Old iPhones Are Being Repurposed to Decorate Your House

Recycling e-waste is kind of important. Our devices are full of heavy metals and toxins that probably shouldn't just chill in landfills. But iPhone repair company Twice Used is designing housewares that put a new spin on old handsets. » 11/17/13 5:27pm 11/17/13 5:27pm

Refoldable Cardboard Furniture Makes It Cheap And Easy To Mosey On

When you're moving and you have a lot of IKEA furniture, you know what you should do. You should take it apart, transport it and then put it back together on the other end. You know this. You consider this. And then you create a last minute flash sale on Craig's List, get whatever money you can from all that MALM, and… » 8/04/13 11:35am 8/04/13 11:35am

Apple Will Buy Your Old iPhone for Good Money So You Can Buy a New…

A new iPhone is coming and if you want to smartly get rid of your old iPhone before it gets even older, you would want to sell it off for as much as you can get. If that's too much work, go for perhaps the easiest route: sell your old iPhone back to Apple. They're taking old iPhones with open arms. » 8/29/12 10:00pm 8/29/12 10:00pm

Where Christmas Lights Go to Die

Welcome to Shijiao. It's a bustling town in China that just so happens to be the unofficial capital of dead and unwanted Christmas lights. According to The Atlantic, 20 million pounds of old Christmas lights make it through Shijao every year. What the heck for? » 12/26/11 4:30pm 12/26/11 4:30pm

Cash-Strapped Lithuanian Town Creates Beautiful Plastic Bottle…

It's a MacGyver Christmas in Lithuania where a 42-foot Christmas tree made of plastic bottles and zip ties was unveiled last Sunday. It's good to know where all those Sprite bottles I throw in recycling bin finally end up. » 12/09/11 12:40pm 12/09/11 12:40pm

Apple's Giving Out Gift Cards for Recycling Your iPhone or iPad

Apple's updated its reuse and recycling program to include iPhones and iPads. If you trade in your handset or computer, you'll receive an Apple gift card for "fair market value." They'll also recycle any old, non-Apple displays or computers for free, even if you're not buying a new Mac. [MacRumors] » 8/09/11 1:53pm 8/09/11 1:53pm

Let Plastic2Oil Turn Your Discarded Plastics Into Fuel

Canadian company JBI is setting the recycling industry on fire with its new Plastic2Oil plants that promise to convert non-recyclable plastics into fuel. » 7/05/11 9:38pm 7/05/11 9:38pm

A Better Soda Can

Aluminum cans are convenient! So why would we need a better soda can? Well because even though they're recyclable, they're not really reusable. This soda can is not only reusable, it's also biodegradable. Better for everybody! » 2/02/11 8:00pm 2/02/11 8:00pm

Five Things to Do with Your Old Laptop

We get it, your new laptop is shiny, super-fast and awesome. But don't forget about your old laptop! It doesn't have to sit around and collect dust. Here are five super easy things you can do to rejuvenate it. » 1/26/11 11:00am 1/26/11 11:00am

This New Design for the Post-it Could Solve the Post-it's Classic…

It might be a little hard to see, but this is a design for an improved post-it note. The paper is made from wood waste and the end of the note ends in a triangle to prevent the corners from fraying. » 1/01/11 6:00pm 1/01/11 6:00pm

A Christmas Tree Made From Recycled Bottles Looks Great

Real trees might trump fake trees in being green, but nothing beats building a Christmas tree from recycled bottles. These wonderful recycled Christmas trees are popping up in Paris and you can build one yourself. » 12/18/10 5:00pm 12/18/10 5:00pm

Sit on a Pile of Trash

This "Trash Cube", designed by Nicolas Le Moigne, uses leftover roofing material to make up its shape. When workers throw scrap fiber cement away, they toss it into a cube-shaped mold to form the seat. Recycling is useful. » 12/11/10 6:00pm 12/11/10 6:00pm

The Yellow Pages Finally Have A Purpose: They Can Be Used To Build…

We think the Yellow Pages are useless and should go die already. But maybe not! A resourceful architect managed to build a shed using just yellow pages. Perhaps those tree killing monstrosities can be reborn as paper bricks. » 10/09/10 12:30pm 10/09/10 12:30pm

A Great Way To Commemorate An Old Friend

When you can't keep your computer functioning anymore, this is one way to deal with it: taking it apart and turning it into a piece of furniture. Much more sentimental (and creative) than tossing it in a landfill. » 7/21/10 7:40pm 7/21/10 7:40pm

Recycled Island: A Colorful Paradise Made From Garbage

The resourceful Dutch want to turn the Pacific Garbage Patch into a tropical destination. The idea is to recycle the plastic waste floating in our oceans into building materials for an habitable, self-sustaining island. » 7/15/10 9:00pm 7/15/10 9:00pm

The Gizmodo Recycling Program: Get Paid and Help the Gulf Coast

Recycle your old gadgets, get paid, and help out the Gulf Coast oil spill. Sound too good to be true? It's not; it's the Gizmodo Recycling Program. » 6/14/10 11:45am 6/14/10 11:45am

Broken Bottles Transformed Into Shards of Light

Step one: Throw empty beer bottles into a 20x30 foot bulletproof glass cage. Step Two: Gather the shattered bottles. Step Three: Re-imagine the shards of glass into prisms of light. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. It's easy to do. [Glassphemy via Core77] » 6/03/10 1:00am 6/03/10 1:00am

South Korean Shipping Containers Repurposed For Optimum Sunset…

Shipping containers in my mind are forever associated with grim situations seen in TV shows like Dexter or The Wire, but in South Korea they can also be observatories for viewing sunsets. » 2/17/10 12:20pm 2/17/10 12:20pm

The Only Gadget Recycling List You Need

Engadget's put together a comprehensive list for finding where to recycle pretty much gadget you could possibly own. If you're not rolling last year's model style as we approach the season of buying new crap, take a look. Recycle! [Engadget] » 10/27/09 6:20pm 10/27/09 6:20pm

Volkswagen's Level Green: A Crazy Geometric Holodeck Wonderland

As if its Sci-Fi parking garage wasn't cool enough, VW's now built this amazing exhibition for its Autostadt attraction in Wolfsburg, Germany. The 1000m2 space has 25 installations exploring three aspects of sustainability: the environment, society, and the economy. » 8/11/09 2:00am 8/11/09 2:00am