Recology hosts exhibition for artists-in-residence who promote recycling and reuse

Recology logoRecology’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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FixnZip makes broken zippers a snap to fix

Photo by lusi, courtesy of rgbstock

Photo by lusi, courtesy of rgbstock

I love gadgets, especially small ones. And though this one isn’t necessarily “green”, it’s so handy that I had to write about it. It solves one of life’s everyday annoyances and that alone makes it worthy of profiling.

We’ve all been there. When you’re in a hurry to get somewhere or to finish something, suddenly that darn zipper breaks!

At this point, many of us are tempted to throw something or mutter loudly at our bad luck. A broken zipper means a change of plans, sometimes expensive repairs and an all around annoying hassle. There’s a handy little gadget that will make all this disappear.

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SFO’s latest art exhibit – art made from garbage

Travelers pass by this artwork of Eric Otto, using recycled spray and house paint on found objects.

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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National Costume Swap Day – a great way to recycle and save

An exciting fun event is just around the corner. National Costume Swap DayTM is this Saturday.  It’s a great way to save from buying yet another costume and it’s a fun way to recycle and reuse.

Costume swaps mean fewer resources are used to make new costumes, less transportation and less gas is used and there’s less waste from “old” costumes being tossed in the trash. And organizing a costume swap can be fun too. It can be as simple as getting some neighbors together for a swap or organizing a bigger, community-wide event.

For more information, tips and “how-to’s” on how to make this Halloween a green one, or to locate a Costume Swap in your area , check out GreenHalloween.org.

How to Green Your Printer and Save

The following is a guest blog by Shane Shirley-Smith.

Consumers Just Say “NO” to Throwing Money Away Along with Their Ink Cartridges

Free Ink 4 Life is a sustainable way to refill ink cartridges and save money too!

Consumers today are more eco-conscious than ever about how they are spending their money.  Reducing the impact that purchasing choices have on the planet is on consumer radar and wastefulness is on the demise.

People are feeling less green in their wallet but want more green in their products and are looking for innovative ways to deal with both desires. Consumers get that green feeling every time they print something and notice the ink is getting low. Consumers can turn in their ink cartridges for recycling and receive a small credit at many stores that accept used ink cartridges.  Still, many consumers are left wondering if there is an even better way to green their printer.

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