RePly is a concept of using old skateboard decks to build up the high heels of shoes for women. The shape and the material gives an added advantage for re-purposing such wastes, that look beautiful too. This idea comes from Kris Lovett who states that “decks continue to pile up due to the production of over 100,000 decks per month in the United States alone“.
Bar codes are a part of every other product and hence their availability is in large numbers. Reusing them seems to be a necessary objective. Ecoist brings us these recycled bags and purses hand made from thousands of such unwanted bar code labels. ‘The Daily’ [above] is priced at $148.00 while other smaller ones range from 20-50 dollars.
Undoubtedly it’s a classroom but unlike normal ones this is a special one. The walls of this classroom do not have bricks. Actually this school building in San Pablo, Philippines is being built of discarded plastic bottles. A joint venture by designer Illac Diaz and MyShelter Foundation, the project is an inspiration as to how random discarded non-biodegradable stuff could be put to good use.
You might have come across certain “reverse” vending machines that allow discounts on purchases when fed with discarded plastic, cans and the like. If you aren’t aware of the concept of “reverse” vending machines then check out the Envirobank’s Reverse Vending Machines. The ecoATM is a similar machine but instead of trash it takes in electronics (particularly cellphones), to dispense instant cash.
‘Going green’ is an important topic across all large corporations. Wasting paper in offices is a big and sensitive issue for a lot of people. Just to make things a bit better, here’s a concept printer from designer Sharsha Lee from Liteon Technology Corp. The Eco Printer will use specialized ink consisting of photographic materials that will completely disappear when placed under UV radiation.
As different as it can get from our last post about a bejeweled Christmas tree in Abu Dhabi, today’s tree refers to the reuse of plastic bottles. The DesignPack Gallery with the City of Paris, Coca-Cola Company and Eco-Packaging, bonded to celebrate the holidays with lighted up plastic bottle trees and decors at various spots in Paris.
The city model you see above has been created by Italian artist Franco Recchia. His speciality is making urban landscape using discarded electronic materials. “Taking apart old computers, he breathes new life into their component parts by reusing them to build ingenious skylines.”
Recycling doesn’t mean compromising on style and for a proof you could have a look at these beautiful bags. Be it clutch, tote or shoulder bags, each of these bags from Chance show how upcycling and reusing can be absolutely stunning. Chance puts in together recycled denim and upcycled leather to create these gorgeous bags.