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!
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
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
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
Sustainability and aesthetics are two things that don’t usually go hand in hand. That’s not the case for Pentatonic – a start-up that uses innovative thinking to invent new materials using the world’s most abundant and dangerous resource – human trash – without compromising an … [Read more...] about Start-up transforms consumer trash into beautifully designed furniture