Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares

June 21, 2012 by  
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Dutch industrial designer Debbie Wijskamp has created a fantastic collection of “Black Ruby” housewares made entirely from recycled tire rubber . Working from her Arnhem studio, this young designer enjoys handcrafting designs that explore new uses for everyday materials. Read the rest of Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Black Ruby , Debbie Wijskamp , dutch design , green products , homeware , Recycled Materials , recycled rubber , tyres , weird , Wonderful

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AirClad to Show Off Its Cool Inflatable Pool House at Dwell on Design in LA

June 21, 2012 by  
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Weekday Vegetarian: Cherry Tomato Pesto

September 27, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter I’ve been know to make pesto from lots of things like kale and asparagus , in addition to the classic basil pesto, but it never occurred to me to make it with cherry tomatoes. The tomato plants in my garden are producing quite a serious amount of cherry tomatoes, and it’s been a bit of a challenge to keep up with them. This recipe was such a terrific use for them, fast and easy to make, with the wonderful flavour … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Janette Sadik-Khan Gets What She Deserves From New York Times

September 12, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Christopher Brand, New York Times The graphic says it all, as Frank Bruni writes about the wonderful job New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has been doing for cyclists, in the face of serious opposition. Bruni writes in the Times: If a city believes that biking is part of a better future, it must sometimes muscle through a reluctant, rocky present. That’s precisely what Bloomberg and Sadik-Khan have done, in a fine example of the way the mayor’s frequent imperiousne… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rethinking The Food Label To "Inspire Food Literacy"

August 2, 2011 by  
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image credit News21 The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s News21 program and Good Magazine have shortlisted the three finalists in a competition to design a better food label. They “asked for designs that were informative, instructive and memorable.” Their first prize winner, Renee Walker, (with the wonderful website address

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The World is Changing Every Second

October 22, 2010 by  
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Every second is important for us when we advocate on climate crisis… When we think about our selves, our lives and our limited surroundings, we rarely believe the urgency of issues in its true spirit. Often we realize issues in depth when we personally experience them and then we start sharing with friends, family members and people in our lives. Perhaps this is the reason that after massive flooding this July-Aug in Pakistan, we are asking the world leadership to take real action to fight against climate crisis

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How can I reuse or recycle medical supplies/packaging?

April 30, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from friend of Recycle This and frequent commenter Bobbie: I’m attaching a photo of a medication shipment I get every 3 months. The medicine has to be refrigerated and so that in itself creates all this waste. Please ignore the bookmark though, it is used to cover some private information

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How can I reuse or recycle chicken feathers?

April 26, 2010 by  
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On Friday night, we killed, plucked & butchered two chickens.

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Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

April 24, 2010 by  
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LEGO blocks have been around for over half a century, offering a creative outlet in the form a colorful stackable brick. While some of us have since put those smiling, yellow plastic men aside, others have continued to draw upon this awesome toy as a source of inspiration, a tool for education , and in some of the most amusing cases, have made it a prime material for design application ! So to pay homage to this wonderful little brick, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite life-sized LEGO projects – proving you’re never too old to play with LEGO blocks! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: creating with legos , ecomat lego building bricks , green design , green design for families , green design for kids , james may’s lego house , lego , lego animals , lego art , lego building , lego creations , lego house , lego kitchen , lego sculptures , lego table , lego toys , LEGOs , life-sized lego structures , toy building bricks

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How can I reuse or recycle unused incense sticks?

April 23, 2010 by  
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Over on the Suggestion page, Jill asked: How can you recycle old, unused, unwanted incense sticks?

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