Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One man's trash is another inventor's treasure

Portland, Ore. --- Have you ever thought about where your trash comes from and where it goes? Have you ever thought about how plastic is made? Have you ever thought of overseas manufacturing and its severe impact on workers' health and the planet's health?

Really cool things are happening in which people build buildings out of empty plastic bottles. I recently stumbled upon a cool article written by Sustainable Business Oregon.

There is a really cool non-profit in Portland, Oregon called Trash for Peace. This organization literally uses plastic bottles as trash can bins, wood from old pallets to build amazing benches, and uses rims of bike tires as trash cans.  Check this cool organization out at

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