No-Fuss Repurposing Hacks Using Everyday Discards

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Discarded face masks and plastic become 24-foot spinning dome

Inhabitant

New York City-based architecture firm SLO Architecture is finding a purpose for discarded face masks with a concept it's calling Turntable

Nucle lamps are made using discarded banana fibers

Inhabitant

When it comes to designing a new product, sometimes it’s not about creating something entirely new but about finding ways to make an existing product more sustainable. In the case of Nuclée lamps, the “light bulb idea” evolved from traditional methods of using banana fiber

Can Students Discard Printed Books in the Future?

Green Prophet

As the ecological footprint of countries and individuals continue to grow, we can only expect very little improvement in handling paper waste. Thus, a debate on the future of books brings to the fore, two critical standpoints. On one end is technology, and on the other, researchers who think that as time progresses, paper, in spite of its diminishing value, will remain relevant and precious to our reading culture.

Nucle lamps are made using discarded banana fibers

AGreenLiving

Continued here: Nucle lamps are made using discarded banana fibers. When it comes to designing a new product, sometimes it’s not about creating something entirely new but about finding ways to make an existing product more sustainable.

Canchuck: Discarded cans to nunchucks

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: In a crazy recycling project, you can turn your discarded cans to Bruce Lee’s famous martial arts weapons the nunchucks. The DIY project kit comes with all the required hardware to turn the deserted cans to martial arts weapons, named Canchuck. The recycled can nunchucks can be placed in your living room or anywhere else to become a conversation starter. Recycled Can Nunchuck. It is a cool DIY project, indeed.

Discarded face masks and plastic become 24-foot spinning dome

AGreenLiving

As the world continues to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of increased pollution due to single-use plastics, latex gloves, hand sanitizer bottles and discarded face masks hasn’t been lost on environmentalists. Now, New York City-based architecture firm SLO Architecture is finding a purpose for at least a portion of those discarded face masks with a concept it’s calling Turntable. Discarded face masks and plastic become 24-foot spinning dome.

WhiteCrate upcycles discarded cargo containers into trendy spaces

EcoFriend

Up-cycled designs give life to discarded containers. Fabulous WhiteCrate up-cycled designs give life to discarded containers. Sonia Renthlei: For most of us, cargo containers are nothing but places to store shipments that need to be delivered here and there. Once used, they’re usually dumped some place and left forgotten. But growing concern for the environment and expensive housing has caused people to rethink what they once thought of as junk.

Discarded COVID-19 masks are now littering seas and oceans

AGreenLiving

Discarded COVID-19 masks are now littering seas and oceans. In May, the French nonprofit Opération Mer Propre reported collecting several used face masks within waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

DIYer creates mini hydropower generator from discarded materials

EcoFriend

The generator was constructed using items like discarded CD-ROMS, PVC pipe, zip ties, an LED bulb, and a stepper motor from a computer printer. The project shows the extent to which discarded items can be recycled. Sonia Renthlei: One of the best ways to ensure that the world follows a sustainable path is to educate kids on the merits of going green.

Discarding food wastes more water than does showering

Green (Living) Review

Just in case you weren't quite convinced that waste food is a real problem with real consequences, however, a new study is highlighting a somewhat less talked about consequence of discarded food – the waste of water used to grow it. What is worse, increasing amounts of our food comes from countries where water is scarce, meaning the food we discard has a huge hidden impact on the depletion of valuable water resources across the world. Wasted food is wasted water, put it simple.

Meet the Flintstones: Discarded cow bones turned into furnishings by Ama Darko Williams

EcoFriend

Student Makes Stools From A Butcher’s Discarded Cow Bones. The stool is fondly called as ‘3rd Leg’ by its designer and while most of us might not really be fond of furnishings that have been crafted from discarded bones, it does speak volumes of the designer’s resourcefulness.

Recycling Opulence: Stunning chandelier crafted out of discarded plastic waste

EcoFriend

But, as you walk towards it and take a closer look you will realize that it has been crafted from nothing but discarded plastic bottles, old egg cartons and takeout containers, which would have all been in the dump yard if it were not for Katharine Harvey. B.Sameer Kumar: Take one look around your home and you will see the amount ‘throw away’ stuff that you use.

Discarded glass bottles turned into a gorgeous fence for your garden

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: Have you got many discarded wine and beer glass bottles piled up in your backyard? All you need to do to build the glass bottle fence is to collect all discarded bottles. It is also a green effort because it consumes large number of discarded bottles, which will otherwise go to the landfills. What about recycling them to build an incredible fence or gate for your garden?

