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Hi everyone,

On 7 May 2013, we had a gentleman come in with a rather odd request. He was looking for a piece of scrap aluminum to modify the cooling system on his station wagon. What made it odd was the fact that the car was no longer powered by internal combustion. After hours of intensive labour and engineering, Daniel Talosi converted his ‘80s station wagon into an entirely electric car!

The problem was that Daniel needed an extra support strut to help regulate the temperature of the (former) engine bay. On a mere shot in the dark, Mr. Talosi came into our shop, and huzzah, we had what he needed.

We always talk about going green, and how the environment needs our help, but who has taken that extra step? I tip my hat to you, sir, and we thank you for your businessphoto (4) photo (5) photo (6)photo (3).

Sincerely,

Bradley

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In today’s world of “Green is better”, people, companies, and artists are capitalizing on the opportunity.  An entirely new lexicon has come into being to keep up with the accelerating demands. “Upcycling” is defined as “The process of converting waste materials or products into new materials or products of better quality or better environmental value.” Upcycling has performed an extraordinary feat; with just a little spark of creativity, one can turn even their most dilapidated objects into refulgent gems.

This has spawned a veritable cornucopia of opportunities for those interested in transfiguring everyday household objects into brilliant works of art. Websites like Tumblr, Pintrest, and Etsy Shop have exploded with content from their members that inspire thousands of people every day.

Thinking about getting into Upcycling? Try painting a theme onto an old six-pack cardboard and converting it into a place setting carrier. Or cutting the paper tubes found in paper towels and toilet paper into short cylinders, paint them, cover the opening with pictures, and use them to create a photo collage.  There are a multitude of options at your disposal.

Sincerely,

Bradley

This helpful recycling tip brought to you by our family at EZPC Recycle.

 

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Greetings,

Please allow me to properly introduce myself. My name is Bradley, and I am the newest member of the family here at EZPC Recycle. I am an Orange County native, having grown up in Tustin. Usually this is where someone says, “I like long walks on the beach, and sipping wine by firelight,” but I think I would miss the mark.

I am a huge fan and supporter of upcycling, the method of converting the things that we would normally throw away into works of art and function. Of all the realms of handling recyclable materials, I could not think of a better way to brighten and make the world a better place than upcycling. Where else could you transform an old keyboard into a Victorian-styled, leather bracer that can send and receive messages from your wrist, while your phone is 100 feet away? The Steampunk culture movement has been the driving force behind this explosion of art and metal.

I am always looking for new and exciting ways to make recycling fun. This is going to be the only way that our children’s generation will be able to continue to be better than us. Though our children are our future, it is up to us to plant the seeds that will pave the way to making tomorrow a beautiful place to be.

I thank you for your continued readership, and look forward to sharing new and exciting recycling opportunities with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Bradley

EZPC Recycle

Originally posted on Cleveland's New 102:

Are you tired of getting the phone books dropped off on your lawn, porch, or tossed in your driveway? Do you even use them? Times have changed, if we need an address, phone number or restaurant we can simply pick up our smart phone which is usually within arms reach, get the phone number to our favorite restaurant along with reviews, specials and directions.

Having no use for the phone books, we just re-delivered them to the paper recycling bin without even opening them.  If you’d like to “Opt-Out” from getting the phone books delivered to your home click here for the link then choose the “Opt-Out” tab.

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Originally posted on utterlyorange:

In today’s market, everyone is focused on being “green.” Has anyone ever stopped to ask, “Are we being too green?” In some cases, I think we are. In the hopes of impressing our peers with how green we are, we might actually be losing touch with the basics of living a sustainable life.

Paper: It’s a race to see how many logos you can get on your printed piece. Is it FSC-, SFI-, or Rainforest Alliance-certified, printed with soy inks, powered by wind energy, 100% PCW recycled, carbon neutral, printed by a man wearing recycled shorts, and not printed on Earth Day? We are going to need business cards that are 8.5″ x 11″ to hold all these logos on the back. But have we ever thought about if we need those printed materials or not? (Jump back to my previous post for more info. on paper and “greenness.”)

Transportation:

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Originally posted on mindful interior design:

     You’ve heard of “recycling” materials. And for most of us that means throwing your glass, paper and plastics into a separate bin when taking out the trash. You may have even heard of or have seen some products being recycled and used in different pieces of artwork. It’s fun to see human ingenuity! But here is an awesome look at just a few “repurposed” design accomplishments by designers in Amsterdam (Interior Design magazine) for you to enjoy!

Re-purposing not just re-cycling!

A vintage Daimler Double-Six sportscar hung on a dining-room wall!
Who would have thought teapots and a Daimler would ever share the same space. :)

Take one step at a time. Re-purposing your (children's) skateboards!

Take one step at a time. Re-purposing your (children’s) skateboards!

Mounting re-purposed cabinets from the ceiling...definitely thinking top to bottom!

Just look at what designers are up to in Amsterdam! Love the wine rack! :)

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Originally posted on Shape of Things to Come:

As may be apparent, 2013 has got off to a busy start for me. Summers in Hobart are jam-packed with things to do, I’ve struggled to find time to write and I’m not as on top of things as I’d like to be.

It can be challenging to maintain balance during busy times and so often I hear people say that they’d like to be more environmentally-sound in their choices but they lead busy lives and they just can’t find the time. And so we let unsustainable choices sneak into our busy lives. We go to the supermarket to do our shopping, instead of visiting the local grocer and the farmer’s market. We drive places instead of cycling or walking. We buy ready-made and processed foods to eat on the run. Gardens get neglected… In the name of convenience, of saving time, we make a thousand small choices that make…

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Originally posted on studentexistence:

Since taking the year off I have worried about how much I will remember from my first year, and panicking about how much I don’t know. One thing that has stuck with me through all the months off, is the thought of how much food is wasted. That one lecture made such an impact, that just over a year ago I wrote a blog about food waste.

What I learnt in that lesson has made me think about all sorts of waste, and these past few months working in a big firm situated in the middle of Canary Wharf it seems to be all I can see.

Just before Christmas I was sat eating my lunch at my desk and I put the plastic bag that it came in in a box under my desk. (You never know when you may need a plastic bag). It was then that I…

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Originally posted on Intercon:

trash stream from electronicsOver the past two decades the evolution of consumer electronics have cause massive amounts of information to migrate from the physical world of paper into the digital network of electrons. Throughout that time increases in efficiency and capability have shrunk the physical size of computers while expanded the capacity for information and exponentially increased speed to move it back and forth. The same progression, however, has led to a new, complex and rapidly growing waste stream that we know relatively little about. At the same time, the lifecycle of our paper products has not been idle. Steadily improving forestry practices, more efficient production methods and vast improvements in recycling make paper a much greener option than it was years ago. More and more, we need to consistently reevaluate which medium is offering us the most sustainable option.

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