Paper recycling

January 21st, 2008 - 

Paper recycling is a process that allows us to transform waste into new paper products. Either we are talking about maps, cardboard, packaging or office paper, all these can be recycled to create amazing home products or nice gifts. What can you do with maps, packaging or used paper? In this area we present you some nice ideas about cardboard and paper recycling: tips on how to recycle paper or how to use these mediums to express your creative side.

Old things become new things and in the following articles you will find out more about the three categories of paper that can be used as feedstocks for making recycled paper: mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste, about paper recycling process, and tips on how to enjoy these.

Alice in Wonderland Recycled Book Bracelet

How can I recycle paper into lighting pendant lamps?

How can I recycle books?

How can I recycle newspaper into Christmas ornaments?

Wedding albums and journals made from recycled paper

Recycle magazines into mirror frames

Origami Paper Bowl, natural look

Gold Point Vessel, the paper vessel made by Upintheairsomewhere

What can you do from recycled newspapers?

Paper Mache Art by Efi Beck

Make your own recycled furniture

Ways to save paper

Recycled paper lamp

Recycled newspaper Flip-Flops

Innovative egg cartons designs

Zen art by Karen Margolis

Metal recycling

January 21st, 2008 - 

Using mainly aluminum and steelmetal recycling helps us to make new products out of old scrap metal. Containers, cans, automobiles, appliances, and construction materials are the main materials that can be recycled, together with rails, old car bodies or engine blocks. Recycling metals is economically advantageous, so due to this reason, people started about 150 years ago to use old parts to create new things.  In the  following articles you will be invited to read about how you can recycle metal and you will find out how to use old metal to create something beautiful for your home.

What can you do with your old metal truck bed?

Micro Pup made from recycled materials

How can I recycle metal?

How can you recycle Coke cans?

How can you recycle cans?

How can I recycle wood and metal in a creative way?

Rae Rae Sister’s good junk

Recycled art and assemblages by Leo Sewell

Solar energy

January 21st, 2008 - 

All renewable energies, other than geothermal and tidal, derive their energy from the sun. Solar energy technologies include solar heating, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity and solar architecture, which can make considerable contributions to solving some of the most urgent problems the world now faces.

The posts below will describe in details some solar energy facts, will let you know what is solar energy,  and the unlimited advantages of this kind of energy. You will find more about solar power system, how does solar power work. Discover creative solutions on how can you build a solar cooker and many more here:

About solar energy

Limits of solar power

Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar : Solar Power Plant

How can I build a solar cooker?

Textile recycling

January 21st, 2008 - 

Welcome to the Textile recycling area of our site! Ioana ( as a fashion designer) is the one to introduce you to this beautiful world of recycling clothes. Find out how to put old clothes to better use: how to create a chair with recycled materials, how to create accessories from textiles or how to recycle clothing. Let yourself inspired by the creative solutions we offer here, and share with us all your ideas regarding eco fashion.

See below the links where you can read about how to go green:

How can I recycle textiles I?

How can I recycle textiles II?

How can I recycle textiles III?

Eco-Friendly Toys: Soft Plush by Woolies

How can I recycle textiles to create accessories?

Holiday ornaments

January 21st, 2008 - 

Who is not in love with Christmas ornaments? I remember I was doing ornaments together with my family before Christmas time:) Searching for creative ideas and decorative objects to make your house even more beautiful? See some of our articles and take a sneak peek into the world of home made Christmas ornaments or in generally, personalized ornaments of all kind.

Come with ideas and share with us your inspiring garden ornaments, decorations and Holiday ideas made from recycled materials.

Lyubov Polyakova’s ornaments

Eco friendly holiday ornaments made from linen and lace

Some budget-friendly home decoration ideas

The art of macramé