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Making Plastic into Glass

Collectors come to ecycler not only to get recyclables to redeem for cash, but to turn refuse into art.

A Brooklyn-based artist whose glass pieces were featured in the New York Times inquired about collecting plastic bottles, especially Evian bottles, for her work. Her friends save their used plastic bottles for her so that she can repurpose them into beautiful vases and bowls, but she needs to collect items on a larger scale.

Ecycler has received queries from other artists seeking to fashion art out of recyclables, thus opening up a new user base we hadn’t even thought of when creating the site. Ecycler will be featuring an artist named Journi who recently acquired 100 bottles from ecycler’s Recycling Exchange in an upcoming blog posting.

Aluminum, bottles and newspapers (remember those papier-mâché projects from grade school?) are perfect for art projects. School kids and professional artists alike are possible consumers of ecycler.

It just goes to show that one man’s trash really is another’s treasure.

More on the Brooklyn Artist: Shari Mendelson

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    • Wen-D

      EcoFair360 will be July 8-10 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI – just 8 miles from Lake Geneva. We are looking for artists to display who are working with recycled materials as mentioned in this post! If interested – please contact wend@ecovisionslc.org. And remember to come to the Fair – for information on all things green. Check out the lists of exhibitors and presenters at http://www.ecofair360.com. Spread the word!