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odditiesoflife:

Recycled Animal Art

Driven by a combination of her passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, Japanese artist, Sayaka Ganz creates animals from thrift store plastics. She only select objects that have been used and discarded. She believes the best way for artists to help reduce waste is to show how beautiful the materials can be and what can be done with them.

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UCF’S UNIFYING THEME ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS FILM SERIES!
We’re ready to go with our next film in this semesters series- Bag it! The Movie!
Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, 8pm for a screening at Natura Coffee & Tea. More information can be found on our facebook, or just shoot me a message!
I’d love to see you guys there! :D

ucfut:

UCF’S UNIFYING THEME ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS FILM SERIES!

We’re ready to go with our next film in this semesters series- Bag it! The Movie!

Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, 8pm for a screening at Natura Coffee & Tea. More information can be found on our facebook, or just shoot me a message!

I’d love to see you guys there! :D

unconsumption
unconsumption:


Everyone is familiar with the vending machine that spits out a can of coke or a bag of Skittles.
However, if you like cold, hard cash better than the cold, hard candy, here is another dispenser you might be interested in - the Reverse Vending Machine, which rewards users coins in exchange for their empty plastic bottles.

More: Vending machines turn trash into treasure

Too wicked, that’s a reward system people can get behind!

unconsumption:

Everyone is familiar with the vending machine that spits out a can of coke or a bag of Skittles.

However, if you like cold, hard cash better than the cold, hard candy, here is another dispenser you might be interested in - the Reverse Vending Machine, which rewards users coins in exchange for their empty plastic bottles.

More: Vending machines turn trash into treasure

Too wicked, that’s a reward system people can get behind!

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unconsumption:

American artist Bart Vargas’s ”Bottleballs,” salvaged plastic bottles glued onto cardboard globes.

Did you know?

In 2010, the United States generated almost 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging, almost 11 million tons as durable goods, such as appliances, and almost 7 million tons as nondurable goods, for example plates and cups.

Only 8 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2010 was recovered for recycling.

[Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More info in this EPA fact sheet here.]

 

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unconsumption:

3-D printing is really cool and fascinating, but one can’t help but wonder sometimes about the downside of simply cranking out a bunch of new and not terribly useful plastic junk. Thus, this caught my eye:


As the potential output scenarios of 3D printing grow, our thoughts turn to input; while 3D printing replaces the need to use traditional, more costly resources like wood, the use of plastics isn’t the most eco-friendly. To help make the process more sustainable, Vermont Technical College student Tyler McNaney created The Filabot, a desktop machine that recycles common plastics into 3D printing filament.


More: Desktop Machine Recycles Plastic Into 3D Printing ‘Ink’ - PSFK

unconsumption:

3-D printing is really cool and fascinating, but one can’t help but wonder sometimes about the downside of simply cranking out a bunch of new and not terribly useful plastic junk. Thus, this caught my eye:

As the potential output scenarios of 3D printing grow, our thoughts turn to input; while 3D printing replaces the need to use traditional, more costly resources like wood, the use of plastics isn’t the most eco-friendly. To help make the process more sustainable, Vermont Technical College student Tyler McNaney created The Filabot, a desktop machine that recycles common plastics into 3D printing filament.

More: Desktop Machine Recycles Plastic Into 3D Printing ‘Ink’ - PSFK

thisisntlisa
thisisntlisa:

laboratoryequipment:

University Stops Sales of Bottled WaterThe Univ. of Vermont will become one of the first institutions nationwide to end the sale of bottled water on campus and mandate that one-third of drinks offered in vending machines be healthy options. The decision marks the advent of a long-awaited systematic sustainable beverage policy after years of lobbying by students and the greater campus community.The announcement comes five months prior to the end of a ten-year contract with Coca-Cola of Northern New England that allowed the company to provide 100 percent of beverages in vending machines and 80 percent of bottled beverages served in retail, residential dining and catering, totaling more than 1.1 million bottles per year.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/university-stops-sales-bottled-water

Yes! Vermont, you rock.

What do you guys think about this? Sound like something that could ever come to UCF, in the ‘sunshine state’?

thisisntlisa:

laboratoryequipment:

University Stops Sales of Bottled Water

The Univ. of Vermont will become one of the first institutions nationwide to end the sale of bottled water on campus and mandate that one-third of drinks offered in vending machines be healthy options. The decision marks the advent of a long-awaited systematic sustainable beverage policy after years of lobbying by students and the greater campus community.

The announcement comes five months prior to the end of a ten-year contract with Coca-Cola of Northern New England that allowed the company to provide 100 percent of beverages in vending machines and 80 percent of bottled beverages served in retail, residential dining and catering, totaling more than 1.1 million bottles per year.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/university-stops-sales-bottled-water

Yes! Vermont, you rock.

What do you guys think about this? Sound like something that could ever come to UCF, in the ‘sunshine state’?

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thingsrecycledusefully:

Chemical Balance

An art installation by Jean Shin made with recycled pill bottles to make chandelier style objects.


To create this work, thousands of empty prescription pill bottles were collected from nursing homes, pharmacies and individuals’ medicine cabinets. Like stalactites and stalagmites, the constructions hang down from above and grow upwards from the floor below. Chemical Balance speaks to our culture’s over-consumption of prescription drugs and our bodies’ dependency on these medications.

via:  pulmonaire

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Environmnetal Ethics Film Series Is Back!!

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And our first film is Monday, September 24th! Beginning at 8:40pm at Natura Coffee and Tea, we’ll be showing the film ’Bag It.’

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  ”Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.”

 ~Winner of 5 national and international film festivals!~
 
Come out and support our local business— Natura — who has asked for a one drink minimum to help maintain their presence in our local community!

This event is brought to you by the partnership of IDEAS & UCF’s Unifying Theme!!

For more details, check out the event on our facebook page! (http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/382640335142923/382733858466904/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity)