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Nov

How to make an iPhone case from upcycled materialsOld socks, purses, books and even bike inner tubes and duct tape are fair game when looking for something to encase and protect your beloved i-device.

How to make an iPhone case from upcycled materials
Old socks, purses, books and even bike inner tubes and duct tape are fair game when looking for something to encase and protect your beloved i-device.

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Nov

aquariuslove07:

First CARDBOARD vacuum cleaner using recycled packaging

The Vax ev is a high performance vacuum cleaner constructed for optimum sustainability, using recycled and recyclable materials that reduce the burden on landfill. The corrugated cardboard panels that form the body of the Vax ev are easily replaced if damaged and cost just a tenth of the price of an equivalent plastic panel. They are multi-purpose too, beginning their life as part of the retail box the vacuum cleaner is sold in. Once the cardboard parts are separated from the box, they ‘pop’ into place around the motor housing, without any need for glue. They have a flame retardant coating and are fully customisable – with just a few felt tip pens you can turn your vacuum cleaner into a unique work of art!