30.000 books = 80 foot tower

September 17th, 2011 - 

Babel Tower composed by 30.000 books that were not distroyed in the process of building. I think it would be a nice idea to use this idea also in decorating, at least for a period, the Eiffel Tower. I remember I took those 700 stairs until the second level of the Tower and I thought of having a break and reading something on a bench. Marta Minujín is the

artist that put this idea into practice to celebrate the 2011 Buenos Aires World Book Capital. The books were given as a donation by more than 50 embassies and libraries – books written in all kind of languages. The layering of the book
took more than 10 days but as you can see, the effect is just great. Interesting idea in recycling books by giving them a new role!

How can you reuse bread bags?

July 4th, 2011 - 

Bread bags are made from low-density polyethylene. So it’s plastic. You could put them in the special containers for recycling plastic or you could simply reuse the bags at home, in your household. I remember my grandma being ecologically by mistake:) and using a plastic bag for several years and in different situations: she packed my sandwhiches for school or prepare some bags to store for the winter, in the fridge.
She also used plastic bags to fill them with cream and decorate cakes. But rearding this issue, I found much more over the internet: a plastic bag you could use instead of gloves, as a car travel rubbish or sick bag, as a pick up pet
droppings or irrigate plants just by making holes in it. What other innovative ways could we find together?

Via here.