|MapleXO The Haight Ring, $58.00, upcycled from skateboards. (MapleXO / May 31, 2012)|
Items once headed to the landfill are being turned into must-have purses,
bags and jewelry. Call it ‘upcycling.’
L.A. Times Sunday 11/18/12
Yesterday’s ice cream spoon is today’s beach trash and tomorrow’s art, thanks to Judith and Richard Lang beachplastic.com. They’ve been collecting plastic along Kehoe Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore for 15 years. Over the years, walking along the same 1000 yards, they’ve picked up enough plastic pieces to create wonderful art displays. Check out their website to see their exhibits. If only we could transform ALL clutter into art. Save the whales (etc.), save the planet, save our sanity by way of having a creative outlet. I can’t say enough about how important it is to think out of the box.