Tag Archives: recycle

Bottle Cap Craze

Just in time for the 2008 Green Design Festival in Athens, Greece comes a fresh look from Athanassios Babalis. Keeping it eco-tech, Athanassios created a shopping bag and a stool from recycled bottle caps. Think it was an easy task? Oh my friend, you are quite mistaken. Babalis collected the caps from his workmates and an extended network of friends ...

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Plastic Knife Lamp Screams Class

If you can tear yourself away from that caviar-stuffed omelette for a second, I’ll be glad to show you a beautiful lamp. A lamp so beautiful, it isn’t comprised of gold or rubies. No, this is a lamp made from 121 recycled plastic knives. Yes, like the kind you get at Sea World. Made by the BVD Collective, the knives ...

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Don’t Trash Your Old Mags, Make A Table Instead

Recycled magazines are all it takes to make a fine dinner table. Much like the recycled plastic bottles making up this lounge chair, this table was designed with the environment in mind. Why trash those old magazines when they can be turned into a nice dining table?  Designers: Artists For Humanity have crafted three variations of the recycled magazine table ...

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Quick Cash for Dead Batteries (Plus: Bonus Swindling)

Apparently, there’s good money to be made in recycling older batteries. A recent Instructables article showcases how one sly fox made a few hundred bucks doing this. Seems all you have to do is round up a bunch of batteries, clean ’em up and you’ll make a fortune by turning them in at your local scrap yard. This article reminded ...

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House Made Of Recyclables: Very Cyberpunk

Using industrial castoffs as well as other spare parts and pieces, Jan Korbes has constructed an alternative solution to housing that’s not only portable, but is also completely made up of recycled parts. Though not a Reboot, it’s still a cool arts and crafts project.  I can’t see anyone wanting to live in it. Unfortunately, we may not have a choice. How ...

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Ruby Red Slippers Made From Recycled Plastic

Want to feel like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz? Try a pair of these shoes on for size. Not only are they a paltry $55, they’re also made entirely from recycled plastic. A quilted insole keeps your feet comfy or about as comfy as a plastic shoe is ever going to get. It’s not half bad but if you’re ...

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MyHab: Your Own Personal Room To Bake Out

Readers, listen carefully. MyHab is supposed to act as a fresh take on disaster housing and while it achieves that goal perfectly, it has many other uses you can take into account. Aside from being composed of recycled materials, MyHab has a foam mattress, temperature insulation and a lockbox. These three factors make it the best drug den money can ...

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Redefining Wallets: One Of A Kind Recyclables

What could you possibly use a beaten up tennis ball for, other than a moving aid for a desk? “Not much.” would be the correct answer. Unless, of course, you’re pretty damn creative like the eco-friendly designer of these Redefining Wallets, made from recycled products ranging from trading cards to old tires to ticket stubs. Redefining Wallets offers a range ...

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Jewelry Made From Old Camera Parts

What is one to do when they have a love to both cameras, and recycling the old to create the new? Just ask Craig Arnold, leader of the re:vision project, which takes old camera parts, and recycles them into wearable accessories. Using old cameras to refocus (lol, puns) on a new product allows for the ancient parts to be used ...

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