recycled bottles

Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

True to its name, PetsForPets is an automatic pet feeder designed for cats, dogs and birds. It is composed of a recycled PET bottle integrated into a plastic structure. The simple reservoir can distribute

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HOW TO: Make a Hanging Planter with a Recycled Plastic Pop Bottle

HOW TO: Make a Hanging Planter with a Recycled Plastic Pop Bottle

STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape edges and

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Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

It's possible that most of us wore lampshades on our heads at some point during our childhood, but Emi the Elephant Lamp is a different creature entirely. Made of 100% recycled plastic from Japan, this

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From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

Most of us have seen the islands of discarded plastic bottles that bob around in our oceans and create mountains in landfill sites, but there are a few companies out there that are harnessing all that

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Artists Transform Disused Bottles into Prophetic Art Works for ‘Message in a Bottle’ Exhibit

Artists Transform Disused Bottles into Prophetic Art Works for ‘Message in a Bottle’ Exhibit

“Message in a Bottle” asked 50 artists to use the ancient tradition of throwing a bottle into the sea as inspiration to convey their own messages. Each was asked to recycle a bottle of their choice,

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Studio Swine Creates a Gorgeous Cactus-Shaped Lamp Using Discarded Bottles and LEDs

Studio Swine Creates a Gorgeous Cactus-Shaped Lamp Using Discarded Bottles and LEDs

The Standing Light, from the São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine, is a luxury design series created with waste materials collected from the city streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Inspired by the tropical

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Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks creates modern day spirit decanters for your home bar by upcycling bottles collected in local San Francisco restaurants. With the help of an entire community of bartenders they were

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Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a

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Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

"All good things must end, but an end can be a new start," explains Will.i.am in a new ad for Ekocycle, a new line of products and clothing made from recycled trash. The Black-Eyed Peas member announced

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Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

“Water: Illusions of Purity” is a multi-part art installation by Kate Dodd currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ that ties our local consumption habits to potential

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World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

The Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegas just claimed the title of the world's largest building made from recycled bottles! Created by Las Vegas Entrepreneur Scott McCombs, the 30,000-square-foot

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Raumlabor’s ‘Officina Roma’ is a Villa Built Entirely From Trash by Kids

Raumlabor’s ‘Officina Roma’ is a Villa Built Entirely From Trash by Kids

Located in Rome, "Officina Roma" was commissioned by MAXXI (Museo Nazionale Della Arti des XXI Secolo). The building is composed as a collage, mixing recycled materials and simple

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Jim Dingilian Creates Detailed Scenes Inside Recycled Bottles with Only Candle Smoke

Jim Dingilian Creates Detailed Scenes Inside Recycled Bottles with Only Candle Smoke

To create the scenes, Dingilian collects empty liquor bottles of varying size, shape and color.  He finds the bottles just about anywhere, by the side of the road, in trash cans, or littered in parking

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Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham

Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham

Sarah Turner's glowing recycled bottle folks took a "stroll" around Nottingham last week, proving that recycling is a family affair! The luminous parent, children and dog were all constructed from the

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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills. Anna

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EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

Landscape architects EFE-PE recently sent us their delightful "Firefly Garden", which they envisioned as a polka-dotted "carpet" of funky green pods. The actual pods were made out of recycled bottles on

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing, life-saving gadget

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Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

We've always been fascinated with "bottle schools," which are constructed out of used plastic bottles and tackle both the lack of schools in developing countries and the trash problems these areas face.

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S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

Upon arrival, Nash walked around the city and was interested how people congregated under the shade of trees to talk, do business or relax. Seeing that shade was vital to day-to-day life, he settled on

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Philadelphia’s Magic Garden Is a Mosaic of Recycled Materials

Philadelphia’s Magic Garden Is a Mosaic of Recycled Materials

Artist Isaiah Zagar is a Philadelphia legend. Since 1994, Zagar and his wife have recycled broken bottles and other found objects into beautiful mosaics around the city, with an fantastical homebase

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Packaging the Future: Reusing Packaging – What a Concept!

Packaging the Future: Reusing Packaging – What a Concept!

There’s a lot we can learn from our European counterparts and even our own American pastimes when it comes to recyling, reducing and above all reusing. From returning used glass beer for the next batch

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Packaging the Future: Packaging Reuse – What a Concept!

Packaging the Future: Packaging Reuse – What a Concept!

Recycling, reducing, and composting are all important concepts when it comes to more sustainable packaging design, but reuse, the second directive of the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' mantra has thus far been

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Comfy Recycled Felt Cushions Look Like Giant Scrabble Pieces

Comfy Recycled Felt Cushions Look Like Giant Scrabble Pieces

If you enjoy playing Scrabble (and by "playing" we mean "feverishly plotting to destroy all other players with consecutive triple word scores while laughing maniacally") we're pretty sure you'll fall in

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Nike Unveils World Cup Soccer Jerseys Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Nike Unveils World Cup Soccer Jerseys Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

ATTENTION GREEN SOCCER FANS Nike recently unveiled its new team jerseys for the upcoming World Cup and here's the kicker (pun intended) - they're made from discarded plastic bottles! That's right, the

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