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    Recycled skateboards double up as guitars in SF

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    It isn’t fair for erstwhile skateboards to spend the remainder of their existence, planted on walls as showpieces. They’ve known action and they should continue to see the light. Nick Pourfard, a 22-year old artist, musician and skateboarder managed to find his calling in creating a wonderful use for old skateboards. He converts them to retro-packed, brilliant guitars. Nick is a San Francisco-based Industrial Design student and the mastermind behind Prisma Guitars. Each guitar is 100% handmade and created using former skateboards. His greatest achievement till now is creating a guitar for legendary bass player, Steve Harris (up the Irons!) from Iron Maiden.

    Posted in Recycle on August 1, 2015
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    Chinese artist constructs office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

    Telling someone that they’d have a chance to live surrounded by beer bottles would make them gleam with delight. Li Rongjun from China went on to live this dream, albeit his bottles were devoid beer and were recycled. It took him a total of 8,500 bottles to make this possible. With the aid of his father, Li created a sturdy, beautiful structure from the discarded bottles. Beer stands in third position among the planet’s most beloved beverage, which means that we have more than enough bottles to handle. The office is 300 square feet in size and seems to act as the best possible sales pitch, vouching for his talent to prospective clients.

    Posted in Recycle on July 25, 2015
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    Bohemian Guitars – Revolutionary environment-hugging guitars made from recycled oil cans

    oil-can-guitar-bohemian-guitarsMusic is self-expression at its best. That said, there’s no better way to express your love for the environment than strumming on a guitar made from recycled products! Two brilliant conceptualizers, Adam and Shaun Lee, came up with Bohemian Guitars, a startup that transforms waste oil cans into electric guitars. Having grown up in Johannesburg, the duo was inspired by the resourcefulness of residents in South African townships and aren’t strangers to repurposing waste materials into playable instruments.

    Posted in Recycle on September 26, 2014
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    Why burn when you can recycle? Tires are now being repurposed globally

    recycle-tireWhere there is a wheel, there is a way, or in this case, a tire! There was a time when human kind thought of burning tires as the only way to get rid of all the punctured waste. However, with a little bit of innovation and thought, these waste tires can actually be used for several practical purposes! Tiny companies in Kenya have realized the potential in recycling tires and have begun refashioning old tires into sandals that sell for $2 to $5. In the United States, about 35,000 used tires were recycled into $25 flip flops by Detroit Treads and University of Michigan students.

    Posted in Recycle on August 13, 2014
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    Pharrel Williams unveils happy clothes made from recycled plastic!

    recycled-plastic-clothesPharrell Williams made the world happy with Happy. Now, he’s making environment-soldiers happy with his latest move! The singer recently teamed up with Amsterdam-based G-Star Raw to launch a new clothing line called ‘Raw for the Oceans’. The line includes shirts, jeans, sweaters and, pretty much obviously, hats, all made from Return Textiles’ eco-friendly Bionic Yarn. This multi-layered fiber is made from recycled plastic harvested from ocean garbage, making Williams’ release eco-friendly!

    Posted in Recycle on July 9, 2014
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    Broken iPhones recycled into pieces of art and furniture by Twice Used

    Well, if you don’t have an iPhone, or to be more precise, if a broken iPhone is what you’ve got, you’ve also got the raw material for some pretty pieces of artwork! Gadgets like the iPhone do meet their end sooner or later by way of accident and instead of mourning the demise of old iPhones, repair company, Twice Used, is using broken iPhone components to create fabulous furniture pieces and art! Using throw-away parts including broken shells, screens and the like, Twice Used has come up with a range of awe-striking creations.

    Posted in Recycle on November 20, 2013
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    Vancouver goes green; begins cigarette-butt-recycling program

    Smoking cigarettes destroys your lungs, but that isn’t all the damage these death-sticks do. Cigarette butts are known to choke drains and pollute the environment, given the fact that they take particularly long to blend back into nature. The City of Vancouver decided to give the environment some relief from these destructive cigarette butts and came up with the first recycling program to put to rest these remnants of human vices. Cigarette Waste Brigade pilot project kicked-off with the installation of 110 recycling receptacles.

    Posted in Recycle on November 18, 2013
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    High-tech OrbSys Shower reduces water usage by 90%

    Not everyone on this planet we call home has access to fresh water and quite a substantial part of the world’s population has to travel distances for potable water supply. It’s only fair that the privileged few waste less water and adopt a sense of water conservation. Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi thought so too and came up with the OrbSys Shower concept, a high-tech purification system that recycles water while you wash! Quoting Mahdjoubi, “With my shower, which is constantly recycling water, you’d only use about five liters of water for a 10 minute shower … In a regular shower you would use 150 liters of water — 30 times as much. It’s a lot of savings.”

    Posted in Recycle on November 14, 2013
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    Typewriters, machines and old computers recycled to make a Darth Vader helmet

    Like we’ve always said before, nothing’s garbage. With the right innovation and determination, trash can be turned into something as eye-catching and completely awesome as this Darth Vader helmet. Good enough to make the evil fellow from the Star Wars franchise take over the planet earth just to get his hands on it, this helmet was created by Gabriel Dishaw, an artist who put to use parts from typewriters, machines, and old computers!

    Posted in Recycle on September 3, 2013
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    H&M introduces clothes recycling initiative

    What do a few of us do when our clothes turn old? Well, we stuff it all inside bags and toss them away! H&M wishes to bring a change in this process and has made a significant contribution to the global recycling movement. The fashion retailer recently launched a new worldwide apparel-recycling initiative that helps donators make a few bucks from the recycling of their old clothes, while keeping intact the natural resource reserves.

    Posted in Recycle on February 26, 2013
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