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Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

We love the holidays for their wealth of wonderful traditions and decor designed to spread cheer, however we can't help but feel sorry for all of those living christmas trees that are abandoned after the

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London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

Early on a sunlit mid-September morning, on the banks of The Grand Union Canal in London, 25 designers, writers and academics from London Design Festival's Greengaged hub, took residence on the Beauchamp

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OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

Taking the idea of recycling to its logical conclusion, Italian architect, designer and art director Gianluca Soldi presented the Ovetto Recycling Bin, a recycled recycling center, last week at the London

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Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

All good things deserve a second life. This includes, as the re-opening of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) last weekend shows, everyday objects and civic architecture. The recently renovated museum now

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LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

Resembling something like a tropical forest, John Todd's attractive solution to waste-water management uses plants to clean up water. Consisting of a series of ecosystems that work together to break down

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Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Looking for some eco-funked out fashion that retains that urban vibe? Enter Goodone, an award-winning London based sustainable clothing collection..."with an edge". Designing one-off clothing made from

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SECONDHAND PEPE: Following Textile Recycling in Haiti

SECONDHAND PEPE: Following Textile Recycling in Haiti

In the 1960's US foreign aid to Haiti trickled in in the form of used clothing and the flow hasn't stopped since. Secondhand Pepe, a documentary film by Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi, follows the

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GOONJ PROJECT: Textile Recycling Initiative in New Delhi

GOONJ PROJECT: Textile Recycling Initiative in New Delhi

Turning one person’s waste into another person’s resource, the magnificent GOONJ project is setting a truly sustainable mindset in the heart of the Indian capital New Delhi. Taking the idea of

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

FromSomewhere's recycled tweed remixes, Autumn/Winter 07/08 After all the hoopla from the recent New York, London, Paris, and Milan fashion shows, it is nice to get back to basics and think about what

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Recycling Sculpture by Tony Cragg

Recycling Sculpture by Tony Cragg

British-born sculptor Tony Cragg uses color families and a carefully curated collection of flotsam and jetsam in his large-scale installations. Born in Liverpool, Cragg has an amazing collection of pieces

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EPA Announces New Cell-phone Recycling Program

EPA Announces New Cell-phone Recycling Program

The Consumer Electronics Show is all about the sizzle of shiny and new, but what happens to your old gadgets when you are ready for an upgrade? This week, the EPA announced an easy cellphone recycling

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COHDA: Recycling Design Factory at Dott 07

COHDA: Recycling Design Factory at Dott 07

One of our favorite eco-design visionaries Cohda Design recently brought its amazing recycling design process to the public by staging an interactive event that showed off its recycling machines and

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Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

November 15th is America Recycles Day! Time for New Yorkers to celebrate by finding a home for that used cellphone collection you're storing somewhere. Nokia recently announced a recycling campaign to

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BETTER WALL: Recycling Art Posters

BETTER WALL: Recycling Art Posters

In almost any cosmopolitan city in the world, you can look up at the tops of street lights and telephone polls to sneak a peak at what's happening inside the great museums of the region. Vinyl banners

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BIOS URN: Recycling Life

BIOS URN: Recycling Life

Some things in our society are completely over-designed (how many handbags does one person need?) Other things are so solemn that design is rarely, if ever, considered. Rituals surrounding death fall

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NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

Get rid of your old gadgets for free! The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host the second of five e-waste recycling drop off spots on Riverside Drive at Dyckman St. on January 9th from 10am-4pm. Bring

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LA: Free Electronics Recycling Drive

LA: Free Electronics Recycling Drive

If you have old electronic items sitting around your house - recycle them for free at this drive! They'll be accepting computers, monitors, televisions, mobile phones, VCRs, printers, faxes, telephones,

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Shocking study reveals 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic

Shocking study reveals 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic

The science is clear: the oceans and its creatures simply cannot take the burden of our plastic waste. Seabirds have been ingesting more and more of the stuff over the past few decades and the percentage

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15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

596 Acres Living Lots Identifying unused urban spaces and working with disenfranchised residents to reclaim them for public use, Living Lots has already transformed dozens of spaces in New York City.

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3

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Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

The ubiquitous BIC pen is one of the best symbols of modern consumerism—efficient, affordable, and easily disposable, these pens often wind up in the landfill at the end of their lifecycle. A team of

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CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

Can sustainable design thinking help us develop new furniture aesthetics and possibilities? We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society; everybody knows

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive industry. Inspired by

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Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

The Homestead Dairy farm in Indiana has been family owned since the beginning, when they started with nine cows in 1945. Now in its third generation, the farmers there have been working on ways to profit

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

Renovated wood-lined school bus by architecture grad Hank Butitta Most architecture students submit a written thesis for their final project, but not University of Minnesota grad Hank Butitta. The

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Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek, members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station will eat the very first crops grown in space -- lettuce. Monday, a batch of red

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Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design teamed up with Rintala Eggertsson Architects to create an art gallery intervention on the streets of the Norwegian capital. The MM1 Exhibition Room

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

With summer in full swing, many of us are hitting the road in search of the perfect holiday. But whether we’re traveling to the rural outskirts of town or to a far-away country, it’s important to

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