Recycling is critically important, but it's only one part of a larger, globally emergent environmental paradigm known as the Circular Economy. As we look forward to America Recycles Day, we are reminded that we have so much more to do.
Wildlife needs wilderness -- not just to survive, but also to live freely. These eco-friendly, ethically sourced artisan gifts are inspired by the natural colors, textures and tones of the arctic region's remaining wildlife.
Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.
A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.
Mattress recycling is not without its challenges: The cost of tearing down the mattress and preparing the recyclable materials usually exceeds the value of the recycled material, and there are logistical challenges involved in transporting used mattresses.
I doubt my grandpa would ever have imagined that the Marine-issued duffel bag he slugged around during World War II would 70 years later carry lipgloss, change and a cell phone and hang from the arm of an indie diva. But Alice Saunders could.
Originally sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami's Little Haiti, the duo still make their sculptures primarily from the discarded items of daily life.