Last week, we featured 10 projects that reuse and recycle plastic bottles – this week, we’re looking at some amazing things created with reused cardboard. From bridges and bikes to furniture and homes, cardboard is becoming a preferred material for innovative recyclable products. We’ve even included a few cardboard reuse projects you can make at home!
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Plastic bottles are produced, consumed, and trashed each and every day. Of the 28 billion bottles of water bought by Americans each year, more than 22 billion sit in landfills. Only 13% of our plastic bottles are recycled.
Those statistics on plastic bottles don’t include the ones that have been rescued for amazing reuse projects! We’ve discovered more than 340,000 plastic bottles in the creations below – from chic plastic vests to floating islands, the possibilities for reusing bottles are endless …
Prefab homes are great – but recycled buildings are even better! Whether it’s a new construction from rescued garbage or or a creative conversion of an existing structure, these recycled buildings are minimizing waste and improving the planet. They’re also creatively awesome examples of how unique green architecture can be!