Your fancy new iPhone deserves a fancy new case lest it get dinged, scratched or covered in unsightly fingerprints. But Miniwiz thinks you'd be better off wrapping it in discarded rice husks and plastic bottle caps, some of the ingredients that go into its completely recycled Re-Case.
These cardboard coolers are a must for any summer event: smart, green, recyclable and can fit 35 lbs worth of beer and goodies. It's like a cross between the heavy duty plastic coolers and the disposable styrofoam ones...but better.
San Diego-based artist Rich Morrison has taken the old adage "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and applied it to this recycled beer can surfboard.
I love recycling. I mean, it's the duty of every responsible citizen of Earth to leave your recyclables on the corner every Monday and Friday for the Recycling Fairy. She takes it away and turns it into fun, new—wait. Are we sure that's right?
Later this year, you might spot a new addition to your local grocery store—these recycled Coca-Cola shelves, which are the first shelves ever to be recycled 100 per cent. Made from corrugated cardboard, they'll be re-used until they fall apart, and then recycled into brand new ones. Minus the stickiness of Coke…
Private First Class Rupert Valero is currently stationed at Khandahar, Afghanistan. In his spare time, he's become something of a toymaker, building "action figure" type toys with recycled bottle caps or whatever found materials he stumbles upon. Some of the figures he makes are truly gorgeous and out there.
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.
These are the most tasteful eco-friendly coffins I've ever seen, and as they're made from recycled paper the earth will be nourished within days. I guess the antithesis of these DanCofs would be wrapping a body in numerous Happy Meals?
Four months after boasting of vacuums made from recycled sea junk, Electrolux now has five colorful cleaners to show off. They're made from 70 per cent recycled plastics, with each cleaner's design representing the ocean the rubbish came from.
It's not going to warrant you any rags-to-riches accolades overnight, but it's a quick way to get rid of unwanted gadgetry and make a few bucks in the process.
Everytime you switch on, remind yourself to switch off. That's the message environmental artist Tanya Clarke is sending with these Liquid Lights. Made from recycled pipes and taps, the lamps use green LEDs as the light source.
If you get a new computer for Christmas, you're probably SOL on timing, since it'll be about time to pack up the holiday fa-la-la-la junk, but you could always make a computer box deer to shoot in your backyard, especially if you hate your computer company.
Are these the perfect tree decorations for green geeks? Possibly. Made from recycled CDs and circuit boards, they are heinously expensive (around $6 for a circuit-board dangler, $9 for the CD version. Or you can get a set of three for $16 or $21 respectively. Or you can not bother.
Recycling circuit boards for use as everyday, decorative objects is nothing new—but you have to hand it to a guy who takes the concept this far. Although, I doubt that you would be pulling in a lot of tail rollin' down the street in a circuit-board-covered beater with Thomas Dolby blaring on the radio. [Nerdcore via …