Recession Recyclovations

Reuse is more important than ever thanks to the credit crunch
Implications - Recycling has been a monumental part of the environmental movement for a long time, however, during the credit crunch, reusing old materials for new products is more prevalent than ever. Upcycled products come in every genre, from arts and crafts, to home decor and even fashion.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 238,482 Total Clicks Apr 09 - Jun 09
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Garbage Bag Fashion - Michelle Jank's PonyStep Editorial Finds Beauty in Trash
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 45,114 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 09
Garbage Bag Fashion
Michelle Jank's PonyStep Editorial Finds Beauty in Trash
Michelle Jank says she was inspired by “the idea of making something grand out of nothing special/rubbishy things,” for her exclusive Ponystep editorial with Paul Scala. The shoot took place on a beach… [More]
Recycled T-Shirt Dresses - Fun Eco Chic Looks by Angela Johnson Designs
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 41,733 Clicks Pub: May 30, 09
Recycled T-Shirt Dresses
Fun Eco Chic Looks by Angela Johnson Designs
Angela Johnson Designs aims to please eco-conscious consumers who have a humorous side with fun dresses and gowns made from recycled tee shirts. Johnson hunts down the t-shirts from thrift shops and… [More]
Recycled Paper Furniture - Way Basics' Green Designs Boast Tool-Free Assembly
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 47,383 Clicks Pub: Apr 25, 09
Recycled Paper Furniture
Way Basics' Green Designs Boast Tool-Free Assembly
Way Basics is a line of colorful and family-friendly eco furniture that makes your interiors fun. Way Basics furniture is made entirely from recycled paper, and it's the first eco-friendly furniture line… [More]
Suitcase Sofas - Recycle Your Old Suitcases Into Eco Furniture
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 53,833 Clicks Pub: Apr 25, 09
Suitcase Sofas
Recycle Your Old Suitcases Into Eco Furniture
This collection of eco furniture from MayBeProduct illustrates the design possibilities for funky home decor made from old suitcases. Not only will making these suitcase sofas on your own exert new style… [More]
Cardboard Carpets - Ravishing Recycled Rugs Made of Flattened Boxes by Wendy Plomp
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 21,870 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 09
Cardboard Carpets
Ravishing Recycled Rugs Made of Flattened Boxes by Wendy Plomp
The work of Dutch designer Wendy Plomp, these impressive cardboard carpets are made from flattened-out boxes, turning a throwaway object into a design delight. Given that I am not a huge fan of vacuuming,… [More]
Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry - Kumvana Gomani's Recycled Plastic Accessories
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 28,549 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 09
Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry
Kumvana Gomani's Recycled Plastic Accessories
Canada-born Kumvana Gomani is the designer behind these eco-friendly pieces of recycled plastic jewelry. Gomani's specialty is creatively turning recycled soda and water bottles into winter-inspired jewels.… [More]
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