Breathing new life into old things is one of the best ways we humans can reduce the number of resources extracted from the environment. A new development in Amsterdam did just that by creatively repurposing former industrial wine silos into residential buildings. Beyond reusing … [Read more...] about Architects transform old wine silos into apartments to minimize resources
Have an old campaign sign? Donate it to a beekeeper!
During election season, it’s completely normal to see front yards covered with campaign signs. But now that the election season is over, what should be done with all these political signs? Rather than toss it in the trash, a beekeeper in Florida is asking people to donate them … [Read more...] about Have an old campaign sign? Donate it to a beekeeper!
This designer from India is turning cigarette butts into beautiful vases
Cigarette stubs are the most commonly littered items in the world. In fact, 4.5 trillion of them discarded every year. To draw attention to this little-known fact, Indian designer Sachi Tungare collected five kilograms (11 lbs) of cigarette butts by hand to create a collection of … [Read more...] about This designer from India is turning cigarette butts into beautiful vases
This Japanese mending technique turns old clothes into art you can wear
These days, the way you dress can be a stark environment statement. In response to the ubiquity of fast fashion and a growing consciousness about the ‘true cost’ of the garment industry, people are beginning to come up with fashionable, innovative ways to rebel against today’s … [Read more...] about This Japanese mending technique turns old clothes into art you can wear
Got junk? Here are 25 brilliant ways to repurpose your old stuff
They say all good things come to an end, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to everyday items such as light bulbs and bottle caps. But instead of throwing your worn-out items away, you can give them a second life with a few basic tools and a little imagination. In fact, … [Read more...] about Got junk? Here are 25 brilliant ways to repurpose your old stuff