Posted on January 24, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Recology’s stunning art exhibit at San Francisco Airport is, alas, long gone. Those of us fortunate enough to have seen it can attest to the remarkable creativity of the artists, turning what had been trash into fascinating and often beautiful works of recycled art.
Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, January 25th), if you’re going to be in or near San Francisco, you’ll get a chance to meet some Recology’s Artists-in-Residence at an exhibition and reception/ This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Debra Atlas
In case you don’t know about it, today is America Recycles Day. This partnership between Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, it’s a day that serves to remind consumers of the importance of recycling and to raise awareness of the growing myriad of items that can be recycled.
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Posted on June 25, 2013 by Debra Atlas
Travelers pass by this artwork of Eric Otto, using recycled spray and house paint on found objects.
Employee-owned,Francisco-based Recology - the largest organics compost facility operator by volume in the United States - announced today the launch of a web page featuring San Francisco Airport’s (SFO) Museum’s exhibition of work from the Recology Artist in Residence Program at the United Terminal. The Art of Recology highlights this innovative art program that was founded to challenge the way we think about waste, consumption, and art.
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Posted on August 19, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Amy Davis, a Connecticut mom, created these handy tissue tubes to help parents and kids stay safer while driving
Distracted driving is the cause of many a car accident. For many, the culprit is texting. Busy parents, however, can get distracted searching for something that kids in the back seat need. One look away from the road can spell disaster.
That was the impetus behind Amy Davis creating the innovative Kiss-u Tissues.
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Posted on August 6, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Manufacturers of kid-related products have known for years that kids love bright, colorful packaging and capitalize on that. Two Moms on the Go LLC. turned this to an advantage for parents concerned about giving their kids healthy snacks with their new Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags.
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Posted on July 1, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Cassandra Tondro uses repurposed acrylic latex paint to create visual masterpieces like her “Flowing Forest”
Artist Marc Chagall said “Great art picks up where nature ends.”
In May I attended the Women of the Green Generation conference in Los Angeles. Among the fascinating showcases was an artist who’s work utilized unusual earth-friendly materials to create unique works of beauty.
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Posted on May 7, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Any Mom would love colorful Joolz Hayworth bracelets!
Amazingly, Mother’s Day is almost here. I’ve come up with some gift suggestions that will definitely say “I celebrate you” this year.
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Posted on May 2, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Old money (paper money, that is) gets turned into the Federal Reserve to be shredded. And a great deal of it used to end up in landfills. But since the 1990′s, it’s gone to better, more recycled uses.
Ford Motor Company recently announced it would be expanding its use of “green” and alternative materials. That means that shredded old money, as well as dandelions, trees, grass, corn, sugar cane and coconuts could soon be used to make auto parts for the Dearborn, Michigan auto giant.
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Posted on April 30, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Besides scratching, there's a dark side to using regular non-stick cookware
Non-stick cookware has been around since 1938. Since the 1960′s, the technology behind it has pretty much remained the same.
But there’s a dark side to non-stick cookware. Unbeknownst to consumers, it contains two seriously toxic chemicals: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). Classified by the EPA as a “likely human carcinogen,” manufacturers must eliminate their use by 2015.
GreenPan is a non-toxic, healthy, non-stick cookware line that offers a simple, safe alternative.
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