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Recycled Tyre Bags

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Beautifully designed, this large roomy fair-trade bag is hand crafted from recycled car tyre rubber  with a bicycle tire accent so every bag has its own unique texture.  Fully lined the eco bag is divided into two sections and contains pockets for pens and another  larger pocket to make it easy to find your wallet and phone. A fashion accessory which not only provides a statement but also shows how much you care.


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Recycled Metal Trash Art Giraffe

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Amazing tin animals made from trash.African recycled crafts such as this giraffe are made out of ‘nothing’; discarded household junk, cans, plumbing, wire and plastics. The things people throw away and abandon are transformed into beautiful products


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Recycled Metal Lizards

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Recycled aluminium drink cans become fantastic lizards another example of the brilliant and colourful fairtrade African township art.


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Go Green! Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic

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Wood, plastic, paper, rock, and metal are commonly thrown away after a construction project. If they were recycled, though, they could make mulch, fuel, furniture, toilet paper, newspapers, and even roofs.


Check out this infographic from a waste management company in New Jersey to learn more...


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Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree | scatol8® | Scoop.it

The tinsel is undraped and the ornaments carefully stores away. All that is left is a dry, majestic, 6-foot-tall Douglas Fir in the corner of your living room. Every year, an estimated 30 million of these fragrant, fresh, Christmas trees are sold in the United States, but as much as 10% of them go straight to landfills—never to be recycled.

 

Learn more about what can you do to keep your Yuletide centerpiece from going to waste while also helping your community...


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Recycled Bangles Tea Light Candle Holder

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These unique tea light candle holders are hand-crafted from recycled bangle bracelet pieces. Bright pops of color dazzle in the evening glow. Proceeds employ and train marginalized artisans in India.


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These unique tea light candle holders are hand-crafted from recycled bangle bracelet pieces. Bright pops of color dazzle in the evening glow. Proceeds employ and train marginalized artisans in India.


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Recycled Island

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A Dutch company named Rotterdam WHIM Architectur offers to transform a huge slab of plastic into a Hawaii-sized island made entirely out of plastic waste. This project for a plastic island in the Pacific, entitled Recycled Island, says it will clean up the oceans, create a new land, and construct a sustainable habitat. This provocative garbage island project, however shocking it may seem does draw attention to the massive problems caused by plastic waste.


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Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built...

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The cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their center, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.

At DLD Cities in London, he said "cities have centers that celebrate previous centuries -- in Europe, the cities celebrated spirituality, with cathedrals. After some time, the cathedrals became downtown cores- and celebrations of capitalism and commercialism".

The cities of the future will celebrate "the belief of what keeps us alive" - or elements of the city that make our lives better.

 

Terreform ONE, a green design company in Brooklyn, explores biohacks for the ecological issues facing modern cities. For instance, the waste New York City produces every hour weighs as much as the Statue of Liberty - in the future that waste could be recompacted into building blocks, or recycled "bales". Looking beyond recycling, though, it would be even better to create a city which didn't produce waste in the first place...

That means growing thousands of homes -- building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. "There would be no difference between the home and nature -- it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology," explained Joachim.

 

For more information on these innovative concepts, including biomimicry and new green technology proposals for future cities, stop by to read the complete article and visit referenced links on urban sustainability...


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Recycled Aluminium Bowls

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Recycled aluminium is incredibly eco-friendly. Recycling aluminium saves up to 90% of the carbon emissions needed to produce new aluminium from bauxite, and helps to reduce landfill. These recycled aluminium products are fair trade and finished by hand in India. Each item is highly polished before the colour is applied and allowed to dry. Then they are hand-finished with clear enamel which is then given a final polish. The result is fair trade products with vibrant colours that are practical and decorative gifts for the home. 


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Recycled Lego

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Leave the smallest environmental footprint possible and stay fashionable  in 2009 an estimated 40 million toys were thrown away, these blocks were saved from the landfill to become fun, quirky jewelry.


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Recycled Giant Octopus

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This giant octopus  is made entirely of woven recycled plastic bags - 4 meters around it is called ' 20,00 Bags Under The Sea  " and was made by the Australian artist Jacq Chorlton


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John Rushton's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:04 PM

These people should get together with the flip flop people and make a floppy octopus !

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: ) good idea!!
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Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic]

Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic] | scatol8® | Scoop.it
Although 'moving season' — mid-May through mid-Sept. — is behind us, the folks at MyMove.com have some thoughts on how to haul all of your worldly possessions from points A to B with minimal eco-impact.

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Recycled Glass Lighting

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Glass can survive for thousands of years and yet millions of tons of it enters into our landfills each year. 


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Recycled Cork Lights

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With the aim to help the environment, designer Benjamin Hubert came up with the idea of designing  beautiful pendant lights.The lights are made from a  cork block made of  recycled wine corks


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John Rushton's curator insight, June 13, 2013 6:16 AM

So much wine and so little time

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[infographic] Recycling Guide and Green Facts

[infographic] Recycling Guide and Green Facts | scatol8® | Scoop.it

This infographic gives some great information about recycling. It includes facts about the different materials that can be recycled, what Americans throw away, as well as the top 10 greenest states in the US, of which Vermont tops the list...


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Recycled Plastic Truck,

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Instead of dumping garbage into landfills, rural Nepali women collect discarded chip bags, bottled water packaging, and cookie cases. After thoroughly cleaning the plastic, they slice it into strips and wind these strips around wild grasses called saru. By tying these recycled "straws" together with twine, they're able to mold trays, stools, and bowls. Good for people and the planet. 


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Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet's supply of Rare Earth Elements.

Apple sold a record 5 million iPhones the first weekend the phone was on the market. And unlike in the iPhone’s early days, the latest Apple smartphones are not primarily being purchased by first time owners.

But did you ever stop to think about what happens to all those iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 and 4Ss now deemed out of date? While there are many recycling programs available, most smartphones are not efficiently thrown out.

Apple’s iPhones is far from the only culprit — most every smartphone, hard drive, hybrid car, satellite, MRI machine and GPS, along with dozens of other tech gadgets, are made from Rare Earth Elements.

This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet’s supply of rare earth elements...


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Recycled Electronic Componenets

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Obvious Front is the genius behind these jewellery items, An asortment of very cute little robots made from used computer parts, capacitors, and other electronics gadgets!


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