Recycled Materials

Remains: Shani Langberg Transforms Waste Plastic Into Colorful Recycled Furniture

Remains: Shani Langberg Transforms Waste Plastic Into Colorful Recycled Furniture

Industrial designer Shani Langberg has created a series of furnishings made of left over pieces of rubbish taken from the 'Dispobud' factory, where disposable products such as non-woven fabric are

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Use the Foldable Chesstache Chessboard to Challenge Friends When They Least Expect It

Use the Foldable Chesstache Chessboard to Challenge Friends When They Least Expect It

The Chesstasche is an ultraportable chessboard that's both stylish and sustainable. While creating the new game board, designers Laura Landy and Spencer Anastasio knew that they wanted to repurpose old

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Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

These new Upcycle Goods Rubber Tread iPad Sleeves are handcrafted in Seattle, WA by local skilled artisans who really care about what they are making. The rubber tread is sourced from a local treadmill

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Andy Avalar Repurposes E-Waste to Create Colorful Recycled Artworks

Andy Avalar Repurposes E-Waste to Create Colorful Recycled Artworks

Artist Andy Avalar uses discarded computers, cables, and other forms of e-waste to create vibrant recycled artworks. Each piece repurposes various electronic components to shine a new light on materials

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LightWall Salvaged Material Pavilion Features an Upcycled Glass Bottle Wall

LightWall Salvaged Material Pavilion Features an Upcycled Glass Bottle Wall

LightWall was one of about a dozen entries in the 2012 ReSpace Competition and was selected as the Grand Prize winner. The project was designed by Scott Hefner and Abe Drechsler of the NCSU College of

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DIY Solar Thermal Panel Made with 275 Aluminum Cans Takes a Seattle Home Office Off-Grid

DIY Solar Thermal Panel Made with 275 Aluminum Cans Takes a Seattle Home Office Off-Grid

When Peter Rowan left corporate life to pursue a career writing fiction and teaching, he needed a little office in which to work. So he decided to convert his backyard shed in Seattle into an off-grid

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Solar-Powered 2013 Shed of the Year is Topped With an Old Fishing Boat

Solar-Powered 2013 Shed of the Year is Topped With an Old Fishing Boat

Located at an altitude of 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountain range, mid Wales, the rustic and charming shelter is made from recycled materials. The roof is made from a 14ft long old fishing

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Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

When most folks see a rusty bike rotting in a scrapyard, they see little of value, but Krystal O'Mara sees potential. O'Mara is a self-taught artist and craftsman, and she specializes in producing

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The Ark: Green-Roofed Art Gallery Sails the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The Ark: Green-Roofed Art Gallery Sails the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The Ark was commissioned by the Exploring Landscapes program, and it is currently traveling along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The long and lean manmade waterway first opened in 1816, when it was

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Graeme Obree Looks to Break Human-Powered Speed Record with Bike Made from Recycled Materials

Graeme Obree Looks to Break Human-Powered Speed Record with Bike Made from Recycled Materials

Scottish racing cyclist Graeme Obree has made modifications to his supine recumbent, which is made from recycled materials, in a bid to break the human-powered land speed record. Obree made the bike,

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The Netherlands’ Volkerak Rijkswaterstaat Building is Cooled by the Water Surrounding It

The Netherlands’ Volkerak Rijkswaterstaat Building is Cooled by the Water Surrounding It

Rijkswaterstaat DI is a governmental agency that handles public works and water management for the Netherlands - including the construction of waterways and roads and flood protection and prevention. Made

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James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

RCA Design Products graduate James Shaw has developed a range of ecologically minded 'Making Guns'. The guns both subvert the traditional idea of guns being destructive and present radical new processes

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Dogchitecture: Mexican Designers Create Amazing Architectural Homes For Dogs

Dogchitecture: Mexican Designers Create Amazing Architectural Homes For Dogs

Dogchitecture showcases an amazing array of canine-friendly shelters. Specially created for the exhibition, the tiny houses were envisioned by cutting edge Mexican studios including Productora, Rojkind

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Paul Heijnen’s Inside-Out Construction Cabinet Exposes the Inner Workings of Furniture

Paul Heijnen’s Inside-Out Construction Cabinet Exposes the Inner Workings of Furniture

