Upcycling Solutions for Political Trash

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green living upcycling Political campaigns generate all kinds of garbage—fliers, yard signs, empty promises. But at least promises don’t litter the streets long after the races are over. Every year, state institutions , grassroots organizations, and crafty individuals battle the scourge of leftover campaign materials. In Brazil, this past election cycle produced thousands of political sandwich boards that still lie scattered across the country.

10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

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Instead of trashing your plastic, recycle them using your curbside pickup for number 1 and 2 plastics, and then Terracycle and Preserve Gimmie 5 for the rest. Plastic’s durability also makes it a good material for upcycling, if you are a crafter, you may enjoy the upcycling tutorials below. 10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste: 1. Get your kids in on the upcycling fun with these adorable milk jug window crafts by Alpha Mom.

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5 Creative Ways to Upcycle your Candy Wrappers

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Instead of trashing your candy wrappers or littering the streets with them, make an effort to take your wrappers back home with your after you have licked them free of its contents. At home you can either dispose of the wrappers in the curbside recycling bin, ship them to the folks at Terracycle or you can upcycle them into stylish new products. green up your play green up upcycle

8 Ways to Upcycle your Old CDs and DVDs

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Nevertheless, old DVDs and CDs can actually be recycled – there are institutions hiding in plain site that collects broken discs, and then recycles them into useful products such as trash cans, building materials and automotive parts. So, instead of trashing your broken discs, collect them, and then recycle them. Additionally, you can also choose to upcycle them as craft projects, below are 8 great upcycling tutorials that features old discs.

Reusing and upcycling tin cans

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many food products and produce still come in tin cans of various sizes and while they, the tins, are – mostly – completely recyclables, as they are – predominately – steel, they also lend themselves extremely well for reuse and for upcycling. Reuse and upcycling of them came in many ways from the simple reuse of a can as s coop for chicken feed, for example, to more elaborate conversions.

Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

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Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle packaging and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products. Terracycle collects products such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts, chip bags, toothbrushes, old shoes, ewaste, dairy containers and a lot more and then upcycles them into items such as lunchboxes, binders, furniture, notebooks, gift items and more.

Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

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Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle items and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products. Terracycle collects products such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts, chip bags, toothbrushes, old shoes, ewaste, dairy containers and a lot more and then upcycles them into items such as lunchboxes, binders, furniture, notebooks, gift items and mor. Normal. false. false. false.

5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects

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Make the most of Halloween with this fun upcycled Halloween projects from TerraCycle! The post 5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects crafts Halloween Holidays Recycling TerrCycle Trash upcycle

Trash into Treasure: Bird in Upcycled Nest. ~ Char Evans {Adult}

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Eco Art Installations, a Not-For-Profit enterprise, has just created their latest art installation in a forest in Liguria, Italy. Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) art art eco installations birds nest consumerism outdoor art recycling up cycling

Lebanon’s Trash Theatre & the True Cost of Rubbish (INTERVIEW)

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Trash Theatre is a free theatre performance about trash – it’s taking place across Lebanon’s coast. I think it’s safe to say that ‘ 10453: A Story About Life in 1 km2 of Trash’ is unlike any theatre production you have ever heard of. Secondly, the stage and props (and some of the costumes) are made entirely out of everyday trash collected and reclaimed by the artists over a couple of months.

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Miraculously Sustainable and Upcycled Hannukah Menorah Designs

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In case they can’t be found, here is a roundup of a few upcycled and sustainable menorahs made by Israeli designers (such as Gad Charny’s clothespin menorah, seen above). If you like your menorahs to have a less finished look, we suggest Godspeed’s Trash Candleholder , a set of candlesticks made from trashed and reclaimed wood. Fashion & Design design Hanukkah holiday Judaism sustainable design upcycled materials upcycling

How to Turn Trash into Treasure. ~ Char Evans {Photos & Video}

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With waste management in mind, we have just created a wonderful example of "upcycling"—an interactive art installation at the Bamboo Centre in Auroville, India. Over 100 artists contributed, including local villagers, artisans and international artists to send out a message worldwide: “Trash is valuable—it’s treasure.”. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green cooperative artists Eco Art Installation trash to treasure upcycling

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Bernard Pras: Spot the Upcycled Objects in this Art

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Using only upcycled objects, French artist Bernard Pras reinterprets iconic images through the art of anamorphosis. Relying on old trash gathered near his installation sites, Bernard Pras from France assembles clothes and rags, wood, old record albums, dishes, broken toys (and anything else he can grab) to re-interpret pop-culture images. Look at the installation from any other vantage point and you’ll see a mountain of trash.

Recycling so yesterday, today we upcycle!

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And more often here there arises the trend of “upcycling”. This is our answer to our jam-packed trash cans. By upcycling what is considered waste by others is turned into individual treasures and upcyling should, nay must, be seen as a sustainable alternative to throwing something away, and that includes items of packaging waste.

Upcycling in home & office

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Turning your trash into treasure by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reduce, reuse, recycle is a simple tenet that has helped guide environmentalists and sustainability activists alike since its inception. What about reuse, or, more precisely and specifically so-called upcycling, however? What is Upcycling? Upcycling turns it into something else, but without refinement. So why upcycle? This is part of the reason upcycling makes such a great activity for kids.

Building Community, Solving Problems & Spreading Happiness with Trash. ~ The Scrapsisters

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Eco-Friendly RhythManiAcs Use Upcycled Drums as Instruments

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Kids can drum on pots and pans and sound good, and the RhythManiacs have found unusual items to drum with too (and keep out of the trash). An all-female group of drummers in Israel, RhythManiA, has been exploring ways to make their instruments and their music more eco-friendly and have started to perform their show Green Drumming – In Sync With the Environment using all upcycled drums. Lifestyle & Culture art upcycled upcycling

10 Ways To Upcycle your Old Wrapping Paper and Christmas Cards

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It is almost like second nature – soon after we tear open the gifts and read all the cards, we throw the wrapping paper and cards in the trash. If you can carefully open your presents then, you can fold them away and reuse them the following season, or you can upcycle them into the fun projects below… 10 Ways To Upcycle your Old Wrapping Paper and Christmas Cards. Upcycled Christmas Card Bookmarks via The Good Weekly.

Green Prophet Upcycles Jordan’s Politicians Into Hip Handbags

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More roadside trash? Those same entities might also have established links to local craftspeople, villages where the transformation of trash to marketable treasure could occur. Fashion & Design Amman environmental art Jordan plastic waste recycled fashion recycled material upcyclingLaurie recycles a Jordanian political poster into a handbag. Here’s how she does it. Voting is underway for Jordan’s Parliament. I’m not running, but I have this one in the bag!

Lebanon’s Vanina Girls Make Trash Glitter

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” Taken both metaphorically and physically, Vanina’s upcycled jewelry communicates a message, which is perhaps what distinguishes them from a great number of contemporary jewelry makers. So, tell us in the comments: would you wear “trash”? :: The Daily Star. Design Arab design Beirut eco fashion eco-fashion green design Lebanese design recycled fashion recycled materials upcycled fashion

Tiny trash homes “buy” humanity with salvaged waste

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This is where upcycling is perfect to help those who don’t have money to shop or buy a home of their own. Incite creativity, clean up trash heaps, and change lives. Design homelessness small house tiny homes upcycled materials Artist Gregory Kloehn veered off course from a career creating large-scale sculptures, focusing his talents on making tiny buildings from garbage.

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DIY – Recycled Magazine Trash Can

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Instead of trashing them, Mark Montano made a bathroom trash can out of his old magazines. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Magazines Recycle Trash Can up-cycle upcycle What do you do with your old magazines you already read? You can get a detailed how-to guide in his Big-Ass Book of Crafts , but you basically coil strips of paper together & use hot glue to hold the coils together.

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Help – I cannot stop upcycling!

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From early childhood that what we now call “upcycling” and recycling has been part of my life. Reusing items that others would regards as rubbish, as trash, as waste, and reworking those was the usual thing for us in our family and I must say that I have, to this day, retained this “trait”, for lack of a better word. Do I have a problem?

