30 posts tagged recycling
I took an old guitar that i couldn’t save, removed the back and made shelves from the left material, and the inner structural wood of the guitar. The only two materials are one guitar and carpenter’s glue, that’s it! (via The last acord of the spices guitar)
Pluck a new chord with this busted guitar by having it pen a few new tunes as a spice rack.
Waste tin cans to a beautiful spoon stand. Recycling is fun, isn’t it?
I always appreciate a bit of nifty upcycling, especially when it’s a combination of recycling, inspired design, and functionality.
We all love the conveniences provided by our fancy smartphones, but it’s easy to forget that these devices aren’t inherently the greenest products on the market. Thankfully, engaging companies like Verizon have set up programs where people can recycle their electronics with ease and with the betterment of others in mind.
According to its “Electronic Device Recycling" program page:
“Recycle your used devices with Verizon and you may be eligible to receive a Verizon Wireless gift card. We accept cell phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile hotspot devices from any carrier. For every device recycled, we will also make a $1 contribution to HopeLine® from Verizon.”
The best parts of this program are pretty great:
- Verizon will take products from any other carrier
- Victims and survivors of domestic violence will receive some much-needed assistance and support.
Three divine DIY planter ideas <3 Which one is your favourite?
I’m a sucker for a great DIY planter - there are so many different containers you can creatively re-purpose to serve as a home for pretty flowers.
In honor of New York Fashion Week, here are 8 creative ideas for upcycling a variety of materials to create inventive dresses and accessories. I personally like the clutch made from candy wrappers, the hobo bag made from computer keys, and the storybook gown made fromGolde Books.
What are your thoughts on the “eco-couture?”
30 things you should never compost or recycle
Though recycling and composting are two of the most important green practices, there are some items that are bad for the environment. Follow these guidelines for best practices.
While some folks might quibble with certain of the “do not compost” items, this list does represent a good guide regarding certain items that you shouldn’t try to compost and/or recycle. Most of these qualifications concern how a given product is made or processed. In general, we recommend that you do your own research into the restrictions in your area before you decide what you should and should not send to the compost pile or recycling bin.
Originally posted on MommyGreenest.com by Rachel Sarnoff I am not great about remembering my reusable water bottle. Unless Iâm going on a picnic, I tend to
Check out the answers to these Top 10 Recycling FAQs. Pay special attention to #6:
Q: “I’m buying a soda. Bottle or can?”
A: “Can, definitely. Most cans contain 50% or more recycled aluminum. And a used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can in as little as 60 days.”
#10 is a good one as well:
Q: “So what can’t I recycle?”
A: “Aerosol cans (you aren’t still using those, right?), ceramics, diapers (as if), household glass like window panes and mirrors, light bulbs and CFLs (because of the mercury), and tires. Oh, and hazardous waste, of course.”
For the more enterprising upcycling aficionados and inventive lawn artists out there, here are some cows made from old car parts.
I especially approve of using the old VW minibus chassis as the cow’s body.
Love this idea of turning old drawers into planters!
If you’re looking for a creative upcycling idea, I quite enjoy the idea of re-purposing dresser drawers as shallow planters. Combine that with a tasteful rock garden or two, and you’ve quickly classed up your backyard.
Over the last decade the term “Upcycling” has been coined and worked into the discourse of sustainability efforts. It appeared in William McDonough’s book, Cradle to Cradle. It has yet to earn itse…
For those of interested in parsing the causes and effects of our products and how we use them daily and in the long term, I really like this explanation of recycling v. upcycling - especially the benefits and efficiency of both processes.
Another nifty way to grow lettuce in an old jug. Especially great if you don’t have a yard!
Attention Big City Dwellers! Want to grow your own veggies, but don’t have the space in your apartment? With a little inventive recycling, you can have your own garden simply by repurposing some old plastic jugs.
Turn a worn or outdated hardcover into an awesome portable art studio with this recycled book art kit tutorial that Shaunte shared on Crafts Unleashed.
I am really digging this upcycling project - turn a battered hardcover book into an art kit!