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Bottle Vases by Foekje Fleur van Duin

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Amazing ceramic vases that mimic discarded plastic bottles $19.75

After hearing news stories about the massive patch of plastic swirling around the Pacific, Dutch designer Foekje Fleur van Duin started collecting discarded trash on the banks of the Maas River and thinking of ways to incorporate it into creative projects. These amazing porcelain replicas of plastic bottles come from those experiments. Made using a plaster mold, the vases are......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Glassphemy!

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Smashing bottles on the Gowanus Canal.

New York's Macro-Sea invades underused urban spaces and reenergizes them with creative projects and happenings. Like Glassphemy!, a 20x30-foot "visceral and psychological recycling center" erected in a pre-gentrified lot on the Gowanus Canal. In a violently fun take on recycling, participants were invited in the structure to smash empty beer bottles against the bulletproof glass. The shattered......read more

Papered Peds

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Nifty new glassware handblown from old beer bottles. $67.00

Finnish design outfit Lasistudio specializes in reformatting discarded glass into great glassware for the home. Made from reclaimed beer bottles, the crew's popular Hik! glasses maintain the used bottles' original shape, using less energy than melting glass. Pretty cool concept, and knowing the Finns' love of the sauce, empty beer bottles will never be in short supply....read more

Canned Food and Cancer Risk

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Report says exposure to BPA in canned food is "far more extensive" than plastic bottles.

A few years ago, when animal studies starting linking BPA (bisphenol A) to various cancers, the resulting consumer uproar forced a mass recall of reusable plastic bottles. Safety-conscious mothers everywhere let out a giant sigh of relief as baby bottles were pulled from the shelves. A big win had been scored for consumer safety. The problem? Those aren't the only things that contain BPA. In......read more

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