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97 Recycled Art Pieces

Planet-Improving Creations to Celebrate Earth Day 2009

— April 22, 2009 — Eco
Earth Day 2009 wouldn’t be complete without a cluster of cutting edge green innovations that are making our planet better; this year, we focused on the incredible possibilities of recycling, specifically on the art and designs that can be made with old waste. From stir-stick chandeliers to furniture made of old toys, this cluster features the craziest recycled art!

If you haven’t already checked out our Trend Hunter TV episode to celebrate Earth Day 2009, you can see it here. Cycle through the cluster and marvel at the amazing earth-friendly art that eco-innovators are creating from other people’s garbage.

Happy Earth Day 2009!
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Recycled Can Landmarks
Recycled Can Landmarks
Coca-Cola Sculptures
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96
Recycled Fence Totes
Recycled Fence Totes
ORNJ Bags
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95
Bovine Eco Art
Bovine Eco Art
Cow Sculpture Made of 2,000+ Recycled Clocks and Watches
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94
Preteen Eco Designers
Preteen Eco Designers
12-Year-Old Designs 'Home Dome' From Recycled Products
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93
Eco Adverbags
Eco Adverbags
Designer 'EssJay' Handbags Made From Recycled Advertisements
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92
Recycled Military Aircraft Jewelry
Recycled Military Aircraft Jewelry
Deploy Peace Necklaces
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91
Cigarette Butt Clothing
Cigarette Butt Clothing
Recycling Your Old Smoking Habits into Wearable Art
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90
Haute Sustainable Shoes
Haute Sustainable Shoes
Recycled Plastic 'Three Strap' Sandals by Vivienne Westwood and Melissa
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89
Recycled Mattress Chairs
Recycled Mattress Chairs
Madam Rubens Stool
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88
Sock Sculptures
Sock Sculptures
Washable, Once-Wearable Cotton Art Recycles Orphaned Footwear
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87
Recycling Spoons for Art
Recycling Spoons for Art
Christofle Silver Ware Art
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86
Recycled Headlight Murals
Recycled Headlight Murals
Staircase Light Installation
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85
Vintage Turbine Furniture
Vintage Turbine Furniture
The '747 Jet Liner Bed' Scores High Points in Recycling
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84
Subway Sneakers
Subway Sneakers
Above + Below London Recycles Old Subway Seats Into Sneaks
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83
Garbage Crochet
Garbage Crochet
The Barkerbell Recycled VHS Tape Crochet Bag
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82
Recycling Outdated Technology
Recycling Outdated Technology
The Cassette Tape Closet
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81
Eco Electric Trees
Eco Electric Trees
The LED-Infused 'Arbre' Lights Up Your Home With Recycled Plastic Branches
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80
Recycled Pen Cars
Recycled Pen Cars
Costas Schuler's 'Mercedes Pens Art Car' Will Take you To Pentopia
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79
Sea Urchin Chairs
Sea Urchin Chairs
The pOrOus Chair by Miso Soup Is Made of Recycled Resin
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78
Woven Telephone Wire Seats
Woven Telephone Wire Seats
Colorful Eco Chairs Created from Recycled Castoffs
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77
Recycled Hand-Cut Lighting
Recycled Hand-Cut Lighting
'Cloud Lamps' by Yu Jordy Fu
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76
Recycled Plastic Streetwear
Recycled Plastic Streetwear
Quirky Accessories by Zeke's Lunchbox Push Boundaries of Fashion
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75
Stylish Recycled Wine Glasses
Stylish Recycled Wine Glasses
Umbra 'Frosine' Collection of Sandblasted Vessels
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74
Fashion Accessories as Flooring
Fashion Accessories as Flooring
Tiles Made From Recycled Belts
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73
Recycled Medical Supply Fashion
Recycled Medical Supply Fashion
'Medic Esthetic' Shoes
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72
Plastic Fantastic Editorials
Plastic Fantastic Editorials
Dansk Magazine Wraps Norwegian Model in Recyclables
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71
Edgy Eco-Accessories
Edgy Eco-Accessories
Recycled Rock-and-Roll Wrist Cuffs From Drink Cans and LPs
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70
Skateboard Stools
Skateboard Stools
Seating from Recycled Decks
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69
Recycled Clothes Furniture
