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63 Interesting Looks at Decomposition

From Moss Carpets to Rotten Apple Art

— August 31, 2012 — Eco
These looks at decomposition range from revolting to uplifting and eco. While decomposition is usually considered as an unglamorous part of life, there are some that are using it to create interesting products, turn waste into something new and others who, well, are using it to freak people out.

In the eco category, there are dozens of innovations based around decomposition. For example, trash bins that make energy from compost and shoes that are biodegradable so that when you're through with them, all you have to do is throw them outside.

In the bizarre category, we've found many examples of artists and even designers using decomposition as inspiration, whether it's decomposing trash as art or cupcakes meant to look like a pile of dirt.
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Socially Conscious Eco-Gardens
Socially Conscious Eco-Gardens
GrowNYC Survey Shows Evidence for Optimism
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Tangy Tangerine Peel Artwork
Tangy Tangerine Peel Artwork
Tangerine Peel Figurines by Yoshihiro Okada are Sweet
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Paper Wine Bottles
Paper Wine Bottles
Chateau GreenBottle Would Help Alleviate Stuffed UK Landfills
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Decaying Digital Illustrations
Decaying Digital Illustrations
Matheus Berbel Depicts Inevitability in These Haunting Pieces
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Gross Garbage Captures
Gross Garbage Captures
The 'Pourri' Series by Frederic Delangle is Artistically Disgusting
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Plant-Based Coffee Cups
Plant-Based Coffee Cups
Repurpose Compostables Brings World's Greenest Mugs to Bed Bath & Beyond
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Bodacious Biodegradable Kicks
Bodacious Biodegradable Kicks
OAT Shoes Limited Skin Collection Uses Compost-able Leather
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Daring Decomposing Companies
Daring Decomposing Companies
Vokashi Composting is a New Business that Never Wastes
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Distinctive Decomposed Portraits
Distinctive Decomposed Portraits
Lucas Simoes Creates Bizzarre Portaits With Photographic Layers
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Biodegrading Dinner Devices
Biodegrading Dinner Devices
The Gaia Automatic Composter Creates Soil-Friendly Scraps
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Fast Food Structures
Fast Food Structures
Ben Campbell Crafts Mummy Sculptures from McDonald's Meals
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Planet-Friendly Flip Flops
Planet-Friendly Flip Flops
Feelgoodz Footwear Is Constructed Using Socially Responsible Methods
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Compostable Snack Bags
Compostable Snack Bags
SunChips Will Roll Out Compostable Bags by Earth Day 2010
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Coffee for Your Garden
Coffee for Your Garden
Starbucks Pushes Coffee for Your Plants
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Compostable Corn Bags
Compostable Corn Bags
BioBags
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Decomposing Doll Houses
Decomposing Doll Houses
Daniele Del Nero Creates Creepy Rotting Scale Models of Structures
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Eco-Friendly Cola Pouches
Eco-Friendly Cola Pouches
The Coca-Cola Bag is a Brilliant Solution
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Lawn Art Composters
Lawn Art Composters
The Kellee Kimbro 'Kompost' Adds Flavor to the Garden and Grooms It
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Toys Made of Grass
Toys Made of Grass
The Muwi Lawnmower Makes Lawn Frisbees
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Brilliant Biodegradable Water Filter
Brilliant Biodegradable Water Filter
Botl Filter Filters Your Water While You're On the Go
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Eco-Friendly Philanthropic Flip Flops
Eco-Friendly Philanthropic Flip Flops
Hari Mari Footwear Donates Money to Battle Cancer
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Festering Fruit Installations
Festering Fruit Installations
John Dilnot Explores Mortality's Beginning and End Through Apples
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Food Harvesting Trash Cans
Food Harvesting Trash Cans
The Nepenthes Planter Makes Food Out of Compost
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Composting Toilet Concepts
Composting Toilet Concepts
Pot Up_Pop Up Turns Human Waste into Nutrient-Rich Soil
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Decomposing Soles
Decomposing Soles
Simple Shoes' Soles Biodegrade in 20 Years, as Opposed to 1,000
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Compostable Corporeal Remains
Compostable Corporeal Remains
Bios Urn by Martin Azua Creates a Tree, Not a Tombstone
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High Rise Composts
High Rise Composts
Vermicondo
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Biodegradable Body Cleansers
Biodegradable Body Cleansers
Brad Pitt Partners with Kiehl's for New Orleans
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Biodegradable Cutlery
