October 24, 2011

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" ...that is the waste hierarchy...

If your idea of recycling is just separating your garbage, think again...

Bow by Gulnur Ozdaglar
Material: PET bottles

Earrings by Gulnur Ozdaglar
Material: PET bottles

Pendant Petals by Gulnur Ozdaglar
Material: PET bottles

All our everyday items can be transformed into functional pieces of furniture, accessories and art. Unused household items such as light bulbs and bottles of wine become fun new ideas for decoration and even a garden. By reusing glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics we reduce considerable the impact of waste in our environment. If we all do our part together we can make the world a better place.

Recycled Tire Tote
Materials: Recycled Tires

Every piece is handmade in a job skill workshop by people with disabilities or limiting conditions. Handmade in Wisconsin.

One-of-a-kind Aqua Aura quartz crystal with 9mm casing
Materials: 9mm casing

One-of-a-kind desk by Jon Elwell 

Hand made in Miami, FL
Materials: Plywood Scraps

38 Special recycled bullet casing - silver tone
Gender friendly
Materials: 38 bullet casing

Vinyl Fruit Bowls by Jeff Davis
 Material: 12" vinyl records

Bud vase By Giannina Lezcano
Material: Old light bulbs

Brass bullet casing cuff by Shannon Astali DeJong
Handmade in Jersey City, NJ.
Materials: Brass bullet casing

Record Cuff Silver and vinyl
Handmade in USA
Material: original vinyl records and album covers

Very Hungry God by Subodh Gupta
Main Recycled Materials: Kitchen Utensils

Coupe Handbag
Made in USA
Material: 100% recycled tire inner-tube

Wine bottle garden By Brian Keith Sullivan

Indoor green thumb wine bottle garden, Organic Basil, Organic Chive, or Heirloom Mint.
Made in the USA
Materials: reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, wool, clay, recycled glass, cork, seeds

Lounge chair by Leo Kempf
Materials: recycled tires

Bottle Of Light by Jette Scheib
Handmade in Germany

Jette Scheib worked Side by Side with mentally challenged adults to create these brilliant lanterns that are as beautiful as they are useful.
Material: recycled wine bottle, glass, and wood

The definition is clear, Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.

Be creative and do your part!

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