recycling materials. The Levi’s brand has recently introduced their new denim line, which will be available worldwide, incorporating post-consumer recycling waste including brown beer bottles, green soda bottles, clear water bottles, and black food trays. The recycling materials are collected from municipal ...

Old Tires Recycled to Give Shape to Outdoor Furniture

October 25, 2012 / No Comments

We have seen old useless tires end up in the rivers, backyards and dustbins, and thus creating pollution and environmental hazards. The main obstruction in recycling the tires is that it is very hard to recycle. Worry not. Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a creative way to recycle old tires into useful seating options. Olivier was recently selected ...

Old School Bus Turns Beautiful Home

October 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you plan to build a house, you may have to undergo many hectic tasks like purchasing land, signing papers and paying utility bills, and all these appear to be too much trouble. Do you think that turning an unused bus into a sweet new home can be a better idea? That's what wpi Creative did with this old rickety ...

How water-savvy are you? Ways to help you reduce your bills and improve the climate we live in

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

Our climate is changing. In the past few months areas of the UK have been experiencing drought and yet we have seen so much rain that we wonder how we can still have areas of drought? What can we do? How should we be changing the ways we use water to protect our planet’s resources for future generations? Renewable resources include ...

Recycled Bottles and Textile Tree Celebrate Olympics in London

August 7, 2012 / No Comments

London’s South Bank has got a new look. Part of an Olympic celebration, Scottish artist Gayle Chong Kwan has used thousands of recycled plastic milk bottles to create a serene, fluffy looking environment. The bottles are erected or hanged down in such a way that they look like the "landscape" of stalagmites and stalactites. If you take a stroll through the ...

Floor Mats from Recycled Marine Ropes

August 1, 2012 / No Comments

This is a story of a reincarnation, which has a green side to it. Used marine ropes pose a huge risk to both humans as well as marine animals as they are usually left in the ocean. One way to avoid such a mess in the oceans is to convert these ropes into some other products. That’s exactly what Sophie Aschauer ...

Recycled Shipping Container is Now a Roaming Pizzeria

July 6, 2012 / No Comments

Pizzeria comes in different shapes and sizes. But what sets Del Popolo apart is that it was a shipping container in its earlier avatar. The recycled shipping container now is a mobile Neapolitan pizza joint; it, however, has kept those haute elements of the shipping container intact. The 20-foot shipping container went through recycling processes, before it was fitted on to ...

Bring Me Back is Puma Bid to Snip Impact on Environment

May 8, 2012 / No Comments

Puma has come up with a new initiative, something on the lines of recycling of used products. The program is in collaboration with global recycling firm I:CO, and is titled Bring Me Back. Launched in Germany, the program will have recycling bins installed in Puma stores in the country. It aims to collect gently used shoes, clothing, and accessories or whatever ...

Atmospheric Ball Gown is Made of Recycled Fishermen’s Jackets

April 26, 2012 / No Comments

Wouldn’t you too love to have the deep blue ocean playing on your attire? A piece of fabric that brings in all the fun of the blue seas on to your ball gown has been designed by Santa Monica-based architects at Minarc.  Significant about the new fabric is that it has been made from recycled fishermen’s jackets and repurposed rubber. Iceland-based ...