Turn your milk or juice plastic bottle into a cool pencil holder, bird’s home and many more!!
Question Mark by Sophie Thomas 14/23
For her poster, Sophie Thomas, Co-Director of Design at the RSA, recycled plastic waste to encourage others to do likewise.
“These attractive little pieces of plastic flotsam are testimony to our love of the disposable and attachment to plastic as a wonder material. But they are also an environmental reflux of something we have thrown away and not given any further thought to.
Pictured is No. 4: “Turn old CD cases into a mini greenhouse. Get full instructions here.”
NEED SHADE FOR YOUR PARKING SPACE?
(another) one of the many things you can do with recycled bottles
1,581 recycled soda bottles to create a canopy for shading from the sun.
Each bottle is filled with a small amount of colored water. The specific color of the water is based on the elevation of the bottle relative to the groundplane.
Here at Earth911, we hear a lot about futuristic new methods of repurposing and recycling common waste materials. But Scranton, Penn.-born artisan Annie Cadden is living proof that going back to our roots can be just as beneficial for reducing waste - and maybe even a little bit more beautiful.
As the founder of Fisher Cat Fiber Company, Cadden uses a vintage loom from the 1930s to create woven rugs from recycled plastic bags, old clothes, fabric off-cuts and other materials that would have otherwise gone to waste. Click through for an up-close look at her unique method for using Depression-era techniques to help keep landfills empty.
We accept all of these on campus and at the 24-hour Public Drop-off Center