Floating Urban Parks Made Entirely From Recycled Plastic Waste

July 13, 2021

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Two floating urban parks made entirely of reclaimed plastic waste, one in the Netherlands and the other in Germany, demonstrate the value and potential of reusing plastic debris to create public green spaces.

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How to Make Compost From Recycled Materials

August 29, 2019

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Have you recently installed a vegetable garden in your backyard, but it isn’t growing quite as well as you hoped it would? Perhaps you are noticing your neighbor’s flowers and shrubs are miles ahead of … Read More...

3D Printed Vases Dress Up Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

July 21, 2016

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Designer Libero Rutilo has created an inspiring collection of design vases combining upcycling and 3D printing technology. The project gives a second life to the empty PET bottle, which would be otherwise end up in a landfill.

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Green Living Walls Line Pavilion Made From Recycled Milk Crates

March 10, 2014

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Think of it as a sort of inverted green roof. For their low-tech, low-impact installation, Ann Ha and Behrang Behin used recycled milk crates as a framework for growing the planted surface of Living Pavilion–a curvatious environment whose interior … Read More...

5 Cool Finds Made From Recycled Gutter Parts and More

November 15, 2013

 

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We’re celebrating  America Recycles Day with five unique creations made from recycled everyday materials, like gutters and glass bottles.

These inventive ideas just scrape the surface when it comes to seeing what can happen when mixing … Read More...

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

July 22, 2013

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“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.

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Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of … Read More...

User-Designed Table Using Recycled Wine Bottles

January 30, 2013

 

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In part a celebration of the social aspects of wine, Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães created Dvinus as an interactive user experience that forces one to contemplate reusing otherwise disposable objects for a sustainable design.

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Dvinus is a collection of … Read More...

Upcycled and Recycled into Outdoor Living Room

August 8, 2011

For The Common Place, known as an “autonomous, radical social center” in Leeds, England, designers Donna Walker and Sarah Barrett created Home Sweet Home, a project sprung out of the desire to craft a cozy outdoor social gathering Read More...

Outdoor Chandelier From Recycled Milk Containers

August 5, 2011

Got Light? Brooklyn designer, Alexander Reh, creates this outdoor chandelier which he calls Milky Way, from 14 recycled plastic milk gallon containers attached to a hula hoop and wired with 5-watt holiday lights.

As the designers says, the outdoor … Read More...

Floating Urban Farms on Recycled Tourist Boats

July 22, 2010

Ahoy, bok choy! You got it: boat+botanic=boatanic, a floating greenhouse. Take an existing tourist boat, remove the tourists, add seeds and water regularly, make sure the boat gets plenty of sunshine, then harvest the produce. The resulting bounty will be … Read More...

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