Totem Bags Turns Trash Into Street-Chic Style

March 7, 2013 by  
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The company boasts purses, messenger bags and carry-alls made from upcycled materials, including truck tarps, promotional banners, seatbelts and bike tires.

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Electronics Recycling Program Has Real Community Impact

March 7, 2013 by  
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According to a recent informal poll, 84 percent of Earth911 readers said they would be more likely to recycle if it benefited a charitable cause. Are you more likely to donate your old electronics knowing it benefits your local job market?

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10 Years In, Ford’s Recycling Program has Diverted 120 Million Pounds of Car Parts

January 9, 2013 by  
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This year marks a decade since Ford Motor Co. started an aggressive recycling program to prevent waste from entering landfills. Dubbed the Core Recovery Program, the initiative covers the collection, refurbishing and reprocessing of parts from…

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GM Scraps Transformed into Coats for Homeless

September 17, 2012 by  
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Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network When General Motors has leftover sound-absorbing materials from the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Verano, it doesn’t just recycle the material. Instead, GM donates the material to Veronika Scott…

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Resurgent Ford Shrinks Vehicles’ Eco Impact

July 16, 2012 by  
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Manufacturing a single car requires hundreds of gallons of water and thousands of kilowatt-hours of energy – adding up to more than most individuals consume in several months. But Ford is looking to shrink the footprint of four-wheeled…

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New Chevy Spark Wastes No Space, Gas

May 3, 2012 by  
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Written by Jim Motavalli, Mother Nature Network Growth has long been Detroit’s mantra, but now the industry is surviving by thinking small. I’m writing this from Germany, where gasoline costs $7 or $8 a gallon (you thought $4 was high!) and a…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Profile of a Carpooler

April 9, 2012 by  
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We’ve always known that carpoolers are an environmentally-conscious bunch, but they’re also highly educated, smart consumers and very active online, according to a new report from ridesharing site carpooling.com. The site analyzed data…

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PHOTOS: Steampunk Hellboy Made From Car Parts

December 13, 2011 by  
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If you haven’t heard, the metal-crafting geniuses behind the Etsy shop Kreatworks are doing some pretty cool stuff with reclaimed car parts. In their studio in Bangkok, Thailand, the comic-obsessed artists have crafted life-size versions of…

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PHOTOS: Spiderman Table Made From Car Parts

November 2, 2011 by  
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Recycled materials are finding their way into some pretty crazy stuff these days. But this one deserves a closer look. This handmade Spiderman end table is a comic-lover’s dream, and it’s all made from recycled car parts. In their…

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