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CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers
Posted By Molly Cotter On February 6, 2012 @ 2:20 pm In green gadgets,green technology | 1 Comment
A new smartphone app made by the folks at CORA  may soon be available to eco-savvy individuals and businesses who are looking to make use of, or donate, old materials in lieu of sending them off to the local landfill. The new app lets users type in what kind of trash they are tossing and in turn shows them if someone nearby would like it, where they can recycle it, and it even offers a list of super cool upcycling DIY projects  that make use of the trash! This app will certainly make people think twice before throwing out their seemingly unwanted items.
Team CORA’s Kickstarter  page is already stocked to the brim with ideas made with the simplest of household items. A handful of used pens could be donated to a local library, or even turned into a funky lamp; old jeans can be used as an alternative to hard plastic, or incorporated into home insulation or car soundproofing; and plastic mesh bags that often carry fruit can be reconstructed into nifty pot scrubbers.
+ Team CORA 
Via Treehugger 
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 CORA: http://teamcora.com/
 upcycling DIY projects: http://teamcora.com/about/app/
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 Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/464119894/cora-transform-your-trash-to-treasure
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/cora-transform-your-trash-treasure.html
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