New Study Will Make People Think Twice About How They Discard Food Waste

Green (Living) Review

Processing food scraps at wastewater treatment plants results in less global warming potential than landfills by Michael Smith (Veshengro) RACINE, WI, August 2011: Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste?

Recycle Group: Renaissance of the discarded as humorous parodies of famous artwork

EcoFriend

But to integrate that with recycling of old dumpsters and trash cans along with discarded plastic draws attention to the problem of waste disposal and obviously also provides a new home to these discarded material. B.Sameer Kumar: When you are named as the ‘Recycle Group’ people really have very little to do when it comes to guessing what you actually get done.

Recycled Art: Yoshiaki Kaihatsu showcases tea house crafted from discarded packaging

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: It is no wonder that modern art is becoming more and more eco-conscious and using recycled and refurbished material to convey a strong message in an aesthetic fashion. Art is as much about spreading a strong message that those who create it believe in, as it is about freedom of expression and manifestation of emotions. For some it can be very personal and for others it is a means to ignite a community (or even a race) that is caught in a deep slumber.

Spotlight on recycling: Discarded industrial parts transformed into stylish new lamps

EcoFriend

Canadian design studio Castor is doing exactly that by turning old and discarded industrial parts into sleek and ergonomic new lamps that are fast becoming a big hit. B.Sameer Kumar: Modern artists and designers are becoming more and more ingenious with each passing day as they are incorporating more recycling and reuse techniques into their work.

Recycle Your Contact Lenses, Don’t Flush Them

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Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure

Green Home Blog

discarded, about 11.2% Designer Vered Zaykovsky, used large discarded magazines along with a round flat piece of metal and glass about two feet in diameter to make this unique table. Tagged: creative trash , unique uses for trash , uses for discarded trash. Home Improvement Household Recycling REUSABLE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS creative trash unique uses for trash uses for discarded trashUnique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure.

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Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics

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Eco about-the bioplastics discards earth911 ecotech oliver-peoples peoples Recycle recycled-function trashed-or-recycled yield10Earth911 talks with Dr. Oliver Peoples, president and CEO of Yield10 Bioscience Inc., about the… The post Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics appeared first on Earth911. Read more: Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics.

Beryozka 6 cottage is developed using discarded Ikarus 280 buses

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Beryozka 6 cottage is developed using discarded Ikarus 280 buses. How to build a kayak using discarded plastic bottles. Recycled Art: 5 innovative pieces of art made using discarded kitchen utensils. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets.

Sidewalk made of discarded toilets adds into Bellingham's green.

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Sidewalk made of discarded toilets adds into Bellinghams green efforts. Recycled Art: 5 innovative pieces of art made using discarded kitchen utensils. Chair Made by Recycling discarded Hair! Most often they are swept up and discarded off, just to add to the ever-soaring landfills. Best recycled products made from discarded skateboards. The problem lies in the fact that such discarding of materials adds significantly to landfills, posing haz.

Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

AGreenLiving

The head and base of the Everloop toothbrush is made of recycled plastic from other discarded toothbrushes, with a clipping mechanism that easily opens and closes to replace the bristles (made entirely out of natural bamboo) when it’s time to change them.

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Orange peel tips

Green Living Tips

So much of what we discard has further use around our homes - orange peel is a good example. Here's some handy tips so you'll never need to bin orange peel again. Also includes instructions for extracting your own orange oil

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Awesome green creations from old cellphones

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The staggering rate at which mobile technology is advancing, means that people in search for the best and the latest discard their cellphones in no time. But recycling new and indigenous instruments from discarded e-waste and kitchen appliances is marvelous, Recommended Stories. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products.

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6 Ways To Make Vaping More Environmentally Friendly

Green Living Guy

For starters, it doesn’t contribute to the nuisance that’s the countless cigarette butts that users discard, which are a type of non-biodegradable litter. Vaping has its fair share of advantages as far as the surroundings are concerned.

Don't Waste Unwanted Gifts

Green Living Tips

An Australian charity estimates the value of last year's discarded/unwanted Christmas gifts was more than $750 million - that's a lot of money for such a small country and represents a big impact on the environment. The damage done, these unwanted gifts shouldn't go to waste

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How to Make Vaping More Eco-Friendly?

Green Living Guy

For starters, vaping doesn’t contribute to the environmental mess discarded cigarette butts do because they are non-biodegradable litter. As far as the environment is concerned, vaping has several advantages.

