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Graypants Recycled Scrap Lights

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Gorgeous cardboard reuse and brilliant design. $1,399.00

Graypants use their scrap lights to proudly tell the story of their journey from being a dull, discarded cardboard box to becoming a stunning, unique light fixture. Coming in various shapes and sizes to fit any space, the Scrap Lights instilling new spirit into salvaged pieces of corrugated cardboard, with a lively play on light and shadow that invigorates the previously lifeless materials....read more

NYC Recycling Project Aims to Separate Organic Waste

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Food scraps diverted from landfill to composting sites

Constance Rosenblum for The New York Times: They aren’t what you might think of as typical sanitation workers, but Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, two Sanitation Department employees, are women with a mission: to persuade New Yorkers to separate orange peels, eggshells and other organic waste from the rest of their trash. Ms. Rogers and Ms. Brunie-McDermott, both on the cusp of......read more

Norpro Stainless Steel Compost Keeper

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Convenient, attractive kitchen storage for compost scraps $39.61

This odor-eliminating container from Norpro offers a convenient home for food scraps before you transfer them to an outside composter. Great for egg shells, peelings, coffee grounds, and more, with a stainless-steel handle for easy transport. Within the one-gallon unit's tight-fitting lid is a charcoal filter that delivers odor-free use for up to six months. It's properly sized to fit under the......read more

Recycled Sweater Blanket

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This blanket assembled from wool sweater scraps is on a whole other level of cozy $199.00

Boulder, CO-based Etsy seller Sarah McGregor describes herself as a "stay-at-home mom by day and a mad woman with some yarn and a hook by night."  We're thankful for her nighttime habits because they result in beautifully crafted wool products like this one-of-a-kind blanket assembled from six different wool and wool-blend sweaters that Sarah felted, hand cut, and pieced......read more

Scraplights Disc by Graypants

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Cardboard scraps brilliantly repurposed as light fixtures $279.00

Seattle-bred design collective Graypants turns heads with their handmade Scraplights, which proudly tell the story of the journey from dull, discarded cardboard box to  stunning, unique light fixtures. The Scraplights come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit any space. Here we feature our favorite, the Disc-16, which instills a curvaceous new spirit into salvaged pieces of......read more

Kiboots Traveler

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One-of-a-kind bag combines organic artisan leather with colorful kilim rug scraps $183.00

Launched in Amsterdam in 2010, Kiboots has quickly become a sustainable fashion favorite. The Dutch company, fronted by Jovanna Kruitbosch and Martijn Lugtigheid, has built its brand around products that combine leather leftovers with colorful kilim rugs. This handsome backpack is a case in point. Dubbed the Traveler, the bag is handmade with organic artisan leather and authentic kilim......read more

Scaffolding Table Lamp

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Designer Rodger Stevens puts wood scraps to beautiful new use. $399.99

The Scaffolding Table Lamp makes use of exotic wood scraps reclaimed from a variety of sources, from demolition projects to piano manufacturers. Artist and designer Rodger Stevens shapes the handpicked wood cast-offs into CFL-compatible, functional sculptures. The scaffolding design, a Green Depot exclusive, is also available as a taller floor lamp. Made in New York City. ...read more

Xylobook Blank Books

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Made from recycled archival paper and salvaged hardwood scraps. $45.00

Handmade in Portland, Xylobooks are a collaboration between arts press Container Corps and Jonathan Nussbaum, a local furniture maker who crafts the book covers using hardwood scraps salvaged from furniture production. High-quality, recycled archival paper, cotton twill tape, and tiny iron nails create a simple, sturdy object. Available in Bigleaf Maple, Western Walnut, or Cherry....read more

Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Paintings with Recycled Paper

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New works reimagine celebrated paintings in magazine scraps

You might know Vik Muniz as the man who makes massive installations out of landfill trash. There is even a documentary about his compelling garbage art. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is back on the scene with a new collection of amazing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps. For Pictures of Magazine 2, on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, Muniz used fragments of......read more

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