Will.i.am discussing EKOCYCLE. Image courtesy of Greener Ideal Coca-Cola and rapper Will.i.am (of the Black-Eyed Peas) are partnering to launch a new line of products made from recycled materials. He recently flaunted some new Beats Audio headphones made from recycled materials reportedly costing $349 a pop.
Broken down Lunar Roving Vehicle at the Apollo 15 landing site The moon is home to about 400,000 lbs. of manmade junk left behind by lunar missions conducted over the past several decades. The list of junk is long, and it includes things like golf balls used by Alan Shepard (the second person in space), several flags (some still standing), several damaged spacecrafts and even astronaut toilets containing you-know-what.
(2012) As the 2012 London Olympic Games gets underway, a flood of spectators are sure to fill the stadium seats. In fact, The Telegraph estimates about 11 million spectators will show up to the Olympic Games in London this summer. So, how does London plan on dealing with the huge increase in trash and waste production us wasteful humans generate wherever we go?
Scott Sjolund of Brainerd's Public Utilities inspects a city sewer. Image via WBUR.org The small city of Brainerd, located about 128 miles northwest of Minneapolis, MN, will soon begin drawing geothermal energy straight from the sewer to heat and cool area homes and businesses. No, it won’t make your home smell like sewage, but it does have the potential to cut the cost of heating a home by as much as 50 percent. Seems like a win-win.
As silly as it sounds, the idea of trash furniture -- a chair stuffed with garbage -- is an idea already dreamed up by an enterprising young man named Nick DeMarco. DeMarco was a student at the California College of the Arts when he invented the XS Chair, a clear vinyl chair you fill with trash, old clothes or whatever type of stuffing you want. I guess that’s one way to get rid of garbage.
Although most of these cars and trucks don’t actually run like a normal vehicle, you have to admit that an automobile made exclusively from trash is the at least the coolest thing you’ll see online today. Whether the maker’s purpose be to raise awareness of environmental issues, recycling or just for plain old fashioned fun, these innovative works of art show how trash can be turned into some pretty incredible structures.