Recycled Clothes Furniture
The Meltdown Fleece Chair
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68
Vintage Trashy Lighting
Vintage Trashy Lighting
Gilles Eichenbaum Recycles Kitchenware into Unusual Light Fixtures
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67
Planters from E-Waste
Planters from E-Waste
TerraCycle Urban Art Pot Fuses Graffiti With Recycled Computer Parts
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66
Recycled Cup Lights
Recycled Cup Lights
DIY Garbage Lamps
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65
Recycled Can Origami
Recycled Can Origami
Handmade Jurassic Dinosaur T-Rex Made From Old Coke Can
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64
Lacy Recycled Decor
Lacy Recycled Decor
‘Bulbous' Sculptures Made From Plastic Milk Bottles
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63
Recycled Parachute Fashion
Recycled Parachute Fashion
The Raeburn 'Cold War' Collection
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62
Lighting from Recycled Utensils
Lighting from Recycled Utensils
‘Gluttony'
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61
Recycled Drink Pouches as Handbags
Recycled Drink Pouches as Handbags
Juicybags
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60
Inner Tube Chairs
Inner Tube Chairs
'Drops' by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen Features Recycled Upholstery
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59
Recycled Robot Art
Recycled Robot Art
DIY Sculptures for Gearheads and Nerds
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58
Seating from Recycled Bicycles
Seating from Recycled Bicycles
Bike Furniture Design
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57
Recycled Prison Couture
Recycled Prison Couture
Fashion From Old Jail Shirts
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56
Crazy Recycled Catamarans
Crazy Recycled Catamarans
‘Plastiki' Stays Afloat With 12,000 Plastic Bottles
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55
Recycled Books as Bags
Recycled Books as Bags
DIY Reader's Digest Purses
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54
Personalized Jewelry from Recycled Corks
Personalized Jewelry from Recycled Corks
‘Prosekko' Rings by Diane Christine Dille
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53
Balloon-Inspired Accessories
Balloon-Inspired Accessories
Jewelry from Recycled Rubber
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52
Eco Geek Necklaces
Eco Geek Necklaces
Recycled Circuit Board Pendants
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51
Recycled Junk Mail Tables
Recycled Junk Mail Tables
ReVision Furniture
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50
Drunken Glass Accessories
Drunken Glass Accessories
Beautiful Baubles From Eco-Friendly Recycled Wine Bottles
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49
Melted Bead Lampshapes
Melted Bead Lampshapes
Recycled Mardi Lights by Unique Products
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48
Junk Chandeliers
Junk Chandeliers
Fancy Recycled Lighting Fixtures Turn Trashy Into Classy
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47
Recycled TV Bars
Recycled TV Bars
DIY Green Liquor Storage
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46
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
The '334' Bench
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45
Eco Alternative Christmas Trees
Eco Alternative Christmas Trees
Recycled Glass Water Bottles Make a Very Green Tree
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44
Storytelling Jewelry
Storytelling Jewelry
Recycled Remnant Trinkets by Betty Pepper
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43
Recycled Money Jewelry
Recycled Money Jewelry
OriginalBliss
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42
Piano Key Pendants
Piano Key Pendants
Engraved Eco-Adornment Made of Recycled Ivories (UPDATE)
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41
Recycled Creations
Recycled Creations
Yoav Kotik Beautifies Bottle Caps
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40
Carved Books
Carved Books
Novel Art Recycling
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39
Eco Pet Hammocks
Eco Pet Hammocks
The Jamboree Dog Bed Is Made of Recycled Flip-Flops
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38
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Eco-Conscious Furniture Made from Recycled Flip-Flops
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37
Cardboard Carpets
Cardboard Carpets
Ravishing Recycled Rugs Made of Flattened Boxes by Wendy Plomp
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36
Furniture From Industrial Waste
Furniture From Industrial Waste
Scrap Lab Recycles Manufacturing Off-Cuts Into Seating
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35
Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Ecoist Handbags Made of Pull Tabs
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34
