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    Mechanical Paper Robots made from recycled paper and dead trees shoot rubber-bands!

    Waste paper does not necessarily need to be tossed in a bin. Using a little bit of innovation and creativity, these bits and pieces of paper can very well be put to better use, like creating one of these spectacular mechanical robots made entirely out of paper! By artist Kikousya, these Mechanical Paper Robots were chiseled into being from materials sourced from dead trees along with a few rubber bands and dowels. Completely functional with miniature guns that shoot rubber-bands, these robots have left us jaw-dropped, marveling at the sheer ingenuity used to create each of these and the effort and thought put into it all, making recycling fun!

    Posted in Recycle on August 28, 2012
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    Recycling Surprises: Ten Things You’ve Been Throwing Away That You Can Recycle

    Newspapers, aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles are likely the first things to come to mind when you think of recycling; and, people interested in going green seem to focus on these specific items when implementing a home or business recycling program. You can find your area recycling centers at www.republicservices.com. While that is a good start, it is only the beginning of a long list of items that can be recycled.

    Posted in Recycle on August 23, 2012
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    P&P Office Waste Processor turns waste paper into graphite pencils!

    We hate watching things being tossed into waste bins and every time we come across a way to salvage this waste and put it to use once again, we simply can’t help smiling like delighted infants. Behold the P&P Office Waste Processor device, a little gizmo that quickly turns waste paper into usable pencils! Designed by Chinese designers Chengzhu Ruan, Yuanyuan Liu, Xinwei Yuan and Chao Chen, this award-winning device requires to be fed with a sheet of waste paper which in turn is wrapped tightly around a graphite stick with glue used to keep it all together. The resultant pencil works exceptionally well, just like any other you’d pick out of a stationary store! The P&P Office Waste Processor also includes a sharpener to keep your pencils well pointed and ready for use, making this device a must-have for just about any office desk!

    Posted in Recycle on August 17, 2012
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    M&S constructs world largest Union Jack from donated cloths

    The 2012 London Olympics was truly honored with Marks & Spencer as well as Oxfam teaming up to create the world’s largest “Union Jack” from unwanted clothing. The 65 foot long ‘cloths mosaic” comprising of nearly 2,100 red, white and blue garments, was unfurled at West Ham Park in East London. The department store’s “Shwooping” initiative which is a part of a UK wide clothing recycling program, encourages shoppers to surrender an unwanted piece of clothing for every new one they purchase.

    Posted in Recycle on August 13, 2012
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    Abu Dhabi accepts green mosque design sporting solar panels and waste water treatment

    Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, could pretty much turn into one of the world’s greenest cities with its continuous overhaul of green. Just recently, the city accepted designer Suhail Mohammed Suleiman’s proposal for a one-of-a-kind contemporary mosque. Sustainable and eco-efficient, this mosque uses solar power generated from on-site solar panels and uses a system that captures and recycles water used for ritual washing which in turn is used to irrigate the greenery around. Sporting a green roof, this mosque design has been awarded a Five Pearl Rating from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and also sports two crescent-topped spires that point towards the holy city of Mecca.

    Posted in Recycle on July 5, 2012
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    Artist Bruce Munro to light up Ayer’s Rock with the largest Field of Light installation powered by solar energy

    We’ve featured artist-designer Bruce Munro’s fabulous works before, including a cascading installation made from recycled CDs. The artist, knowing for creating seriously eye-catching installations, will soon unveil his largest ever created, nestled at Ayer’s Rock, Uluru. Called the Field of Lights, this project will power up completely by solar energy in the heart of the desert and will not use grid connections to light up. While the project is currently in its fundraising stages, the field of light will convert Ayer’s Rock into an aesthetic beauty that encourages observers to turn towards greener sources of energy generation, like solar power for instance. Using 3,290 kilometers of optical fiber and 500 LED solar-powered illuminators; Munro and his team expect the work to be completed in six weeks and will show up by May 2013, remaining on display till October 2013.

    Posted in Recycle on July 2, 2012
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    Marks & Spencer unveils sustainable and eco-friendly suit made from recycled materials

    Marks & Spencer seems adamant of lightening its carbon footprint and has recently unveiled a one-of-a-kind suit, probably the greenest the world as ever seen. Called the world’s most sustainable suit, this jacket-and-trouser uses Global Organic Textile (GOTS)-certified organic wool; a lining derived from recycled plastic bottles, recycled-polyester canvas interfacing, reclaimed buttons and pockets, a repurposed waistband, and recycled-polyester labels and is well tailored and suave indeed. Priced at £349 ($549), five hundred of these have been manufactured and will hit stores by September, bringing to light Marks & Spencer’s commitment to a carbon-neutral future.

    Posted in Recycle on June 27, 2012
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    Skoda’s Citihenge, the modern-day rendition of the Stonehenge uses recycled cars

    The Stonehenge has always been more than just a mysterious arrangement of rocks shifted into place by our ancestors with technology we cannot understand yet. Driving inspiration from this enchanted landmark nestled in the English county of Wiltshire, automobile manufacturer Skoda has come up with an eye-catching way to recycle its old cars. Called the Citihenge, this installation makes use of old cars and took three months to craft and 12 hours to install. Located at the south bank of the Thames near the Tower Bridge, the installation makes use of18 scrapped cars and weighs a total of 36 metric tons. Also, the installation is capable of facing the elements and can withstand a force-12 hurricane! And that’s not all. The Citihenge has been cleverly crafted to make it recyclable once used.


    Posted in Recycle on June 23, 2012
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    Philip Starck’s Broom Chair carved out of recycled industrial waste!

    Recycling has taken a new form recently with designer Philip Starck’s latest, a chair made from recycled industrial waste! Called the Broom Chair, this piece of furniture will be show off at the ICFF and uses 90% recycled waste from industrial sources. Previously unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair, this design was conceived for Emeco and uses discarded wood fibres and reclaimed polypropylene. Using these materials to create a plastic-wood composite, Starck managed to create a comfortably elegant piece of furniture that’s as green and eco-friendly as you’d require a chair to be!

    Posted in Recycle on May 29, 2012
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    MuckBusters mobile unit generates electricity from leftover food

    muck_610x381.pngPlanning to toss those plates of leftovers from yesterday away in the waste? Give this a thought. Leftover food could very well be used to generated energy with technology company SeaB’s newest brainchild, MuckBusters. Basically mobile recycling units nestled in shipping containers, the Brit folks from SeaB are currently trying to gain public interest around the Bay Area. According to claims made, the MuckBusters system can very well generate enough electricity to power up 150 computers from half a ton of unwanted leftover food.

    Posted in Recycle on March 30, 2012
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