30 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Stuff!

Before you throw anything away, really think about it. For example, if you’ve finished burning a candle that comes in a big glass jar, don’t waste it. Instead, drain out the leftover wax and use it as storage. This is called “upcycling.” Upcycling is “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”



Artist Breathes New Life Into Beach Litter

French artist Gilles Cenazandotti creates incredible animal sculptures from plastic debris lost at sea and found by the artist on beaches. This series, “Future Bestiary,” explores environmental struggles including evolution, over-consumption, the challenge of nature and resources, and the destruction of species. 

Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard at One Guy’s Non-Attempt to Save the Planet

Breataking Landscapes and Monuments Carved From Books

If you can overcome the sacrilege of carving up big, heavy reference books, Guy Laramee's paper and binding sculptures are nothing short of stunning. He transforms heavy tomes into mountains, waves, and rock-face monuments.

Intolerable Beauty

Portraits of American Mass Consumption

The Hippest Winery in Mexico Is Made of Recycled Boats

The Hippest Winery In Mexico

The Landfillart Project

This was submitted by Kathleen Stupfel Hickey of Manzanita…

In August of 2008 I started an artist based reclamation project. As a result of this initial effort we now have the largest artist initiative ever achieved. Over 1,000 artists, comprising all 50 states and 53 countries, are working on The Landfillart Project.

As we are beginning to round the bend on the final piece of the reclamation phase of “The Project”, we need to very rapidly acquire approximately 100 additional artists to reach our goal of 1,041 total pieces. This is where you come in.

Please take 10 minutes of your valuable time to visit our website @ www.landfillart.org . We are hoping you would have an interest in participating in this exciting global art project. We are anxious to hear from you!

Do You Use Four A Day?

Craft Factory in SW Portland Combines Creativity and Recycling

At the Craft Factory, a new craft studio in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Village neighborhood, supply bins snake through the main room and into the crafting room. (Amy Wang/The Oregonian)

A 3-D Printer Made From E-Waste

“Green Your Halloween”

Green Your Halloween

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

Raising Minimalist Kids in a Maximalist World

“Head in the Clouds” Pavilion

Homemade Chinese Humanoid

Bejing, China: After sacrificing his livelihood and a year of his life, this inventor is finally enjoying the fruit of his efforts . . . a $50,000 interactive robot with no real use.

CALL FOR ART: 16th Annual Trash Art Show

On your mark, get set GO start making Trash Ar

The show that started a local movement 16 years ago returns to CARTM and we want you and your art in this show!  This will be a magical year for our own local brand of art-proving that ideas are constantly shifting.  The 2014 Trash Art Show will be held in the Trash Art Gallery in our own Refindery.  Hmmmmm….you’re saying to yourself, how will they fit all that art into that tiny space?   Click here for details…