Nowadays, as the environmental-friendly tag is getting increasingly popular and trendy, we are becoming obsessed with eco innovation. The use of recycled materials not only makes the product production cheaper, but also gives a pat to oneâs conscience and sense of responsibility toward nature. Companies, who produce such products, are a big part of the Green Movement and will continue to reach new heights as todayâs eco conscious public will acknowledge and appreciate their efforts. Development and use of such green innovations has now become a part of our social responsibility, and hence we bring you 10 stunning pieces of art made from garbage.
1. Mona Lisa made from obsolete motherboards
Who says the geeks canât be artistic? Asustek, a Taiwanese electronics maker, has made a stunning reproduction of the renowned Mona Lisa painting from obsolete motherboards. Believe it or not, the resemblance is really strong, and the farther you go, the more Mona Lisa reveals herself. You can see your techno-savvy Mona Lisa at the China Beijing International High-tech Expo.
2. Trendy e-fashions
A 13 year old teen soon realized that her empty Capri Sun juice boxes deserved a better fate than the trash box. So she put them together into a handbag. This ultra stylish, yet eco friendly idea is now the main base of the company Trash E-fashions. The prices of the bags range from $25 for small bags to $40 for large ones. In fact, these recycled bags are such a rage now that they have even got CBS news coverage.
3. Recycled human hair chair
This one will surely make you want to tear your hair out. No, not out of frustration, it is because youâll need the hair to make chairs. The Stilleto Chair is the brainchild of Ronald Thomson, ex-hair stylist who discovered that the normal human hair is stronger than fiberglass. So, why not make a chair out of it? The sleek and eco friendly chair bronze coated prototype costs around $15,000. But the prices are sure to go lower as Ronald is now on the lookout to use his eco friendly alternative in other items like clothes and cosmetics.
4. Beer bottle goblets
Here comes the perfect excuse to booze! The beer bottles left over from the last boysâ night-out can now be used to make a wine glass set for your wife. The bottom of the beer bottle is removed and placed on the top of the bottle to create the stem of the goblet. Turn the bottle upside down, and the goblet is ready. The beer bottle goblets cost about $24.95 a pair. They are made of yellow Sol, green Grolsch and Corona bottles.
5. Suit case
Some people sure take things literally. The suitcase is now transformed into a Suit Case. Yes, this is an actual courier bag made up of a real suit with a very hard wearing recycled seat belt as the shoulder strap. This is available at 180 dollars (Aus).
6. Bobby pin necklaces and other recycled jewelry
Beauty can be found deep within the house. Mana Bernandez, the Brazilian jewelry designer, introduces the new line called Mana. Mana reuses household items like bobby pins, toothpicks, visiting cards, etc. to design beautiful and eco friendly jewelry.
7. Beautiful art from recycled toys
No one has the heart to throw away old toys. Ryan McElhinney has come up with a very practical and artistic solution. He bonds together all the toy pieces and coats them with high gloss polyurethane lacquer. Voila! Each and every piece of his in his London studio is unique and classy.
8. Billboard house
Speaking of saving the environment, why not do something for our fellow earthlings, the birds? Here are birdhouses made of recycled billboards, making them nice, eco friendly articles of practical usage. The hardware, being reclaimed, is also green. You can get the Billbird for approximately 90 euros.
9. Recycling bottles into macho lighting
Need a bit of macho lighting in your garage or den? Look no further than these innovative chandeliers made of bottles. Just make sure your bottles arenât the sissy ones, or the âmachonessâ just fizzles out!
10. Recycled bike furniture
Trashed your bike after a recent âadventurousâ ride down that steep hill? Hereâs what to do with the remains. Andy Gregg creates various pieces of furniture like tables and chairs out of old parts from bikes. The upholstery options include leather, rubber, cork, clear and colored acrylic, and vinyl.