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    Sandals made from recycled computer parts

    Computer parts do not necessarily need to be thrown away, once their lifespan dies out. Instead, you could recycle them and turn them into a bunch of useful products, like this pair of sandals for example. Created by Steven Rodrig, the Data Sandals were made from PC mother boards, ribbon wire and a bunch of other thrown-away computer parts. Also, these are highly detailed and completely wearable, though we aren’t sure just how many of us would prefer wearing sandals that seem to have mated with a computer!

    Posted in Recycle on August 11, 2011
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    Apple to recycle old computers and mobile phones for free

    computer_waste_main.jpgApple seems to have learned to work for the best interests of the environment lately. The manufacturer is now willingly accepting old computers, sending them for recycling, in a bid to keep away a load of technological trash from dump yards. Earlier, Apple followed a protocol wherein people were charged for old PC disposal carried out by the manufacturer, or free disposal of old PCs was offered to those buying Macs. Also, Apple’s new Reuse and Recycling Program will take in iPhones and iPads and phones made by other manufacturers too who’ve met their death beds, and if your device still has a considerable breath of life left, you’re entitled to a gift card.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech, Recycle on August 10, 2011
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    Ready to Wear Away Dress made from recycled paper

    Sure we all know what “ready to wear is”. Designer Sylvia Heisel loves playing around with words though and her definition of “ready to wear” is a step away from what we know it to be! The designer’s and Brooklyn accessories’ label, Paper No. has come up with the “Ready-to-Wear-Away” dress. Made from recycled paper distressed to look like leather, the true charm in the dress lies in the moment when the top layer wears away due to body heat and friction. Once the top layers off over a period of time, the dress goes on to show up inspirational quotes by some prominent thinkers including William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Confucius, and even Tupac Shakur!

    Posted in Recycle on August 8, 2011
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    WasteLandscape, art installation made from 65,000 waste CDs

    When it comes to giving junk a new life, artists around seem to boast a Midas touch of sorts. Artists Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard breathed life back into thrown away CDs, a technology that seems to be gradually fading away, with data sharers now moving to inexpensive and reusable devices like pen drives. Scavenging about 65,000 of them from waste yards, the pair has built an art installation called the WasteLandscape, shaped like hills. The CDs were sorted and then sewn by hand to create a giant CD fabric by Morin, an artist, and Eliard, an architect.

    Posted in Recycle on August 4, 2011
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    London 2012 Olympic Games Pavilion made from recycled Nike shoes

    GL2.jpgThe London 2012 Olympic Games is putting in every bit to remain green, and its newest exploit of environment-friendliness is the Pavillion designs pouring in for the event. What caught our eye the most however, was the 3rd place entry, basically a folded athletic track, meant for the Trafalgar Square. Complete with a display screen to throw up information in regards to Olympic events and such, this pavilion is unique and green, given the fact that it’s made from Nike “Grind” recycled running shoes. That’s not all. This one was also designed keeping sustainability in mind.

    Posted in Architecture, Recycle on July 27, 2011
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    Hummer shells recycled to create prefab home

    GL1.jpgHummers haven’t really had a green side, ever. These super-large fuel-thirsty “car” is known to gulp down more gas than an average sedan, or probably a couple of them single-handedly. Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of HplusF Design and Architecture however gave the ever-polluting and drastically fuel-uneconomical Hummer a greener shot to life. They’ve come up with a prefab home made from Hummer shells, that is, the bodies of previously deceased Hummers. Using eight separate Hummer shells, HplusF created what they lovingly call the Hummer House.

    Posted in Recycle on July 27, 2011
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    Nokia fashions Mobile Man robot statue from old recycled mobile phones

    When it comes to recycling old mobile phones, Nokia sure know just how to get that done! Instead of having these old thrown-away mediums to communication dumped in an electronic waste yard, Nokia used a bit of innovation and creativity and blended it all in with a dash of recycling, to conceive this Mobile Man robot statue. In a bid to promote mobile phone recycling, the Finnish mobile bigshot hooked up with the postal service in Beijing and will give out free movie tickets to those who turn in old handsets at 40 Beijing post offices.

    Posted in Recycle on July 21, 2011
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    EnviroKats uses recycled tires for cat litter system

    Disposing-off tires isn’t all that easy, and can work out to be quite an expensive affair too, both to your wallet and to the environment too, given that most tire replacements include a fee of about $2.00 that’s taken into account to dispose the old tire. So, the best way to put all this waste rubber to rest is recycling. EnviroKats, a cat litter manufacturer, has recently unveiled a one-of-a-kind cat-poop-disposer made from recycled tires. This cat litter system is completely made from recycled tires and is 100% reusable. Also, being made from carbon materials, this system absorbs odors easily.

    Posted in Recycle on July 14, 2011
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    Ford uses old tires to manufacture gaskets and seals for new cars

    Ford isn’t a stranger to recycling. The automobile bigshot is now recycling tires, about 2.2 million pounds in all, which will be combined with soybean oil and other materials to create gaskets and seals for new cars. With a tie-up with Recycled Polymeric Materials, a Detroit-based supplier, Ford’s environment friendly recycled gaskets will show up in the Ford F-150, Escape, Mustang, Focus, and Fiesta. Using about 210,000 used tires and 150,000 pounds of soy, Ford has developed a material to be used for the manufacture of gaskets and seals for new Ford vehicles.

    Posted in Recycle on July 13, 2011
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    Art-room waste recycled into pencils at Royal College of Art

    Art can turn messy and pretty wasteful at times. Art also however, can turn into a great way to recycle old stuff. Now, combining art, the concept of recycling, and doing the environment a huge favor, the From Here for Here project at the Royal College of Art in London will use art-school waste and convert it into pencils. Using bits and scraps of waste thrown out of art-classrooms, the project will machine-make recycled pencils, which will then be given out for free to the students. Besides this, the institute also plans to make a few bucks by selling these recycled pencils, forming a complete closed-loop manufacturing chain! Using thrown-away plastic, resin, wood, and fiberboard combined with flour from the school’s café and water, a paste-like material is ground up, perfect for pencil casings.

    Posted in Recycle on July 12, 2011
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