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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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Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Researchers recently discovered a fossilized jawbone that could have belonged to a new type of prehistoric human. The jawbone, originally found by fishermen in the Penghu Channel near Taiwan, has features

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Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don’t compost

Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don’t compost

In Seattle, there is now a big difference between trash and food. A new city law makes it illegal to toss out your leftovers and food scraps with the rest of your garbage. Effective this July, city

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New Zealand company turns old carpet into cool bicycles for kids

New Zealand company turns old carpet into cool bicycles for kids

Carpet may not be in style anymore, but they do serve a useful purpose --warming up a floor -- and now they can serve again after they’ve been torn out and thrown away. A New Zealand company has found a

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Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Losing mittens and other personal possessions isn't a modern-day woe: it appears that our Stone Age ancestors misplaced their personal belongings just as often as we do. An archaeological team working

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Artist uses poop to paint portrait of Mark Zuckerberg

Artist uses poop to paint portrait of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is not generally thought of as a well-loved person—many, in fact, believe that he single-handedly ruined the Internet by making the surveillance-rife, brand-punishing,

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Charles Wright’s self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

Charles Wright’s self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

The Alkira Resort House shocked the design world when it emerged like a spacecraft from the World Heritage rainforests of Queensland, Australia, in 2012. After serving as an off-the-grid vacation rental,

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Welsh couple transform old vans into rustic campers with wood interiors

Welsh couple transform old vans into rustic campers with wood interiors

The Goddards are based in the Welsh border town of Presteigne, where Bill works as a tree surgeon and carpenter. Bill uses locally sourced wood, and he tries to allow the wooden interiors to retain the

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Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Kala cotton is indigenous to the Kutch region of northwest India, and hand-weavers there have been working with that cotton for centuries to create all manner of textiles. Stitch by Stitch,

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Burn the trash, forget the toxins is the USA’s new garbage policy

Burn the trash, forget the toxins is the USA’s new garbage policy

“Burn baby, burn” is an old chant for a new generation of Americans who can't be bothered to put a bottle or two in a blue bin instead of a brown one. Americans produce 4.4 pounds of trash per person

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Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be the largest ever found

Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be the largest ever found

A newly discovered 5,000-year-old underground city is being hailed as one of the largest in the world - and one of the top archeological finds of all time. The city is located in the historical Cappadocia

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Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Vincent Callebaut's Paris Smart City plan includes a Mountain Tower and other green skyscrapers inspired by nature that fit within the existing structures of the city. The buildings take advantage of a

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Announcing Inhabitat’s inside look at the incredible designs behind the Pickathon Music Festival!

Announcing Inhabitat’s inside look at the incredible designs behind the Pickathon Music Festival!

If you're an avid indie music fan who also has a passion for good design and sustainability, then you may want to plan your summer around the Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival, a spectacular concert

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Green Design Predictions for 2015

Green Design Predictions for 2015

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org 2014 was the hottest year we've ever recorded on our home planet. Which means 2015 will have to be the hottest

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

Ecological Urinal The Ecological Urinal was created as a solution for places like Uganda's capital, Kampala, where on average, 1,000 people have to share the same toilet. The make-shift urinal is an

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How to recycle your holiday tree

How to recycle your holiday tree

  As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your holiday tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around the edges. It's at

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Philadelphia sends old dollar bills up in smoke for energy

Philadelphia sends old dollar bills up in smoke for energy

Old, worn-out paper money still has some value in Philadelphia, where it’s being burned for electricity. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve is making great strides in an effort to keep old dollar bills

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