Posts tagged "recycling"

I Want To Die, Like, Yesterday Just So I Can Be Buried In This Pod That Turns Me Into a Tree

Earlier today, this caught my eye on a friend’s Facebook wall: an Italian design company has designed an organic burial pod that will turn the deceased person’s ruins into soil nutrients that will…

Beejoli Shah | February 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of…

Claire Hannum | July 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Would You Share A Coffee Cup With Everyone In Your City?

Later this month, a group of students in New York City are pioneering a new program called “Good To Go” which would reuse coffee cups around the city. The Brooklyn…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

H&M Announces Clothing Exchange Program

Starting in February of next year, when you bring in a bag of old clothes to H&M, the company will recycle them for you and you’ll be rewarded with a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

Weekend Project: Make Some Rad Recycled Gift Bags

I try to be as eco-friendly as possible in most areas of my life, but sometimes my penchant for procrastination overpowers my desire to be green. Example: pretty much every…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 1, 2012 - 10:00 am

Behold, A Wedding Dress Made Out Of Newspaper

You’ve seen prom dresses fashioned with duct tape. The next DIY sartorial eyeful is a wedding dress made completely from newspaper. I can’t imagine any bride wants ink…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2011 - 11:20 am

Do Not Want: A YSL Bag Made Of Plastic Bags — For $1,720

For a while a few years ago, everywhere you looked you’d see those Anya Hindmarch “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” bags — a cheeky take on environmentalism and sustainability.

Julie Gerstein | May 26, 2011 - 10:20 am

New Ford Focus Will Use Recycled Jeans For Interior Furnishings

Do you ever wonder about clothing you give away to the Goodwill? Who will wear it next? Or will it just get trashed? It would be cool to think that…

Leonora Epstein | December 8, 2010 - 9:45 pm

How To Recycle Your Pumpkin Carcass

Some eco-friendly ways to re-use your jack-o-lantern carcass from last night. Orange is the new green. I’m thinking vase. You? [BuzzFeed]…

Ami Angelowicz | November 1, 2010 - 6:45 pm

It’s A Cool Dress Made From Computer Wires, But Can You Wear It?

This dress, made from old computer wires, is by designer Tina Sparkles for the Keep Austin Beautiful Recycled Fashion Show. The “Project Runway” enthusiast in me thinks it looks awesome.

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Guess How Many Coke Bottles This Recycled Chair Is Made Of?

Check out this high-design chair, created in partnership with furniture design firm Emeco and Coca-Cola. The cute seat is made from recycled plastic Coke bottles! Care to guesstimate how many…

Leonora Epstein | May 11, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Reuse, Recycle And Rekn.It Old Sweaters is a re-knitting service begun by graphic designer Haik Avanian. How does it work? Easy. You print a shipping label from his adorably designed website,, slap it on…

Nina Carbone | January 25, 2010 - 9:45 pm

DIY Light Brite

Sometimes the prettiest things are the simplest things—designer Anke Weiss made these light designs by making pin holes in old food packages. Are you handy with a needle? Then take…

Leonora Epstein | December 29, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Another Genius Use For Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is making a comeback, people. We’re not sure, however, if this means that we’ve regressed to childhood, or if people are getting more inventive. Either way, we had…

Leonora Epstein | December 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s … Shrunken Head?

Paris-born artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has figured out a unique way to give new life to old toilet paper rolls. In an effort to keep the cardboard cores from clogging…

Wendy Atterberry | July 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm

How Many Catalogs Do You Get?

And how many of them do you actually want? Yesterday, I received six catalogs for quite possibly some of the most obscure clothing companies out there. The only one I…

Leonora Epstein | April 23, 2009 - 9:00 am

Earth Week Field Guide: The Righteous Recycler

Big ups for Earth Day! On Monday, we gave you the skinny on Freegans, and yesterday we profiled Locavores. Today, we’re loving on the Righteous Recycler. You know, that friend…

Deborah Stein | April 22, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Crave: Corn Plastic Mug

Besides reading, voting, and George Clooney (duh), nothing is sexier than recycling. So, if yellow mugs that have “reading is sexy” printed on them ($12) ever go out of style,…

Catherine Strawn | March 5, 2008 - 4:30 pm