House of Cans: Houston man’s quest to throw nothing away, even beer cans, becomes landmark

An intriguing article of recycling as a labor of love (of beer).


Can Somebody Just Give This Guy A Million Bucks Already?


This video is just great – it shows how a guy in Tucson diverted rainwater from the storm sewer system to grow an edible garden. Very inspirational!   Can Somebody Just Give This Guy A Million Bucks Already?

Free Water | Andrew Brown from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

Recycled art Foundation

ReVision — the Art of Recycling

ReVision promotes recycling through exhibitions and demonstrations of art made from or using recycled, salvaged, scrounged or found materials. They publish a weekly list of links to inspire creative reuse.

Volunteer Appreciation Event Illuminates Inspiring Tale of Art from Trash & the Human Spirit

On November 27, 2012, over 40 of CARTM’s one hundred-plus 2012 volunteers, attended the complimentary screening of “Waste Land“—the award-winning film and fascinating story of recycling workers in Rio de Janeiro who intersect with artist Vik Muniz who travels from his home base of Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump to make art.

The CARTM Board of Directors hosted and chose the film to underscore the potential of recycling and the spirit of human beings everywhere to re-use, re-purpose and create from what was considered discards.

Our hats off to our volunteers who helped in operations, three new events and special projects for CARTM in 2012.

My Repurposed Life

Sebastopol junk sculptures

Junk to Funk

On the Junk to Funk Trashion Show runway