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Trashed Planet: Our Global Pollution Hangover

As these photographs prove, subsisting on a decades-long diet of trash has made Mother Nature rough around the edges & in desperate need of a hardcore makeover

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This Plastic World: Recycled Island Made of Old Bottles

A huge "island" of plastic garbage is already floating in the Pacific. Why not turn it into the habitable, self-sustaining island city of the future?

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Goodbye, Plastic World: London Store Shuns Packaging

Reducing, reusing and recycling would be simpler if the things we buy weren't wrapped in so many layers. One store is setting the standard for greener shopping.

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10 Surprising Reclaimed & Recycled Building Materials

Old airplanes, shipping containers, silos and beer bottles are just a few of the surprising reclaimed and recycled materials that can be used in green building.

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We Built This City on Garbage: Rapid Re(f)use Solution

Non-profit environmental design group Terreform proposes a strange solution for dealing with NYC's waste: use it to build a new, improved city.

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Futuristic Eco-Kitchen Makes for Cleaner, Greener Meals

Will kitchens of the future look like this? With waste reduction tools and energy-efficient appliances built in, the Ekokook could change the way we do food.

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Corrugated Art: Incredible Upcycled Cardboard Sculptures

Mark Langan creates these sculptures from the everyday corrugated cardboard box. But you'd never guess it from looking at their exceptional depth and detail.

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Don't Panic: Last-Minute Green Holiday Gift Ideas

The winter holidays are here - are your presents? If not, don't worry. Here are a some ideas to get the last few green-loving people crossed off of your list.

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18 Clever Christmas Trees Created With Recycled Materials

One person's trash is another's treasure. Before tossing out your trash, take a look at these 18 creative and clever Christmas trees made with recycled materials.

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Trashy Times: Where Do Recycled Gadgets Really Go?

If you thought your recycled electronics were always recycled safely and cleanly, think again. Many end up in toxic, unregulated dumps in developing countries.

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ReBurbia: Designers Take on Rethinking Suburbia

These days people are moving out of the suburbs and back into the cities. So what happens to suburbia? These designers have some environmentally friendly ideas.

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Suck It! 8 Brilliant Examples of Plastic Drinking Straw Art

If you thought plastic drinking straws were only good for one thing, think again. These projects upcyle the single-use item into permanently awesome art.

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Message in a Bottle: A Village Made of Recycled Bottles

The Bottle Village in Simi Valley, California is a recycler's paradise: it's a beautiful landmark made entirely of discarded bottles and other "trash."

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Squeaky-Green: Two Waste-free Ways To Wash Up

Trying to limit the environmental impact of your kitchen? Here are two designs from the forefront of the kitchen sink eco-revolution.

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Recycled Mutants: The Weird, Wild Tire Art of Ji Yong Ho

Think that there's nothing uglier than an evil-smelling, dust-streaked pile of old car tires? You need the creative vision of Korean artist Ji Yon Ho - because shredded rubber can be beautiful, as these sculptures show.

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