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Portraits Painted On Floppy Disks By Nick Gentry

Nick Gentry has a found a good use for those stacks of leftover 3.5 inch floppy disks- he puts them all together and paints a portrait on top. It’s a fusion of technojunk and fine art, which seems to be Nick’s favorite form of recycling (see his previous Neatorama entry HERE), and since we tech obsessed [...]

Wrap Magazine Converts to Wrapping Paper When You’re Done With It

If you’re the type of person who routinely wraps presents in the funny pages, then you’ll be as thrilled about this as I am. Wrap magazine is so graphically beautiful that you can literally use it to wrap gifts in when you’re done reading its pages. It’s the first magazine intended to be reused in [...]

Living in a Billboard

This has got to be recycling at its best. Why throwout perfectly good billboards when you can reuse them as a living space? I don’t know about you, but how many billboards have you seen that would make a good one bedroom apartment? This may be the idea, but we shall see if it comes [...]

A Love Story… In Milk

(vimeo link) Fate threw them together. He was 2%, she was whole. This video was commissioned by Friends of the Earth, a UK organization pushing for more recycling. Link -via Laughing Squid

C-3PO Sculpture in Front of Recycling Center

The Alliance Recycling Center in West Oakland, California is a business that recycles various kinds of materials, including glass, metal, plastic, and paper. The front of the shop features many sculptures made from scrap metal, such as the above C-3PO model. Link via Geekosystem | Photo: Oaktown Art

Newspaper House

This is what I call taking recycling up a notch. Elis Stenman began covering his house with rolled up newspapers in 1922. He also covered the interior furnishings. By the time he was through he had used 100,000 newspapers. He varnished the surfaces to protect them from the elements and the structure has held up [...]

Guitar Picks

At first you think: it’s “free” and “this machine accepts all credit cards”, that’s not right. And then you think “Oh…” This clever recycling idea was submitted to There, I Fixed It. Link -via reddit

Can Tab Stocking

Need a last-minute stocking for your mantel? If you haven’t taken your recycling out in a while, you just might have enough materials to make one out of can tabs. The artist makes everything from shoes to dresses by weaving ribbon or fabric through can tabs; the stocking is just her latest. You can check [...]