The Floyd Leg allows people to make tables from almost any flat surface, which prevents the discarding of furniture when moving from place to place.
Mannequin Madness received a special achievement award from the Environmental Protection Agency for recycling more than 100,000 pounds of mannequins in one year. Once mannequins arrive at Mannequin Madness, they are either resold, rented or sent to the “boneyard.”
During the month-long Kill-A-Watt competition, University of Michigan student residence halls compete against each other to see who can decrease their energy consumption the most.
Oxgut Hose Company of Emeryville, Calif., salvages old fire hoses from fire stations in California and turns them into one-of-a-kind chairs, mats, phone cases, slippers and other products.
Instead of thinking at the end of a product’s life about the ways it can be used next, it’s much more effective to take future use into consideration in the design stage — which is exactly what the Design for Recycling initiative has been promoting for more than 25 years.
Fireclay Tile, which has been making tiles using sustainable methods since 1986, will now create a line of recycled tiles crafted from the glass of obsolete TVs and computer monitors.