RecycledmMaterials make fabulous art supplies! And, once you get in to the Recycling habit, you will be surprised how easy it is!
Some of the following designs serve multiple purposes: illustrating the material possibilities of what most would consider trash while also maximizing the aesthetic potential of what would otherwise be considered waste objects. Clothes become rugs, airline trolleys become furniture, cardboard becomes bridges and sewage turns into building blocks!
The Volksware designers have provided an interesting alternative way of recycling clothes that may not even bit fit for the Salvation Army. By stitching them and rolling them they have created a simple carpet system that can be cut to length and fit to a space.
Ever wonder what happens to those oddly shaped airplane trolleys when the airlines are done using them? Well, so did Bordbar before they began appropriating and adding splashes of design to them and reselling them to the public as useful (if odd) multipurpose mobile furniture. These are highly customizable have have a surprising range of possible functions once they are recycled into use – including doubling as recycled bookcases and bookshelves.
The Remarkable product design team has created a series of colorful and useful versions of traditional products made out of unusual recycled materials.
The Remida Center appropriates scrap materials from all kinds of local businesses in order to gain raw materials ranging from wood and metal to plexiglass and plastic that students can use in art projects. The idea is both to facilitate art but also to raise awareness about the origins of materials, essentially recycling otherwise unused materials and putting them toward the production of art.
Italian designer Marcella Foschi has developed a quite clever way to recycle cassette tapes: a product material that exists in abundance but is associated with a dying (or dead) technology. Her coin purses are at least cute (if not collectible) and appropriate a material we all know, love and have stopped using.
(Original resource: http://ecoble.com/2008/03/12/10-unusually-creative-ways-to-recycle-ordinary-objects/)
Thinking of a little suprise for a friend? This is something that you may love to do.
Upcycling is becoming increasingly popular among groups and individuals concerned about pollution problem. Recycling is great but it requires energy and resources to collect, sort and process unwanted items and waste. SO upcycling is an even greener way of recycling . You find a new purpose for your unwanted items before you throw them away. It’s all about taking disposable things and creating something useful from them. Using a little creativity, and make something lovely and special for your loved ones will be great.
I want a bottle of Coke.
But I want less litter.
We can buy bottles of coke, and put the empty bottle in the recycle bins. However, does it enought?
NO, not at all! The landfill is end up like this!
If you can’t say No to Bottled drinks, just use your creativity to make a better life. Do remember, everyone can be an artisit in green:)
Q: What is your way of recycling plastic bottles?
1) Throw them away
2) Separate them from other waste, and put them in the recycling bins
3)Make fun with them
I personally would like to choose option 3) Make fun with them!
Designed by: Sarah Turner
Image credits: unknown
Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy
Designed by Yaroslav Olenev
Cherry Blossom Paint Stamp
Image credits: Garth Britzman
Image credits: personalise.co.uk
Image credits: stranamasterov.ru
Designed by: Seamy’s Deco And House
Designed by: Maceta Gatuna
Intricate Bottle Vase
Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack
Image credits: doodlecraftblog.com
Designed by Tom Davies
Image credits: FijiMe Tour
Image credits: unknown
Solar Light Bulb
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Image credits: Michelle Brand
Bottle Cap Decoration
Image credits: Ilya Naymushinvia
We dink a lot, and it means we use a lot of drinks containers. Do you realize that Australians use between 13-14 billion drinks containers a year? Many of the drink containers end up as waste in landfill, even though we do regular recycling in our daily life.
We need to think something special, creative.
How about making a little lovely present for your family or friends? Try to do something that benefit both you and the environment you are living in!
A little sprakle in life is a social issue campaign regarding recycling. I know many young people like us today do not like recycling, becasue it is BORING!!!! However, we still need to do it for the mother earth or let’s say for ourselves and our children in the future!!!!
This blog will update regularly regarding creative ways of recycling and show you how fun it will be if you get started! So, guys.. let us be creative and make a little sparkle in life for green!
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