Articles in Recycle

24,250.849 Pounds of TetraBrick Packaging Turned Into Corrugated Roof Sheets
In the town of Tres Arroyos in Argentina, over 24 thousand pounds of tetra brick packaging was recycled and turned into corrugated roof sheets for low income families. Due to the school program on recycling called Eco-Escuelas (Eco Schools) and Eco-Exchange, that allowed the collection of this food ...
30 Uses For Wood Ash You May Never Have Considered
1. Make lye water from ash debris. You can heat up 2-3 spoons of ash debris (clean white/light black cushy ash debris) with water and after that, separate it with an espresso filter. Lye water is an extraordinary cleaning factor and sanitizer for garments, flatware, windows, floors, plates, and rus...
40 Brilliant Upcycle And Recycle Ideas For Around The Home
As humans, we throw away so much garbage each and every day. Even when we try to be environmentally conscious and “go green”, we end up throwing out things that can be reused and upcycled. After seeing these 11 DIY upcycle ideas, I’m going to think twice about what I&rsqu...
A Unique Way To Repurpose An Old Bathtub
There are few things in life as rewarding as building something with your very own hands. As the field for DIY projects continues to grow with everything from DIY lip balm to DIY chandeliers, it's difficult to keep an accurate pulse on which projects are worth trying and which ones aren't. Thanks to...
Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures
Veronika Richterová’s sculptures are so cute and colorful that it’s hard to believe they’re made from the same plastic bottles that so many people dispose of as trash. These incredible sculptures, which number in the hundreds, give new life to thousands of recycled plastic b...
Cable Spools And 31 Instances Of Amazing Creativity!
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Coca Cola Launches 16 New Bottle Caps That Transform Coke Bottles Into Useful Things
Coca Cola has started a great new campaign that is aimed at bringing awareness to common folks about recycling. The campaign has been created in collaboration with Ogilvy and Mather China. The idea is to launch 16 innovative caps, which can be screwed on to the Coca Cola bottle and transform them in...
Composting Toilet Designs
We as humans send so much of our waste down the drain and into the Ocean. Why not treat it on our own land and make good use of it?  Cows, dogs, coyotes, bear... all leave it outside.  We can better manage our waste than we do, and here's one way to do that:...
Converting Old Tires Into Creative Things - Great Recycle Ideas
How about a cool little rocker   Or a flower pot One of these creatives:   Or a swing to play on   A planter for your garden A Frog In The Yard Or a donkey pulling a cart through a field    A sand box with your toys    A Tea Cup to enjoy  How...
Crockett's Breakfast Camp Uses Reclaimed Barns In It's Beautiful Construction
Before we left Gatlinburg, we stopped off to eat breakfast at this terrific looking Breakfast place: And I couldn't help myself but to ask a few questions.... and I discovered that Crockett's was just opened about three months ago, and that all of the reclaimed barn materials were taken from old ...
Don't Toss it! Repurpose!
These boats are on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - the northeast coast of England, the fishermen have a great way to recycle their old boats by turning them upside down and creating storage sheds !   Tradition brought by the Norsemen who settled in coastal areas of the UK in the Dark Ages- they dra...
Farm building from re-cycled wood and bottles
For John Lamorie his passion has been giving a new lease on life to something old. John lives in Taiwan and together with the help of his wife Shelly, built a farm made from recycled goods like wood, glass bottles and newspapers. The great thing about this story is that as the visitors kept coming...
Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Were Dumped On Vietnam. Wait Til You See How They Use Them Today!
Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Were Dumped On Vietnam Farmers 40 Years Ago. Wait Til You See What They Did!January 14, 2014Stories from Viral Nova During a war, more than just the politicians and soldiers are affected by the fighting. Take these farmers in South Vietnam, for example. During the Vietnam...
Five Things You Should Never Throw Away & How to Reuse Them
Today I'm deviating slightly from my normal food and recipe-focused posts. Instead, I'd like to point out a few everyday items you might be chucking into the trash and show you how to reuse, recycle or re-purpose these same items. In other words, how to save money, help the environmen...
Free For The Taking - Go Get Em!
When you go to the free section of Craigs list, all kinds of great things can be found there.  If it's close to home, it might be worth grabbing.  It's also a great idea to post things you're looking for in the wanted section on craigslist for your area of the planet.  You never know ...
Free swing set becomes the new rabbit tractor!
