recycling

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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 grow a tree. EXCUSE ME, WHAT. If I can’t attend Hogwarts, the next best thing would definitely be to transfigure myself into a tree upon… READ MORE »


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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 it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt… READ MORE »


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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 Roasting Company in DUMBO, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, will begin the program on April 15, when caffeine addicts can drink from a light, reusable cup… READ MORE »


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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 discount voucher to buy some new ones. Pretty cool, right? The clothing exchange discount is part of H&M’s new iCollect recycling program, which aims to reduce… READ MORE »


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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 Christmas eve, when I realize I forgot to get any kind of gift-wrapping materials and end up buying a pile of made-in-China plastic gift bags… READ MORE »


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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 stains on her big day, but at least designer Jenna Braga proves she could hack it on one of those weird “Project Runway” challenges. And… READ MORE »


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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. Now, Yves St. Laurent has their own, rather twisted take on recycling; they’ve created a bag made from plastic bags and manufactured by artisans in… READ MORE »


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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 in your next drop-off, your blue jeans get recycled by becoming part of a car. That may sound weird, but Ford is apparently releasing a… READ MORE »


halloween

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] … READ MORE »


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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. But the practical side of me thinks constructing clothing that’s unwearable in the real world from repurposed “e-waste” isn’t really that green, considering how you… READ MORE »


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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 it takes to make one chair? The answer after the jump! [PSFK] … READ MORE »


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Rekn.it 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, Rekn.it, slap it on an envelope containing your old, tired sweater, and send it off to Haik. Then his mom (yup, hi mom!) transforms it into a new and… READ MORE »


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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 a stab at your own. [Notcot.org] … READ MORE »


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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 a good chuckle at the bubble wrap tie, with the plastic material hidden underneath to annoy your boss with during meetings. Now, here’s the 2010… READ MORE »


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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 landfills, Jacquet turns them into eco-art through a series of intricate origami-like folds, enhanced with layers of richly colored paint and varnish. The result is… READ MORE »


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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 was happy to keep was the Barneys one (which I had actually signed up for). As for Casual Living, Ulla Popken (I have no idea… READ MORE »


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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 who picks your Diet Coke can out of the trash and keeps it until you pass a recycling bin, unplugs all electronics, and composts foodthings… READ MORE »


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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, at least they won’t take up space in a landfill for years and years — they’re made from 100 percent biodegradable corn plastic. [BuyOlympia.com] … READ MORE »