Extreme Reuse

| 3/14/2008 2:11:27 PM

Bike Tire ChairsA community of architects, designers, and concerned citizens at the website Superuse are taking the mantra of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” to new extremes. Instead of simply buying recycled paper, members practice upcycling, defined in the May-June 2006 issue of Utne Reader as, “the practice of recycling waste materials for use in higher-value products.” The projects on the site range in scale from the small, like using old film canisters for salt and pepper shakers, to the enormous, like creating a house out of an old airplane fuselage.

(Thanks, Very Short List.)

Bennett Gordon

Image by Christmas w/a K, licensed under Creative Commons.

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