Design Academy of Eindhoven graduate Paul Heijnen's Construction Cabinet wears its hinges and supports on the outside, exposing the beauty of mechanisms that are usually concealed. The inside-out double

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Rusty Tin Shed Transformed Into Beautiful Two-Story Studio in Sydney

Rusty Tin Shed Transformed Into Beautiful Two-Story Studio in Sydney

The goal of the project was to re-purpose the existing tin shed at the rear of a residential lot. Rather than just tearing the shed down and getting rid of it, Raffaello Rosselli recycled the original

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PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

Upon arriving, it's difficult to believe that you're still in Buenos Aires. But it takes just 1 hour by train, 45 minutes by boat, and a short 5 minute walk through a green tunnel, you'll find yourself

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Cardboard Technologies Announces Plans to Produce $10 Cardboard Bicycle

Cardboard Technologies Announces Plans to Produce $10 Cardboard Bicycle

The cardboard bike was created by Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni, who bends and folds pieces of recycled cardboard into strong, weight-bearing shapes. “Basically the idea is like Japanese origami, but we

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8 Funky Backyard Tiny Sheds Shortlisted for the UK’s 2013 Shed of the Year Competition

8 Funky Backyard Tiny Sheds Shortlisted for the UK’s 2013 Shed of the Year Competition

Founded by Uncle Wilco, the Shed of the Year competition acknowledges a crucial aspect of the United Kingdom's culture. But these days, it's no longer satisfactory to have a small block room with a bunch

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Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Plant Pickets are recycled eight-inch wood stakes that can be stuck into the ground to help organize the complexity of edible gardens. Whether you're growing broccoli, tomatoes, peas, or kale, Plant

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Recycled Wood ‘Garden of Forking Paths’ Pavilion Promotes Slow Living in Santiago, Chile

Recycled Wood ‘Garden of Forking Paths’ Pavilion Promotes Slow Living in Santiago, Chile

Located on a hill at the highest point of Santiago de Chile's Parque Araucano, the two yellow cubes are surrounded by native trees and wildlife. In order to access them, people have to use a series of

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Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab is a system for collecting and processing waste glass from small businesses in London. Developed by Royal College of Art student Diana Simpson Hernandez, Glass Lab collects glass waste for free

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6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

School's out for summer, and kids are hitting the swings, seesaw and slide at parks all around the country. While there are plenty of generic playgrounds for kids to choose from, there are also a bunch of

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5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 16), and if you're still scrambling to find a good gift for Dad, fear not. Instead of going out to a department store and dropping $50 on a silk tie, we've

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Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis transformed an old bike tire into this beautiful Wheel Light for Roumelight. This lamp is made from a recycled bicycle wheel set on a black glass surface which acts as a canvas,

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Brighton University Students Build a Prefab Pavilion With Timber Off-Cuts

Brighton University Students Build a Prefab Pavilion With Timber Off-Cuts

A striking building designed to have the smallest environmental footprint, the 2013 Brighton University graduate pavilion has a reciprocating grid structured roof - a low-tech intervention designed to

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Jozef Mrva Creates Spooky Shamanic Masks with Recycled Cardboard

Jozef Mrva Creates Spooky Shamanic Masks with Recycled Cardboard

Nietzsche-influenced freethinker and artist Jozef Mrva sees his work as an experiment in ritualistic expression. His recycled cardboard masks take after animals and invite people to immerse themselves

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Efficient Lake Champlain House is Built From Salvaged Materials in Vermont

Efficient Lake Champlain House is Built From Salvaged Materials in Vermont

The original home on the 0.35 acre lot overlooking Lake Champlain was dilapidated and not very efficient. To build the home of their dreams the owners worked with Ernie Ruskey, AIA, of Tektonika Studio

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World’s First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

World’s First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

The Carbon Buster is the world's first building block to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacturing (14kg per ton). The high-performing masonry product, developed by British

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Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie's iPad Case is made entirely from recycled cardboard in the USA and it fits 2nd generation iPads or later. The iPad case is available in packs of 3 that cost $17, and the design has been

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Longest Recycled Bridge in the United States Pops Up in Ohio

Longest Recycled Bridge in the United States Pops Up in Ohio

The Onion Ditch Bridge in Logan County, Ohio is officially the longest recycled plastic bridge in the United States. The sturdy 24.6-foot-long bridge was constructed with AXION's proprietary ECOTRAX and

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