This vending machine accepts your plastic bottle by dispensing dog food

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 21 August 2014

This vending machine in Istanbul will accept your plastic bottle for recycling and thank you for your green effort by dispensing food for the city’s stray dogs, which some have estimated to be as many as 150,000. Pugedon is obviously one enlightened company for coming up with this business idea and making it work. And […]

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Furniture recycled from milk jugs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 17 February 2014

If you’re going to lounge around on a lawn chair all day, might as well be useful and help the environment by using these furniture made out of milk jugs! Loll Design used the milk jugs’ high density polyethylene (DPE) to create durable, waterproof, and not to mention, well-designed furniture. Since it’s made of a […]

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Smart bin sprouts philosophy sometimes, is bomb-proof

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 18 March 2013

A recycling bin that sprouts philosophy… sure, why not?. We’ve seen at least one Renew bin on the streets of Singapore, while London already has a 100-strong army to tackle the problem of free papers littering its streets. Equipped with wifi, the bomb-proof bins even have their own programming (watch the Singapore channel here) produced […]

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Upcyclist: a website that features eco-friendly designs

Philip Dunne Reader Find

By Philip Dunne in New Eco on Saturday 5 May 2012

The environment is one of the most important things in my field of vision and my thought processes right now. I love the concept of upcycling, it will have great socioeconomic resonance for years to come. There are so many exciting and beautifully made concepts on it. It’s even motivated me to reuse a lot of my old unused sketches to create to new work and to regenerate old ideas that I once considered unworkable or redundant.

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Contributions Reader Find

By Merzipan in New Fashion on Thursday 27 January 2011

From simply refashioning old or damaged clothes into chic new ensembles (refashion) to creating glamorous gala wear out of old filmstock, plastic bottles, or fashion magazines themselves, Bloomington, Indiana’s Trashion club is one of many around the world promoting clothes that are wildly creative, one-of-a-kind, and a whole other level of recycled.

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ReMade from waste paper

Contributions Reader Find

By Jimmy Papadopoulos in New Eco on Friday 12 November 2010

Alpha’s ReMade is an Upcycling project whereby only found materials (in this case printed paper, magazines, envelopes) are used to make pocket-sized notebooks. Reusing waste material before finally recycling it.

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