Bernard Pras: Spot the Upcycled Objects in this Art

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Using only upcycled objects, French artist Bernard Pras reinterprets iconic images through the art of anamorphosis. Relying on old trash gathered near his installation sites, Bernard Pras from France assembles clothes and rags, wood, old record albums, dishes, broken toys (and anything else he can grab) to re-interpret pop-culture images. Look at the installation from any other vantage point and you’ll see a mountain of trash.

Lauren Conrad, Amy Smart Donate Trash to Charity

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Celebrity trash becomes upcycled art to benefit Keep America Beautiful. Read More. Arts/Culture Causes Environment News Top News amy-smart jesse eisenberg lauren conrad

Heroines for the Planet: Upcycling Bag Designer Monica Ralli

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cotton and zippers), fabric shops and dump sites and trash collectors. Featured accessories bags eco fashion Fashion heroines for the planet upcyclingShe’s a certified nutritionist, eco-entrepreneur, author and the reigning Queen of Green in the twitterverse. It’s no surprise that Monica Ralli, founder of Urthbags , is a Heroine for the Planet.

5 Visual Perspectives to Change Your Idea of Trash

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Trash is our own invention, but we can also see it as something more. Check out five innovators in the space of creative upcycling to see the many ways trash becomes art. The post 5 Visual Perspectives to Change Your Idea of Trash appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle

DIY watering can

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Made from a plastic milk bottle or similar container, it is free and a great way to upcycle your junk into something practical. DIY DIY garden tools DIY projects DIY with trash gardening gardening hacks Green DIY green living milk jug reuse reuse recipe upcycling watering canby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Transform a milk jug into a watering can This project will have you saving your milk container to create a kid- friendly watering can.

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Starve your trash can and recycling bin; Reuse more

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Recycling is not the savior that it is being made out to be and when you have to consign something to the trash can or the recycling bin you have already lost. Reuse and upcycling is really the only way to go and there is much that first of all does not have to be tossed and secondly there is much of so-called waste that can, with a little imagination, be reused and repurposed and upcycled. This is not to say that our ancestors never threw anything into the trash.

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5 New Uses For Old Light Bulbs (For When You’ve Replaced Them All With CFLs)

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Upcycle them into something beautiful and useful. Upcycled Light Bulb Terrarium. With the Christmas season upon us, some upcyclers may be looking for ways to make Christmas ornaments. Make a single oil lamp or a set of nine as an alternative and upcycled Hannukah menorah. Lifestyle & Culture crafts design Green Lighting Light Recycled design upcycled upcycled materials upcycled trash upcycling

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A Love for (Upcycled) Clocks: Artist Shannon Ruby Finds Time for Making

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“I believe in the tried and true adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Featured HomeSoul clocks Crafts materials recycled shannon ruby stone upcycled vinyl records wood“My very helpful husband brought me several slices of oak one day. After playing with them, I decided that a clock was a must! I started stacking the pieces and covered an old record. This clock is one of my favorites because it looks like a pile of wood. (at

Lebanese Designers Transform Washing Machines Into Beautiful Seats

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From beautifully adorned tyres to trash theatres , Lebanon is really getting creative with its rubbish. According to Jennifer Hattam over at TreeHugger , Baghdadi and Kradokian first tried upcycling when they were invited by gallery owner Rania Choueiri to take part in a recycled art and design exhibition earlier this summer at L’Atelier Fanfreluche in Beirut’s Mar Mikhail neighbourhood. Lebanon’s Trash Theatre (INTERVIEW).

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Israeli Poet Nitzan Mintz Takes Sustainable Art To The Streets

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Artists across the Middle East have responded to the massive recycling crisis by upcycling trash into art. Read more about sustainable art in the Middle East: Ali Lamu Upcycles Weathered Dhow Sails into Inspiring Art. White Trash, An Ecological Group Exhibition, Opens in Tel Aviv Next Week. Architecture & Urban Fashion & Design Lifestyle & Culture art eco-art Nitzan Mintz Recycled design Tel Aviv trash upcycled materials waste

Recycled Furniture from Middle East Rugs and Doors

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Read more about other creative upcyclers: Meet Inbal Limor Who is Upcycling Jaffa’s Junk Into Art. Fashion & Design design recycled furniture Tel Aviv upcycled materials upcycled trash upcyclingRecycled furniture by Israeli designer Naama Futerman. She gives disposed objects a second life. If all the products that we ever used or came into contact with only had a “Chapter One”, our landfills would be overflowing.

