Pavel and Ian thought of a clever solution to recycle plastic bottles. The Plastic Bottle Cutter is a pocket-size tool designed to reuse and recycle all kinds of plastic bottles by turning them into convenient and handy plastic ropes. They only needed less than $10,000 on Kickstarter to make this tool a reality, but the duo already raised more than $340,000 after going live with the campaign.
One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure. Michael, a.k.a. Moerkey, is an Australian craftsman who collects discarded keys and coins and turns them into works of art that would make for great living room or dining room ornaments.
Artist Artur Bordalo’s (a.k.a. Bordalo II) has figured out the best way to recycle: to turn trash into gorgeous sizeable sculptures. Bordalo II piles on trash over one another, creating a collage of junk finished with paint that is simply awe-inspiring. The canvasses that this street artist uses differ, but you could see his trademark style in each of his works.
Converting wastefulness to tastefulness, New York-based Canadian artist Aurora Robson has crafted stunning sculptures and built mind-bogglingly beautiful hanging installations. The colors are diverse and exotic, as is the range of abstract shapes.
No, this isn’t a wreckage of an old crash-landing in a forest, it’s actually someone’s home. Inventive engineer Bruce Campbell has used his clearly well-developed imagination by purchasing a retired Being 727 fuselage and upcyling it into an ingenious pad.
The contrast couldn’t be more dramatic, the message any more clear. Philadelphia artist Kim Alsbrooks has created a project entitled “My White Trash Family” whereby she has recreated oil paintings of elegant historical figures and emblazoned them across squashed beer cans and fast food containers.
Whether your eco-conscious or just a coffee enthusiast, you’ll be impressed with the art that Philippine-based nursing student Liv Buranday creates with used coffee beans. She organizes the tiny bean remains into illustrated arrangements with some drawing to complete images.