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Weekly Compactor: Clever upcycling edition

Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s been so long since I’ve done one that you may have forgotten that Weekly Compactor is our cutesy term for a roundup of links. This week, please enjoy clever upcycling tips recently shared across the blogosphere:

Arno Mathies' cardboard furniture via Curbly

A bunch of people shared ideas on how to reuse old blue jeans. I have to say though, I have yet to see anything cute or stylish made out of old denim. Have you? By all means share links and ideas in the comments. I have a feeling there are far better industrial reuses for jeans than trying to squeeze a second fashionable life out of them. After all, the washes and colors are objectively so universally similar in virgin form, yet subtle differences act as dramatic markers of class, taste and hipness…

 

 

 

Weekly Compactor: Blogroll edition

Friday, November 19, 2010

This week around the garblogosphere:

A plastic video made the rounds, prompting commentary from smarties like Beth of Fake Plastic Fish and Elizabeth Royte of the eponymous blog about “waste, water, whatever.”

Weekly compactor: long overdue edition

Friday, October 8, 2010

 

Garbage truck Turkish style

 

This week in trash news:

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Monday, October 5, 2009

This week in trash news:

Weekly Compactor: blogroll edition

Friday, July 17, 2009

This week around the garblogosphere:

If you don’t already, you might consider subscribing to the blogs above.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

This week in trash news:

Weekly Compactor: Summer Fun Edition

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Cardboard surfboard frame via MAKE

Cardboard surfboard frame via MAKE

This week around the garblogosphere:

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

This week in trash news:

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Friday, April 24, 2009

This week in trash news:

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cash for trash stories are all the rage when the economy tanks.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
barge

Last barge to Freshkills, March 22nd 2001

This week around the garblogosphere:

  • Ruby Re-Usable officiates Another White Trash Wedding;
  • Freshkills the park observes the anniversary of NYC´s last trash barge to set out for Freshkills the landfill (an excellent opportunity to become fan of their Facebook page and ours); and
  • S A Schimmel Gold has a blog (not new to the world this week, but new to me this week).

Please excuse any typos or weirdness, I am posting this from a slow Internet connection in Quito, where the altitude has me a bit woozy.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

recycled felt ring by The Garbologist's Wife

recycled felt ring by The Garbologist's Wife

This week in trash news:

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Friday, February 20, 2009
BBC News

BBC News

This week in trash news:

  • Bill Gates invests more in trash hauling;
  • Engineering students in Texas brush up on skills by recycling appliances; and
  • Philly artists host a “pimp my recycle bin” event.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

fail-owned-recycle-failThis week in trash news and around the garblogosphere:

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
financialtimes

Financial Times dress by Gary Harvey

It’s been a while since I’ve done a roundup.  Trash news has been exceptionally dry lately.  Luckily, there are blogs.  This week:


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