Can’t think of any new ways to “reuse” your “recycling”?
Dirk Vander Kooij used recycled plastic pellets from old refrigerators to make his both beautiful and fashionable rocking chairs that he calls “Endless flow rocking chair”.
Looking at new ways to make a material as strong as concrete, designer Henry Miller mixed together waste from landfills to make a “plastic concrete” block. As landfills expand worldwide, it’s comforting to know there are great thinkers working to reduce waste.
We are still celebrating Earth Day here and enjoy when a little tech can do a little good.
Check out this list of apps and websites to help you be greener in a digital age via Netted.
Don’t know what to do with all of those extra newspapers? Here are a few tips for you:
Uses For Old Newspaper
Protect carseats from muddy or wet clothing
Put into loose shoes to tighten
Stuff in leather shoes to preserve shape
Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deordorize.
Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors.
Use as mat when polishing shoes
Stuff hats to keep their shape
Stuff leather handbags in storage
Wrap around candle bottoms so they’ll fit holders tighter
Cover store windows when remodeling
Dampen and spread over window-panes before painting
Use to dry and polish window after washing
Stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from
coming in. Use as a bounce reflector when taking flash photographs or use to reflect sunlight into shadow areas.
Sharpen pencils by rubbing the point on newspaper
Spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds
Use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen
Cover plants during a frost
Use as a mat for wet darkroom photographs
Put under car wheels when stuck in snow, >
Wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments
Crumple (no colors) and place in plastic containers to eliminate odors
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