Biodegradable Cutlery
Aspenware Lets You Have Your Fork And Compost It Too
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Decomposition Time Lapses
Decomposition Time Lapses
'The Elephant: Life After Death' Studies the Decay of an African Giant
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Upcycled Plum Containers
Upcycled Plum Containers
InPlum Reclaims 'Fruit Waste' to Fabricate a New Building Material
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Compostable Soda Cups
Compostable Soda Cups
Coca-Cola's Eco-Friendly Fountain Cups Debut at UW
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Decomposing Birdography
Decomposing Birdography
Chris Jordan Midway Collection Captures Plastic Problems
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Scorching Trash Installations
Scorching Trash Installations
The Luzinterruptus 'Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum' is Bold
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Chic Compost Cans
Chic Compost Cans
Eva by Francois Hurtaud Gives You a Stylish Way to Stay Green
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Mobile Phones Made from Hay
Mobile Phones Made from Hay
The 'Natural Year Phone' for Green Geeks
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Rotting Fruit Photography
Rotting Fruit Photography
The Heikki Leis Afterlife Series Gets Personal with Decomposition
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Manure Furnaces
Manure Furnaces
Combustion Heater Turns Cow Dung Into Energy
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Funky Decomposable Footwear
Funky Decomposable Footwear
Stella McCartney Reveals ‘Biodegradable' Heels
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Bio-Conscious Drink Containers
Bio-Conscious Drink Containers
Ecologic Sustainable Packaging Can be Recycled
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Compostable Baby Products
Compostable Baby Products
gDiapers Flushable Disposable Diapers
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Decadent Decomposing Cakes
Decadent Decomposing Cakes
These Compost Cupcakes are for Chocolate-Lovers with Green Thumbs
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Compostable Incandescent Branding
Compostable Incandescent Branding
Westinghouse Lightbulb Packaging Returns to the Soil
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Chic Composting Cans
Chic Composting Cans
The Dry WC Waterless Toilet Makes Eco Johns Appealing
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Cuddly Decomposing Critters
Cuddly Decomposing Critters
Zombified Stuffed Animals are Adorable Brain Eaters
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Energy-Outputting Composters
Energy-Outputting Composters
The Eva Wet Waste Shredder Helps You Dispose of Scraps Resourcefully
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Chic Compostable Dinnerware
Chic Compostable Dinnerware
Verterra Leaf Dishes
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Compostable Coffee Cups
Compostable Coffee Cups
The 'PLAnet' Cup is Made With Forest-Friendly Paper and Biofilm
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Twirling Waste Sculptures
Twirling Waste Sculptures
'Thrown to the Wind' by Wang Zhiyuan is a Trash-Art Compilation
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Compostable PCs
Compostable PCs
ReCompute Features Corrugated Cardboard Case
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Compact Compost
Compact Compost
NatureMill's Kitchen Compost Automatically Tranfers Waste
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Bio-Conscious Drink Containers
Bio-Conscious Drink Containers
Corn-Based Renew X Can Could Replace Aluminum
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Dissolving Golf Balls
Dissolving Golf Balls
These Eco Golf Balls Won't Take Forever to Decompose
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Mini Compost Systems
Mini Compost Systems
Conserving Made Easy with Jarst Tabletop Composts
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Moss Carpets
Moss Carpets
Biodegradable Moss Planter is Mother Nature-Approved
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Intentionally Decayed Art
Intentionally Decayed Art
Mutilated Masterpieces by Valerie Hegarty
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Hip Kitchen Composting
Hip Kitchen Composting
The 'Bio Pod' for Organic Waste
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Grenade Planters
Grenade Planters
These Seed Bombs are Grenade Exploding Gardening Tools
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Decomposing Tables
Decomposing Tables
The Auto Cannibalistic Table by Atema Architecture is Made with Egg Cartons
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Greener Fast Food Packaging
Greener Fast Food Packaging
Quiznos Bellies Up to Eco-Friendly Takeout Containers
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Cutting-Edge Composting Kettles
Cutting-Edge Composting Kettles
Re-Can Turns Food Scraps into Plant Snacks
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Everlasting Burger Photography
Everlasting Burger Photography
McDonald's Happy Meal Lasts Six Months Without Decomposing
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Eco-Origami Coffee Cups
Eco-Origami Coffee Cups
Coffree Biodegradable Brew Eliminates a Cup of Waste a Day
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