Easy ways to cut down on trash and starve the landfill

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The average person, that's you, me, your neighbor, your kids, produces over 4 pounds, that is about 2kg, of trash a day, which equals about 29 pounds, or about 14kg a week, and that means that that works out to over 1,600 pounds, or 800kg (that's nearly a metric tonne) a year. It’s an interesting concept, trash, isn’t it? We ‘trash’ things that are no longer useful in anyway – they simply have to be buried or burned.

Godspeed Sustainable Design Team Setting Up a Pop Up Shop in Jaffa

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A team of two designers, Godspeed, will be creating furniture from raw and trashed materials in Jaffa within the framework of a single hour. Oh, and most of the materials used to create Godspeed’s design items will be trash. ” Godspeed uses mostly raw, scrap materials, including trash. The table above is humorously titled “Trash Coffee Table”, and the candlesticks to the right are “Trash Candleholders.”

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Recycle Art Workshops @Darb 1718 This October

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If you are in Cairo, don’t miss these fun and fabulous recycling and upcycling workshops at Darb 1718. Lifestyle & Culture art Cairo recycling upcycled trash upcyclingFollowing what looks like a very successful Recycling Art festival at the end of August , Darb 1718 are hosting a set of four recycling workshops this month. With sessions on the 9, 10, 16 and 17 of October from 7 to 9pm, you now have lots of opportunity to brush up on your creativity skills.

Let's Talk Rubbish

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A new book on reusing and upcycling trash Epsom, Surrey, UK, August 2010 : In “ Let's Talk Rubbish ”, published in August 2010 by Tatchipen Media, the Romani Publishing & Media Company, the author, Michael Smith (Veshengro), is not talking rubbish but about rubbish, about trash, or whatever else you may call it, and about how we can reduce it in our homes and at our places of work. Tags: recycing crafts recycling upcycling DIY with trash

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Toxic Waste Desk Caddy

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Those containers are, so it is being said, 'collectables' but how many of them do end up, despite of that, in the trash bin? It is a shame that people do not seem to have the imagination to see the potential in this little container, or in other things that they so thoughtlessly toss into the trash. DIY upcycling DIY with trash DIY projects Toxic Waste candyFrom this … to this. is an easy road but one very rarely traveled.

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Celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15

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Activism food chain food waste landfill plastic waste Recycling Trash upcyclingThe amount of waste Americans generate has been on the rise – from 3.66 pounds per person in 1980 to 4.4 pounds per person in 2013 – but we’re also recycling and composting more. Today we recycle or compost about 34% of our waste, up from less than 10% in 1. Learn more stats and why recycling is still important from the team at the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEEF).

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5 Practical Ways to Keep eWaste out of Landfills

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However, electronic waste are among the most salvageable products being trashed – below are five practical ways to keep them out of the landfills… 5 Practical Ways to Keep eWaste out of Landfills: Sell them: If there is life left in your outdated electronics, then there is value in them. Additionally you can send your broken electronics to terracycle to upcycle. It is up to us to sort though our trash and salvage as much as we can.

Don't try to impress people with what you can buy

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Make from natural materials, from trash, and whatever, and thus don't have to buy. Instead of buying to impress, and buying more and more, we should and must, in fact, reduce our consumption – maybe even reduce to impress, but then again why impress or try to impress in the first place – and make do, repair, reuse, make our own, ideally from waste in the form of reuse or upcycling, and make our own from scratch from natural materials and/or from waste.

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Rag Pickers

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I guess that is why I am still today loathed to throw out anything that could just possibly and remotely be upcycled into something “new” or which could come in handy for use in some way or other. rags recyclables trashby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Rag pickers exist still to this very day in many countries around the globe and even in some European (Union) Nations.

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