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Sure, you can recycle them, but why reuse plastic bottles to make things you can use around the house: from planters of all kinds to furniture and boats!
Off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, architect Richart Sowa has figured out how to recycle plastic bottles and other cast-offs into his own private island.
A new study from the Club of Rome shows that material efficiency policies could have significant effects on carbon emissions: this week’s Waste Biz.
Ready to get some flowers blooming or vegetables growing? These DIY planters not only look great, but come from materials you may already have laying around
As a good greenie, I’d argue that plastic bottles are one of those things we should think about mostly in terms of “reduce” rather than the normal “recycle.” But I also use them: I generally don’t buy bottled water or soft drinks, but I can’t say “never,” either. And, of course, my pantry and fridge […]
Mexican start-up Cronology has developed a technology for creating paper from recycled plastic bottles and minerals that’s 4 times cheaper than normal.
Cutting-edge recycling companies in China have a hard time getting materials like plastic water bottles because of rogue operations throughout the country.
Want to extend your growing season, or get an early start next Spring? These plans for DIY greenhouses from recycled materials will do the trick.
We often refer to our homes as “the roof over our heads”… but, unless it needs repair, we generally don’t give much thought to our actual roofs. That’s often not the case in the developing world, where makeshift roofing of materials like corrugated tin often provides minimal protection in normal conditions… and often none when disasters like hurricanes strike. The SodaBIB system addresses some of the most common problems with roofing in the world’s poorest areas.
Want to get the kids involved in environmentally-themed projects? These DIY upcycled bird feeder ideas are simple and educational.
A couple of weeks ago, I ran the book fair at my boys’ school. This is the fifth year I’ve been in charge of the fair, and the fifth year that I’ve brought home the plastic table cloths that are part of the fair kit I’m sent. They are in perfectly good condition, and I […]