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Reduce, ReNEWS, Recycle

Upcycling newspaper into more long-lasting items

Implications - The lifespan of a newspaper is typically no more than a few days (if that), which amounts to plenty of waste. Recycling newspaper is one thing, but more crafty designers are seeing the potential of newspaper as an art material and upcycling it to create new and more long-lasting products, including apparel, furniture and decor. This approach to reinventing a simple, everyday item not only benefits the environment but also provides commentary on the fact that newspapers themselves are becoming a dying breed in this era of technological advancement and might prove more useful as the foundation for other innovations.
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Suspended Newspaper Sculptures
Suspended Newspaper Sculptures
Recycled Shadow was Created in Response to Paper Waste
The Recycled Shadow art installation could become a great do-it-yourself project, just for fun or even for a special occasion. A suspended sculpture made out of newspapers that have been folded into windmill… MORE
Sculptural Newspaper Dresses
Sculptural Newspaper Dresses
Jordan Chavez Captures an Industrial Black and White Scene
We all have trouble deciding exactly what's right to wear for each occasion, but one look that can never go wrong is the newspaper dress, which was created by Jordan Chavez. Cute, chic and oh-so comfortable,… MORE
Fashionable Newspaper Collages
Fashionable Newspaper Collages
These Arian Behzadi Portraits are Retro-Inspired
These Arian Behzadi portraits are artful and inventive, featuring retro-inspired imagery that explores fashionable subject matter. With a dynamic technique of overlayed images, these vibrant and chic collages… MORE
Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes
Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes
Recycled Newspaper Clothing by Ivano Vitali is Environment-Friendly
If you're looking to be fashionable and eco-friendly, try buying some recycled newspaper clothing from Italian ecologist and sculptor Ivano Vitali. Vitali starts by ripping up strips of newspaper and… MORE
Newsworthy Flip Flops
Newsworthy Flip Flops
Paper Flops are Made Using Upcycled Newspapers
Paper Flops are flip flops made of newspaper by socially disadvantaged workers in Jakarta, Indonesia. The shoes are made of newspaper and other sustainable materials such as coconut shells, palm tree roots… MORE
Upcycled Newsprint Decor
Upcycled Newsprint Decor
NewspaperWood by Mieke Meijer Turns Old News Into New Furniture
Normally, paper is a byproduct of wood, but Mieke Meijer's NewspaperWood upcycles newspapers back into a more woodlike state and shows that the lifespan of paper doesn't end once it's been cut, printed… MORE
Surreal Vintage Collages
Surreal Vintage Collages
The Wallace Berman 'Speaking in Tongues' Exhibit is a Work of Art
Featured in the Getty Center's 'Pacific Standard Time' collaborative, the Wallace Berman 'Speaking in Tongues' exhibit showcases the Californian artist's influential work from the 1960s and 1970s. The… MORE
Newspaper Designer Furniture
Newspaper Designer Furniture
Mieke Dingen Creates a Wood-Like Material Out of Old Newspaper
As we all know, newspapers come from wood that has been finely broken down and mixed with certain chemicals. What designer Mieke Dingen did was reverse that process and turn newspaper into wood again that… MORE

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