Recycle your toothbrush

Green Living Tips

It may sound icky, but given the tens of thousands of tons of toothbrushes discarded each year, more attention needs to be paid to recycling and repurposing these common household items

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Cloth menstrual pads

Green Living Tips

20 billions menstrual pads and tampons are discarded each year - just in the USA. In this article, Kelley from Many Moon Alternatives outlines the benefits of cloth menstrual pads, a more environmentally friendly and economical alternative to disposable products

What’s the World’s Largest Bird Feeder? You’ll Never Guess

Nature Conservancy - Science

Around the world, more than 60 billion pounds of fish per year are discarded by commercial fishing enterprises. A large proportion of discarded fish is consumed by seabirds, many of which (like gulls) are adapted to a scavenging lifestyle. It makes discarded fish by far the largest human-generated source of bird food. Some seabirds get as much as 50 percent of their calories from fish discards. Fish may be discarded for several reasons.

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Why we should support small fishing boats over super-trawlers, Part 1

Low Impact

Yes – and also in terms of discards. The small fleet discards virtually nothing. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall brought the discard problem to the attention of the European Parliament, probably ten years ago now.

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5 Products You Didn’t Know Had Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Green Living Guy

We should discard the notion that you have to be an environmental activist to take action. Global warming is getting worse by the day. For this reason, everyone needs to play an active role in protecting the environment.

Try a Wood Pallet Project

Green (Living) Review

Photo by Kitty Werner My husband has been collecting discarded wood pallets and shipping crates for years. Discarded wood pallets and shipping crates are everywhere; you just have to know where to look! A couple in Vermont has created potting sheds, a greenhouse and more from repurposed wood pallets. Wooden pallets can be reassembled into a number of different structures, such as this charming potting shed.

Reshtki Reclaimed Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

Based in Poland and started by Sara Podwysocka and Maria Ostrowska, Reshtki is a design studio that prides itself on creating beautifully designed, eco-friendly furniture from discarded materials. Using things like old traction poles, wood fragments, and used PCV pipe, the designers created innovative tables and seating solutions. According to their website, they “are particularly interested in working in public spaces – interfering it, reading it needs and changing.

If You Want to Stop Wasting Water and Energy, Stop Wasting Food

Green (Living) Review

In the United States, 40 percent of the food grown each year is discarded uneaten. Once buried in a landfill, discarded food decomposes anaerobically and creates methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. And growing that uneaten food also means wasted fossil fuel and pesticides: About 300 million barrels of oil globally go into growing, transporting, and preparing discarded food each year.

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We Earthlings: Get the Plastic Out!

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The average American discards 17.7 pounds of PET (also known … The post We Earthlings: Get the Plastic Out! appeared first on Earth 911. Original post: We Earthlings: Get the Plastic Out! Eco a-little-guilty about-tossing appeared-first discards-17-7 earth earthlings first-on-earth food global inspire plastic probably-feel

Building your own sustainable future

Low Impact

As I have been working on my Youtube channel for years I thought this was the ideal time to show a locked-down society that there is another way – discarding ego and expectations is definitely a path that helps with this direction.

Give Your Christmas Tree A Second Life!

Environmental News Network

Use Discarded Branches To Make “Natural” Bird Feeders. Discarded Trees Can Be Used To Prevent Erosion. States like Louisiana and New Jersey use discarded trees to prevent erosion from the Ocean. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean your tree has outlived its usefulness. Give your tree a second life by recycling it. Many towns and cities have Christmas tree pick up recycling programs.

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In the heat do not drink (ice) cold water

Green (Living) Review

We have all heard, and often assumed it to be an old-wives-tale and thus even discarded this warning, not to drink really cold water in hot weather conditions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Water, yes, lots of it, but (ice) cold no. Turns out though that it is good advice. Apparently, if you are too hot and chug a bottle of cold water, it can send your body into shock.

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Change your shopping habits to reduce food waste

Green (Living) Review

In a qualitative investigation that Ligon conducted , she tracked shopping and food preparation patterns, interviewed participants, and followed food diaries in order to “understand how people acquire, prepare, consume, and discard food." It seems that people in this country are very price sensitive at the grocery store, but tend to overlook the cost of discarded and unused food at home

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Aya Kaya Has Fun With Sustainable Design

Green Prophet

A graphic designer trained in Johannesburg, Holland, and Israel, Tager (aka Aya Kaya) says that her inspiration for her sustainable design products “comes from several directions, often it’s from really looking and ‘playing’ with the material (used, discarded, factory rejects, etc.).&#. At another factory that produces wooden ladders, she reused discarded pieces of pine wood and transformed them into trivets.

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