Archive for June, 2011

Consignment shop of the future

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why buy new baby clothes when you can subscribe?

via The Next Web

Eco Art in Ohio

Friday, June 17, 2011

The upcyclers of Marion, Ohio, turned out for a local eco-art competition this week. Check out the winners.

Winning bottle lights, via

Bottlehead puppets

Saturday, June 11, 2011

If you are on Facebook and haven’t yet, consider fanning the page. You’ll find all kinds of fun bonus material there, like this photo album of sinister Ecuadorian trash cans and the back story on why they’re all shaped like scary clowns and other characters.

Anyway, I’m still in Ecuador. Today’s trashy discovery: soda bottles recycled as puppets for community theater. In this photo my colleague, Lourdes, displays a range of heads to be stuck on broomsticks and dressed up for community health workshops and other activities. I’m attending a youth outreach day tomorrow and hope to see some of these in action. More to come.  Update: photos of kids painting faces on the puppets now posted to Facebook.


Trash Hiatus

Friday, June 10, 2011

Apologies for the light posting of late, I’m in Ecuador this week for the day job, where the trash cans are seriously creepy. Updates on Latin American waste to come over the weekend. In the meantime, don’t forget to join the conversation on Facebook.

Ecuadorian Trash

How NYC recycles paper

Friday, June 3, 2011

via GrowNYC

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