By Becky Striepe on December 21, 2012
These plastic bottle structures turn waste into something useful again!
By Becky Striepe on December 19, 2012
My mom sent me this photo of an art installation on Las Olas Beach in south Florida. It’s a pair of giant fish sculpted using hundreds of empty plastic bottles!
By Becky Striepe on May 30, 2012
Hotels waste a ton of electricity on empty rooms. Just think about it, right? Every empty room in every hotel is running air conditioning or heat and probably has at least a TV in standby mode, if not a cable box, alarm clock, and other small appliances. Hotels waste from 30 to 50 percent of their electricity just on empty rooms either between stays or while guests are out and about for the day. But what if there were an easy way to completely cut the power to a room when it was empty?
By Becky Striepe on January 27, 2012
The typical surfboard is far from eco-friendly, but a small company on the Oregon coast creates a greener surfboard by using lower impact materials and reclaimed wood.
By Becky Striepe on December 21, 2011
We recently got a question from a reader who manufactures upholstery and was looking for fabric recycling options for off cuts and other fabric scraps that they couldn’t sell. It was a good question, and one that applies to crafters just as much as folks who work with fabric on a larger scale, so I thought I’d share a few resources here for fabric recycling and reuse.