Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Wag Out!

Recycled Plastic Waste Basket

This basket is a great way to recycle plastic food wrappers! It is handcrafted in Nepal by local artisans using discarded plastic wrappers brought in from the cities. Recycling programs have been started in the villages to encourage the collection of non biodegradable trash and to educate about the importance of protecting the natural ecology. It all starts with education, doesn't it? The net proceeds from the purchase of this funds primary healthcare and community education through Himalayan HealthCare. Get your own recycled waste basket at

Skateboard Earrings

Who would ever think of recycling skateboards? Thankfully a woman from Oregon did. Lindsay Jo Holmes collects old and damaged boards from her local skate shop and turns them into one-of-a-kind earrings. These earrings may look a little beat up but that just adds to their appeal. One side of the earring is smoothly rounded off, revealing the grain of the maple wood, while the flip side is flat and shows off the scratched up deck artwork. Says Lindsay Jo about her creations,"There's so much that goes into making a skateboard and so much that goes into riding one. I wanted to give them a new life." These would make a great gift (hint, hint), so get pick up a pair or two at

Wine Cork Trivet

I love this item! I have been waiting to post about this since seeing it months ago and now that it is available, this is THE must have item for the kitchen.
Instead of tossing out your wine corks, you can recycle them. Simply collect 8 wine corks, twist them onto the metal base and viola - you have created a trivet. This is a great way to reuse special wine corks, and/or collect all the wine corks from wine you have consumed with friends and give the trivet as a gift. These are sure to go fast, so pick up more than one at

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