upcycling

Waste Bottles Turn Into Building Material for EcoARK

April 14, 2010 / No Comments

Taipei's EcoARK pavilion isn't just a good looking structure, it is an environmentally friendly and intriguing design as well. The building material used for the construction of the pavilion is Polli Bricks, which is somewhat of a fancy word for discarded PET bottles.

Artist Grows Manga Veggies

April 13, 2010 / No Comments

Popular and entertaining as mangas might be, those comics do end up in the recycle bin at some point of time, no matter how hard you try to save your collection. Tokyo-based Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi thought of a better way, and put mangas to use as a gardening medium.

Artist Upcycles old Circuit Boards Into Art

March 25, 2010 / No Comments

PCBs, or Printed Circuit Boards are present in almost every electronic device, and considering the sheer number of such devices that reach the landfill, there's an entire mountain of circuit board to go along. They will stay on for thousands of years, adding to the huge pile of e-waste that the world is creating. Computer geek and artist Steven Rodrig ...

Juice Boxes Recycled to Create Lamps

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

The Loxolop lamp flows across a number of artistic boundaries. It is inspired by origami and biomorphism, takes on a great shape as a lamp, and best of all, it is made using waste paper from a juice carton factory. Getting the lamp to work, however, won't be an easy thing. There's an element of complexity in the lamp which ...

Plain-old Cans Upcycled Into Speakers

December 10, 2009 / No Comments

There is a whole lot of stuff ranging from edibles to supplies that comes in a can, and when used up, the landfill is the place to go for these cans. A few of them may be saved from going to landfills, and a lot more may be saved by the upcycled "Audio Cans" created by Dean Brown.

Kris Kuksi’s Toy Sculptures are Nothing Like Toys

November 20, 2009 / No Comments

Sculptor Kris Kuksi's excellence makes itself evident with these sculptures. Amazing as they look, they are in fact upcycled examples of old, discarded toys. The sculptor uses discarded toys to create these haunting sculptures that carry a medieval-ancient look. Old toys do make a major part of the sculptures, but the artist also uses other items like statues, mechanical part, or ...

Austrian Upcycling Shop Shows There’s Great Business in Trash

September 18, 2009 / No Comments

Upcycling is better than recycling or "reusing" in many ways. The idea is to start from discarded products or waste and create something sustainable, and usable as a daily item. Austrian shop Gabarage is busy showing the world the potential of garbage; the custom products that can be made from trash, and the money such products can bring in.