Recycled Paper Seating
Recycled Paper Seating
The Shredded Paper and Pulp Chairs Showcase Ecovation
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33
Recycled Airplane Seat Purses
Recycled Airplane Seat Purses
Worn Again Virgin Bags
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32
Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Aroha Silhouettes Necklaces
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31
Recycled Jeans As Furniture
Recycled Jeans As Furniture
Japanese Sofa Maker Turns Old Denim Pants Into Stools
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30
Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Bullet Buddies
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29
Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags
Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags
English Retreads
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Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry
Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry
Kumvana Gomani's Recycled Plastic Accessories
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Recycled Metal Wall Art
Recycled Metal Wall Art
Michelle Stitzlein's Moth Collection
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Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Recycled Flatware Lighting and Other Shades of Invention
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Recycled Mosaics
Recycled Mosaics
More Schimmel Art, Now With Shimmer
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Computer Creatures
Computer Creatures
Recycled Sculptures by Brenda Guyton
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23
Recycled Bottle Chandeliers
Recycled Bottle Chandeliers
PET Lights
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Woven Newspaper Art
Woven Newspaper Art
Sculptures From Recycled News Dazzle at Saint Etienne Biennale '08
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Toys from Recycled Clothing
Toys from Recycled Clothing
Retro Sweater Stuffed Animals
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Coffee Cup Lamps
Coffee Cup Lamps
Eco-Friendly Lighting from Recycled Mugs
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Animal Movement Eco-Art
Animal Movement Eco-Art
Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action
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18
Ethereal Recycled Metal
Ethereal Recycled Metal
Glittering Human Clouds by Julie Trembley Don't Look Like Scrap Metal
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Jewelry From Recycled Bike Parts
Jewelry From Recycled Bike Parts
Jam Home Made & Ready Made Debuts S/S '09 Ring Collection
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Recycled Toy Lighting
Recycled Toy Lighting
DIY Doll Chandeliers
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Recycled Car Furniture
Recycled Car Furniture
Hood Coffee Tables
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14
Vases Made From Recycled Books
Vases Made From Recycled Books
Novel Eco-Friendly Interior Design by Laura Cahill
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13
Castaway Plastic Art
Castaway Plastic Art
Recycled PET Bottles Turned Gorgeous Masterpieces
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12
Recycled Tire Seating
Recycled Tire Seating
The DIY Re-Tyre Lounger
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11
Green DIY Bookshelves
Green DIY Bookshelves
The ‘Book Book Shelf' by Not Tom Recycles Your Old Novels
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10
Quirky Recycled Fabric Jewelry
Quirky Recycled Fabric Jewelry
Eccentric and Eco-Marvelous Fiber Millefiori Accessories
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Junkyard Animal Sculptures
Junkyard Animal Sculptures
‘Yardbirds' Are Scrappy Eco-Critters Created from Recyclabl
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Recycled Books as Art
Recycled Books as Art
10 Innovative Creations
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Plastic Bag Jewelry
Plastic Bag Jewelry
Etsy Artisans Recycle To Make Eco Chic Yarn Accessories
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6
Recycled Record Sculptures
Recycled Record Sculptures
10 Reinvented Vintage Vinyls
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5
Trashy Fashion
Trashy Fashion
Wearable Recycled Art From WalterWorks
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4
Industrial Parts as Home Art
Industrial Parts as Home Art
Stig Recycled Furniture
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3
Rustic Recycled Furniture
Rustic Recycled Furniture
Restoration Hardware Factory Cart Table is a Well-Worn Decor Addition
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2
Rubber Jewelry
Rubber Jewelry
Recycled Accessories by Christiane Diehl
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Chic Recycled Jewellery
Chic Recycled Jewellery
Holly Anne Mitchell's Newspaper Jewellery
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