So speaking of benches, this is cool:
Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc. produces benches made from recycled plastic bags.
The benches are durable, do not require painting, and the “boards” don’t warp or splinter.
You might be surprised to learn that it takes 10,680 plastic shopping bags to make a single bench, but the more plastic bags it eats up, the better.
In addition to making seven variants of benches, PRIF also makes picnic tables, planters and trash receptacles, all of the same material, which is 96% plastic bags and 4% coloring additive to make it look like wood. They even sell a wide variety of dimensional “lumber”—2×4s, 4×4s, 3×10s, 6×8s, you name it—that can be cut, drilled and nailed like the real stuff, with the added bonus that you’ll never have to paint or reseal the deck/structure/staircase you make out of it.
Reminds me of this computer monitor turned into a smaller pet bed.
Check out other pet beds and pet houses involving materials reuse here.
The toaster that has lasted as long as the marriage… SIXTY years and still going strong
They believe their toaster is the oldest in Britain.
And Fred and Joan Horley have no problem remembering just how old their appliance is.
The Morphy Richards device was a gift for their wedding which took place on May 23, 1953, and has been going strong ever since.
‘We didn’t consciously keep it it is just that we never had any reason to replace it. The only other thing I’ve still got from my wedding day is my wife.’
Over the past couple of years, we’ve published a good number of posts about items made from wooden shipping pallets.
To add to that group, here are two examples of pallets-turned-coffee-tables on wheels.
How-to: Make “wallets” out of juice or milk cartons.
Visit FamilyFun.go.com for a video tutorial and printable template. (Note: The video automatically plays when the site’s opened; you may want to turn down your device’s volume before opening the site.)
(Spotted on a Crafting a Green World Pinterest board.)
Aargghh! This is a whole new level of environmental impact to consider. I’d always considered the internet fairly harmless, as it exists in a different dimension (Cyberspace).
Nothing is sacred. Everything has an impact.
I am painfully aware of the irony of reblogging this.