From Shipping Container Villages to Cork Yoga Mats

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 25, 2015
The October 2015 eco ideas feature a lot of repurposing, from dried herbs turned into the bristles of brushes to parks made from former roads and pieces of a railroad now functioning as working pieces of furniture.

Although materials like plastic bottles and scrap wood have had their time in the spotlight as the eco movement kicks off, there are dozens of new materials that are coming to light as more people think about being more conscious in their daily lives. Plants themselves are even becoming prized for their air-purifying properties, such as in a project by 'You Talking to Me' that features the logos of iconic brands remixed in foliage forms.

One of the most statement-making pieces about consumption and sustainability is a photo series from Fabrice Monteiro that has models dressed in waste that's styled as couture fashion.