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Rosenbaum » ROSENBAUM RESPONDE: LDL #48 – Horta vertical. Thailand is ready for a flood. Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts. David Edgar, "Green Fiesta Jellyfish Lamp" The people of the United States alone toss out millions of plastic bottles every hour, and in a year, enough plastic film to shrink wrap Texas (which would be both a hilarious and horrifying feat.)

Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts

Everyone knows it’s important to recycle, but it’s often hard to realize the consequences of forgetting about one little bottle; maybe we should consider not buying this stuff in the first place. (I drink out of the tap all the time, heck, I’d drink out of the hose.) Without getting on a soapbox, the following artists have made powerful statements about the ways in which we waste…. by re-using materials that would otherwise be thrown away, and removing paper and plastics completely from the recycling loop…. as even the act of recycling uses massive amounts of energy. Aurora Robson. Eco-Friendly Blossoms By Michelle Brand. Look closely!

Eco-Friendly Blossoms By Michelle Brand

Yes way! Michelle Brand, an eco-designer from Manchester in the UK, repurposes the bottoms of discarded plastic soda bottles to create these breathtakingly beautiful decorative light fixtures, lamp shades, curtains, room dividers, and more. Ingenious and quite stunning, don’t you agree? From plastic bottle to blossoms, garlands and fairy lights, it’s up-cycling at its best!

The Super Strength of POLLI-Bricks – Bricks Made from Recycled P. These recycled plastic bottle bricks are more affordable and durable than traditional bricks Photo from flickr They’re transparent and translucent.

The Super Strength of POLLI-Bricks – Bricks Made from Recycled P

They interlock together to form a honeycomb structure that’s extremely durable. They can be used to build anything from buildings and fences to roofs and walls of light. So what are “they” referring to? Brilliant Recycling Idea. I am always looking for innovative recycling ideas and look what I found!

Brilliant Recycling Idea

A screen made of soda bottle bottoms - I use empty water bottles to aid watering in my planted containers. Cut off the bottoms, unscrew and remove the lid.Place the bottle in the container to be planted with the screw top down.Add peat moss inside the bottle and then surround the bottle with potting mix to hold upright. Petal Drops at Firebox.com. Fits neatly onto the bottle top Collecting rainwater makes perfect sense, but why do it with some ugly old bucket when you can use a few ?

Petal Drops at Firebox.com

Socially developed by our idea-hugging friends at Quirky.com, these flower-shaped funnels screw onto any standard threaded bottle, channelling water inside. Clever, eh? Yes, we know it rains all the time in dear old Blighty but you can use the collected rainwater to , fill your water pistol or refresh rain-dodging window boxes without bothering the tap. Besides, you were going to chuck those empty plastic bottles anyway. Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System. The last time I forgot to water my outdoor potted plants and discovered them completely wilted and hanging on the cusp of near death, I decided it was time to take action.

Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System

Some of the plants on my deck receive a full, searing sun all day long during the hottest mid summer days. While these plants thrive under such conditions if properly taken care of, they will die quickly if they don’t receive enough water. The Windowfarms Project.