Tag: recycling

Car that runs on metal. Phinergy drives car by metal, air, and water. How about a car that runs on metal? An aluminum-air battery offers high energy density, zero CO2 emissions, sustainability, fully recyclable materials. What’s not to like? 5-minute video. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Recycled Cathode Ray Tubes Transformed Into Tiles If you’re wondering what a cathode ray tube is, first of all it’s not a terrorist weapon. It’s the heart of your old TV set, or computer monitor, the one that nearly gave you a hernia when you illegally threw it into the dumpster when you got yourself […]

Creative ways to repurpose & reuse old stuff. Pretty cool results, too. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Landfill Harmonic – The world sends us garbage. . . We send back music. Inspirational, heartwarming, beautiful. . . in less than 4 minutes. You gotta see, and hear, this one to believe it. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

20 Eye-catching pieces of recycled urban furniture. From a shopping cart chair to a dishwasher drum table to a chair made from old CDs and more, this stuff is looking pretty spiffy. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Soleta zeroEnergy homes have everything needed for comfortable off-grid living. They come in different sizes (and are modular so you can add on), are made from 97% recycled materials, and each home can incorporate geothermal water heating, wind and solar power, and water collection. It’s small, but ain’t it neat? TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

This segment on metal recycling from the How It’s Made series shows what happens when a junk car or appliance is recycled. The junk is shredded, trammeled, and sorted by machine and manually, reclaiming steel, copper, brass, and other metals for reuse. The process takes quite a bit of energy, but the salvaged metals are […]

Take a look at this colorful recycled bottle cap flooring. By my calculation, you could cover a 10-foot square floor with bottle caps if you had around 14,000 of them. [via: cheezburger] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here’s imagination at work in a way I’d never thought of, upcycle a glove that’s lost its partner to make a stuffed chipmunk toy. Now that I’ve got the concept I’m thinking about using a leather glove to make a chipmunk with in-your-face street-smart macho attitude. Recycling, yes! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

It might not be the last word in comfort but this cardboard dress(?) certainly catches your attention. There’s more upcycled fashion here, too, like shoes made from recycled plastic bags, jewelry from vegetables, more shoes made out of Legos, and more. [via: Do The Green Thing] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious