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21

Apr

10 curious uses for Altoids tinsThese tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?

10 curious uses for Altoids tins
These tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?

16

Apr

unconsumption:

Plastic bottle caps = art. 
These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here. 
See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.
(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

unconsumption:

Plastic bottle caps = art.

These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here

See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.

(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

09

Apr

05

Apr

Former salt mine transformed into spectacular underground theme parkBasketball, mini golf, a ferris wheel, an underground lake and a spa are just some of the attractions found in this majestic 13th century Romanian salt mine.

Former salt mine transformed into spectacular underground theme park
Basketball, mini golf, a ferris wheel, an underground lake and a spa are just some of the attractions found in this majestic 13th century Romanian salt mine.

02

Apr

10 beautifully useful things made from ‘useless’ trash
By ‘inspiring the world to see waste differently,’ a new book challenges old ideas about what garbage is.

30

Mar

DIY recycled crayonsDo you have broken crayons that you don’t want to waste? Why not reshape them into new, fun recycled crayons!

DIY recycled crayons
Do you have broken crayons that you don’t want to waste? Why not reshape them into new, fun recycled crayons!

25

Mar

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticksDon’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticks
Don’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.

18

Mar

7 uses for wood chipsClear out the fallen trees, clean up your garden and get crafty with these creative ideas.

7 uses for wood chips
Clear out the fallen trees, clean up your garden and get crafty with these creative ideas.

14

Mar

20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peelsThe skins of fruit and vegetables are full of flavor and vitamins — and they’ve got a lot to give.

20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels
The skins of fruit and vegetables are full of flavor and vitamins — and they’ve got a lot to give.

11

Mar

10 curious uses for Altoids tinsThese tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?

10 curious uses for Altoids tins
These tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?