Errol Wilson just acquired a free children's swing set, and no, it was not meant for his kids. He had the clever idea to turn it into a rabbit tractor to provide his rabbits with fresh grass. He covered it in chicken wire mesh and reinforced it with wood. Pretty inexpensive and a great way to upcycl...
Fun Outdoor Hack: Turn A Can Of Soda Into A Lantern
As a Craft with your child or as a nice decoration detail around your garden, turn soda cans into outdoor lanterns! For Video Links look at the bottom of the page! For this tutorial click on this link. Here's another video with more great ideas! Easy, Awesome Garden Hacks : HGTV Gardens ...
Garbage Into Gorgeous - Just Plain Wow!
John Piccoli is a 70 year-old man. He is also restricted to a wheelchair because he had polio as a young boy. But those two facts aren’t the most important things about this man. John is an artist. Not only is he an artist, but a very unique one at that. The Australian man doesn’t use paints or ...
How A Foot-Powered Washing Machine Could Change Lives
About 4 years ago, two design students named Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You traveled from their homes in Los Angeles to Cerro Verde, a 30,000 person slum outside of Lima. As students in the celebrated Design Matters program at Art Center College of Design, which focuses on social innovation, they h...
How to Recycle Your Used Motor Oil
by Sommer Poquette The very first thing my dad taught me when I got a new car was how to change my own oil. It’s a great skill to have, but his lesson skipped an important step: how to recycle used motor oil. I’ll admit that, until recently, I had no idea that motor oil could be recycled...
If you happen to have a few Boeing 747 wings laying around, you might use them on your house...
If you happen along something big and grand that seems to be going to the scrapper or the dump, you might just figure out something terrific to do with it that's not so useless... like build it into your house....   watch this!  ...
Junkman Creates Music Out Of Junk!
Donald Knaack is a conservatory-trained percussionist, composer, and is also known as "The Junkman." Living and performing in Manchester, Vermont, he embarked on his journey by chance while seeking a particular pitch. He soon discovered that metal pipes and discarded parts could produce tones not av...
Man Recycles PET Bottles into Rope and Brooms
A Machine invented by a Brazilian man that turns PET plastic bottles into rope and brooms. For video go to the bottom of the page. He makes brooms from the plastic bottles! Máquina de PET Via facebook...
Nouvelle Vie Uses Old And Reclaimed Wood To Make New Furnishings
Intriguing photos by a wood craftsman using reclaimed lumber to build furniture of various sorts.  We all can begin to dream of using materials we find or go after that are recycled, and those who are doing business that way will continue to better our world one project at a time.   Spo...
Old Cabooses Make Neat Recycled Hotels
Welcome to a trip back into yester-year, when the rails were the beginning of travel. Cabooses once played a huge part of railroading. Now they rest in the little town of Elbe, nestled 13 miles from the park entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park, and the shoreline of Alder Lake and the Nisqually Riv...
One Man Bought A Water Tower From 1938. What He Did With It That Is Amazing!
A Belgian businessman bought this 100ft water tower and turned it into an amazing home. It is located in the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel and was built between 1938 and 1941. There are still parts of the water tower visible and unique to the new home. But for the most part, it has every...
Pallet Bedding And Creativity
Goa Secrets shared this great find with us: Now Send Us Your Examples On Facebook When You Try!  :)     Now go see:  The Daily Pallet...
Personalized Uses And A New Purpose
Cool Recycled Brandy Keg Stereo Boom Box! Kay Decasper Recycling Now my old Skis are my new Chair ..... And Here's a Few More Ideas for Your Skis:    ...
Recycled PET Water and Soda Bottles Reimagined
DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post. The PET plasti...
Repurposing An Old TV - What Do I Do With It?
An old TV is one of the hardest things we toss out to find a use for.  These are some creative ones.  Some TV's are easier to use than others.   Check these creative uses out! Chicken coops - posted by Ana Maria Dias I just liked this door shelf and had to share...
Snowboards & Skis Recycled into Awesomeness
Originally beginning as Christmas presents for friends, this Colorado based company, Colorado Ski Furniture, create indoor/outdoor furniture from recycled skis and snowboards.   Crafting furniture from non-traditional building materials, the company has become almost an overnight se...
Some Fabulous Cave Man Innovations and Creations Ultimate Recycle
Something unique for you? source: cavemancreation Here's a cool winter rumbler! This laser cut fire globe is something spectacular! They didn't want fido to get loose I think everything on this page qualifies as recycle...custom... and unique   Love the Barrel drum b...
Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This…
Practically everyone drinks soda and if you are someone who prefers 2 liter bottles, you may have mounds of plastic to throw away at the end of the month. Instead of throwing out those bottles, why not do something creative? People are increasingly creating different ways of reducing the damage we a...
Sunny Days and Repurposed Benches
It was a sunny day today. Which led me to thinking about how long it’s been since I sat in the sun (Swedish winters are brutally long). Which led me to think about sitting on benches. Which led me to thinking about repurposed bench designs. Which led me to gather some of my favorites. And here we ...
This Home Was Once Part Of A Navy Ship
A boat house on NE Point No Point Road in Hansville Washington.  The house is the actual bridge of a U.S. naval ship, the M/V Jupiter Inlet.  Based on real-estate site records, 8171 Point no Point Road NE is located in Hansville, WA. At this time, the property has an estimated va...
This Monk Has Spent 52 Years Building A Giant Cathedral...Out Of Trash
In 1963, a former monk with no formal design or construction training began building an outstandingly gorgeous Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, Madrid. Today, the structure is 131 feet tall, and 89-year-old Justo Gallego Martinez still spends every day working on it. Despite a lack of resources a...
This Orchestra Is Made From Things We Throw Away: A Marvelous Story
Here in Paraguay where a violin is worth more than a home, and the shell of one was discovered in the garbage: begins a story about desire, about music, about hope for the children that takes them beyond just their local community.  They would reach the world with their story.... and their musi...
This Water Pumping Station In The U.K. Is Now A...
When discussions arise about what is it to be off the grid, there are a lot of factors that come in to play.  It is understanding the reasons that allow us to make good decisions.  If we sent everyone that lives in New York City to live in the country in Oklahoma, then we would lose much o...
This Water Pumping Station In The U.K. Is Now A... (3)
Camouflaged in the north of England, UK, this exceptional two-story building is the result of a notable architecture conversion.  The Pump House is the contemporary and sophisticated version of a former water pumping station in Ilkley and shelters three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two receptio...
Toys From Trash: Super Spinning Bottle
Cut 5 petals in a half a liter bottle. Then fold and twist them to make fan blades. Weave a cycle spoke in the holes of the lid and base. On placing the bottle under a ceiling fan this Super Spinning bottle will spin at a very fast speed. The upturned bottle will also spin well.   ...
Trashformation: See What Cool Things They Make From Recycled Cardboard!
The Barcelona-based collective Transfodesign believe that anything, even trash, can be given a second life so for the past few years they have challenged creators with a Trash Investigation Series, a type of competition in transformation. With Trashkitchens they dared designers to create mobile k...
Turn Soda Cans Into Aluminum Roofing Shingles!
Here's one way to take good old coke cans and turn them into non-rusting aluminum roofing shingles.  It's a bit time consuming, but have you priced aluminum shingles lately?   ...
Turn your plastic bottles into rope!
Here is a cool way to turn your plastic bottles into rope / twine!  What kind of amazing ideas can you come up with to use your bottle rope for?  A Hammock?  Planter hangers?  curtains?  For towing a car / truck?  What do you think?  Share your ideas back to the f...
Ultra Recycling - You Hafta See These!
If you need a new lamp, save up a couple popsicle sticks, and a bit of glue.... This is a tad bit intricate, but there's lots of neat things you could make if you had a spare set of camel bones to carve on... How bout making a cool ship out of clothespins?  Yeah.. that's what I'll spend...
Using What You've Got In Surplus... Brake Drum Pot Belly Stove
For creative types, making something new means starting with what you have.  You see a surplus of something sitting in your yard, and you're always thinking about what to use it for.  One day, that idea strikes you square in the forehead, and something good is created.  When I first s...
Where Do All Those Flip-Flops Go To Die? An Ultimate Recycle Story
This concept first caught my eye inside the gift store at the Tulsa Zoo.  There, they had many different designs, and they were fantastically and meticulously made.  My children desired them, and they are soft to touch.  A bit on the pricey side, but they were quality enough to justif...
Wine Cellars and Barrels - A Thing Of Mystique
There is something amazing about a wine cellar.  It's a combination of things.... knowing there is such age to many buildings that have them... knowing that they are there for the purpose of aging, so being old is expected.  I love old things that last a long time.  If wine is suppose...