Archive for May, 2008

Trash shadows

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Trash shadows

I discovered Tim Noble and Sue Webster‘s amazing trash sculptures online a while back, while traveling somewhere with slow internet and forgot to post about them when I got home. Finally, here they are, old news to some but worth a first, second and third look if you ask me. This blog has a nice collection of photos.

66 bottles of beer on the roof

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My friend Joe of Beer at Joe’s tipped me off to this story relevant to both of our blogs: a solar water heater made out of old beer bottles.  Love it!

Plastic Shoes

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This provocative image came to me via the comments. It’s from a blog in Dutch. Perhaps they feel a kinship over comfy shoes made of hard materials?

Corporate partnerships

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Check out this CNN bit on ecochic bags. Corporations are teaming up with designers to make use of leftover and misprinted packaging donated in exchange for the free branding. Image via CNN. Thanks for the tip, Al!

Here’s a link to a video featuring Ecoist, one of the first companies linked to on the sidebar.  It’s nice to see the rest of the world catching on.

Posting on Composting

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ever find yourself deciding between a composting bin and composting tumbler?  Or what kind of container one needs to house a worm condo?  The good people of have a blog that may help to answer some of those questions.  Here’s the link.

Upcycling for art

Friday, May 9, 2008

Artist S.A. Schimmel Gold makes art from objects that would otherwise go to waste.

Unconventional Recycling

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How rad is this “walking bike”? Check it and six other amazing recycled things here at Environmental Grafitti. Who knew Stamford had a Children’s Garbage Museum??? Summer field trip here I come.

Do some countries export their trash to other countries?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Duh. Plenty has the fuller answer. Also, this nice picture.

Italian Trash Crisis Goes to EU Court

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

In my humble opinion, any article that includes the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” should include a picture. This one by the Cristian Science Monitor does not (oddly, they went for audio instead), but we’ll let them slide just this once since they found the only interesting angle on today’s Naples trash crisis update. It appears Italy will have to defend itself at the European Court of Justice for bad trash management…

“But what the EU is tackling through the courts, artists here have been taking on with their paintbrushes and movie cameras. From trash-themed satires of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to music played with abandoned mattresses, these a artists are finding creative and ironic ways to express the malaise of living amid the rotting piles of waste. After years of largely unfulfilled promises from politicians, the grass-roots movement is also trying to use artwork to put forward practical solutions, such as increasing the region’s dismal recycling rates.”

Photo via Rain News

Trash/Street Art

Monday, May 5, 2008

If you see creative displays of trash on the sidewalk, snap a photo and send it to Wooster Collective, those admirable archivists of all things street art.

Boston restaurants don’t recycle

Monday, May 5, 2008

Check out this and the two linked and related articles on Boston eateries and how they like to throw away bottles.

Photo by Jess Gately for the Boston Herald

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