recycling

TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

Backyard Agrarian, a consultancy and resource focused on sustainable living, has released TareWare – a set of colorful food labels that allow consumers to turn used containers into reusable

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving those cans and

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Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

You can say Tinman has his feet in two worlds – the past and the future. He’s very interested in preserving the dents, the trademarks, the hood ornaments, the scars, and essentially the stories found

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2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

Two Portuguese designers, tired of watching clothes hangers tossed aside after a brief life on the rack, decided to reclaim them as functional art. Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects

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The Simple Living Amish Are the Fastest Growing Community In the US

The Simple Living Amish Are the Fastest Growing Community In the US

The Amish are best known for their simple living, their plain dress and their reluctance to adopt many of the technological luxuries we take for granted. In many regards, they are among the greenest and

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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Coca-Cola Sends SodaStream Cease-And-Desist Letter Over Display of Trash

Coca-Cola Sends SodaStream Cease-And-Desist Letter Over Display of Trash

Beverage giant Coca-Cola has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Israel-based company SodaStream over their marketing campaign known as The Cage. The exhibit features waste cans and bottles that SodaStream

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Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

The city of São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, produces massive amounts of solid waste on a daily basis. In order to manage this constant flow of trash, the municipal government provides

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

After 34 years of operation, the Brazilian government has decided to close Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho dump, the world's largest open-air landfill. Located on the outskirts of the city, the dump is

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Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Covering a total floor area of 115,000 square foot, this unnatural landscape reflects the elements and how they change (partly as a result of human behavior?) Placed in the sunken garden of the

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Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Balance studio designed Pulpop - a sculptural doughnut-shaped speaker made from recycled paper pulp that blasts your mp3 player's tunes straight from your desk. Remember that cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clock

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Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesakes. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple round

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Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is known for its efforts in sustainability, there is a mounting problem related to waste management. Poor infrastructure and a lack of education and policies is leading to overflowing

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8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

Looking for a neat way to celebrate Earth Day with your family this year? Get your kids excited about honoring the Earth with one (or several) Earth Day activities. From planting seedlings and starting a

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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Supercyclers Unveil Innovative Designs Made From Waste During Milan Design Week

Supercyclers Unveil Innovative Designs Made From Waste During Milan Design Week

We were swept up by this brilliant chair made from a recycled broom that was showcased at this year's Supercyclers exhibit. Tamara Maynes' geometric Quilt Light features an elegant folded pattern.

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

David Vandervort was keen to create a happy marriage between the relative urbanity of Issaquah and a sense of privacy for the residents living at zHome. The entire complex is organized around a central

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news - but there's a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process -- since it

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Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker

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Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design

Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design

A woman in Finland wanted to convert an abandoned boathouse into a sauna for 12 years, but she couldn't get municipal approval - so Denizen Works traveled from London to her home in Åland and came up

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CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

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

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7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

The Stadium The Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium recently released a list of green initiatives that make any sports outing at their facility more eco-friendly than ever. The famous retractable roof with

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage have staged a sculptural protest against beach littering by upcycling Mountain Dew bottles into this awesome Christmas tree. The team took 55 bottles found strewn along the beach to

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How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

Looking for a fun holiday-themed DIY project to work on with your little ones? Try making a unique snow globe using a recycled mason jar and some other household supplies. All you need is a jar from your

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BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

Last year, when BIG unveiled its fantastical ski resort on top of a waste-to-energy incinerator plant in Copenhagen, we were admittedly intrigued. But we weren't at all surprised when the City of

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