Jewelry made from recycled skateboards

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By Conrad Crespin in New Fashion on Thursday 12 September 2013

MapleXO makes jewelry and products using recycled skateboards. Don’t you wish you thought of that? The company breathes life into dead boards on a daily basis. Yup, recycling at its best.

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$9 cardboard bicycle holds up to 24 times its own weight

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 5 January 2013

Bicycle enthusiast and designer Izhar Gafni created a bike made from 100% recycled materials; mostly cardboard. This incredible 20lb bike can hold up to 24 times its own weight, and costs between $9 and $12. This might just be the most sustainable, affordable, and well-designed means of transportation we’ve seen yet.

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Tie-ups plastic belts

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By Serena in New Products on Friday 11 March 2011

Italian-made Tie-ups is the first belt to be wholly realized in fine plastics: resistant, flexible and with a minimal and versatile design. Tie-ups is an accessory adding a note of freshness and innovation to any clothing style, and is ecological, recyclable, and waterproof.

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Beth Fuller’s Junkture Table

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By Julia Hennock in New Products on Wednesday 13 February 2008

One person’s trash is another person’s gorgeous table. Beth Fuller created the Junkture Table from a magnesium wheel rim found in a New York City junkyard. All materials for the table are locally sourced, reclaimed, 99% recycled, or 100% recyclable. Chic! [see also online furniture store, Modhaus]

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