Recycling

Honda to Reuse Rare Earth Metals from Used Car Parts

April 19, 2012 / No Comments

Honda plans to start the world’s first mass recycling process of extracting rare earth metals from its used cars this month.  The car maker has entered into a tie-up with the Japan Metals and Chemicals Company for this recycling process, where in rare-earth metals from the nickel-metal hydride batteries will be collected from used hybrid vehicles like Honda Insight and ...

Ford Focus Electric Seats Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

January 10, 2012 / No Comments

Ford continues to reveal its environmental awareness by involving recycling strategies in its manufacturing processes, after committing to turning its Wixom Assembly Plant into an eco-conscious paradise relying on renewables. We now hear that the new EV from Ford will use Repreve seating material made by Unifi. Repreve is a blend of post-industrial fiber waste and post-consumer waste such as the ...

Bridgestone Air-less Recyclable Tires Unveiled inTokyo

January 3, 2012 / No Comments

Close on the heels of the introduction of airless tires by Michelin, Bridgestone has now come up with the airless models which are 100 percent recyclable. Michelin had recently introduced their airless tires under the trade name Tweel, which is the trend setter of the variant. The material used by Bridgestone for the concept is flexible, durable and recyclable. The new ...

Axion 100 Percent Recycled Construction Product Welcomes You to the Future

December 9, 2011 / No Comments

Axion International has taken a new step towards a greener future by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most of which comes from plastic bottles. The US recycles just 27% of its plastic bottle waste as of now, but the innovation from Axion has been working to raise that number. The materials are created without the use of additional ...

Undies from Upcycled Cashmere Sweaters, the Sartoria Way

October 31, 2011 / No Comments

Prepare with luxury for the upcoming winter in the Great White North. Sartoria has pretty cool and comfy undergarments to offer. Each pair of these wooly undies is handmade, from upcycled merino-wool and cashmere sweaters.   Choose from the four available sizes of S, M, L and XL and pick the rise as well. Men folk do not worry, you too have plenty ...

Spooktacular Jewelry from Animal Vertebrae

October 13, 2011 / No Comments

To make bonny and spooktacular jewelry, designers have used animal vertebrae! Natalie Mauro and Nicole Morrall have got dozens of vertebrae  for this purpose. For their new jewelry line, Bones and Feathers Collective, the designers melt down recycled bronze bullet casings to mold around wax castings of fox, shark, and rattlesnake vertebrae. The result: Necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings that make ...

Mark O’Brien Makes his Shoes Out of the Box

October 7, 2011 / No Comments

Mark O’Brien put himself in different shoes and literally thought out of the box. The UK. artist, who describes himself a ``crazy cardboard craftsman’’ and heads the Manchester-based MOB Cardboard, recycles corrugated beer crates into three-dimensional sculptures, including ersatz men's shoes. The shoes appear so realistic that people got easily fooled. Though any unusual material ignites his imagination, cardboard remains his medium ...

Used Tires Assume the Shape of Kids’ Playground

September 29, 2011 / No Comments

Anne Marie van Splunter, the grand artist-designer, has deflated the common misconception that used tires are useless. Her fertile imagination, wedded to the requisite know-how, has given birth to a wonderful project for refugee kids in Thailand - a playground. Her amazing `Rubber Tree’ design concept has resulted in a fun project for kids. Statistics say that consumers in the United ...

Star Wars Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers to Create Stormtrooper Helmet

September 23, 2011 / No Comments

You can do many things with a pair of sneakers, especially if it is from Adidas. For example, you can just wear it on your feet like all the rest of the people. But artist Freehand Profit decided to wear it on his head. Freehand Profit created an incredibly spot-on replica of a Star Wars Stormtrooper headgear out of Adidas sneakers. He ...

Recycled Plastic Bike Frii Helps in Quick Short Trips

September 7, 2011 / 1 Comment

A bicycle from the plastic waste is an amazing idea, right? That’s exactly what Israeli industrial designer Dror Peleg has attempted successfully. Christened Frii Bicycle, the smartly-built bike will be useful in urban transportation. The components of the bike have been injection-molded into modular shapes and connected together to form the strong, lightweight and very colorful single-speed bike. It can be ...