• More Trash than Nature

      Many people think of beach trash as an unfortunate eyesore. But Barry Rosenthal, who spends much of his time on beaches in gloves and knee-high boots, combing through glass, plastic, and other junk, finds artistic inspiration in what others leave behind. Rosenthal describes himself as a lifelong collector. As a child, he stocked up […]


    Updated: 06 June, 2013

  • Are you ready to UPCYCLE?

    We’ve all heard a lot about the 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… but there is a new kid in town (not so new after all…) that makes it all more interesting: UPcycle!   What is it? what does it mean? “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products […]


    Updated: 27 March, 2013

  • Christmas … your gift will just be junk

    Every year we splurge on pointless, planet-trashing products, most of which are not wanted. Why not just bake them a cake?   There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly-button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub-holder; a “hilarious” inflatable Zimmer […]


    Updated: 11 December, 2012

  • Shocking Eco Art: Our Waste by the Numbers

    On first glance, every piece in artist Chris Jordan’s collection, “Running the Numbers,” appears to be simply a beautiful work of modern art.   But look more closely, and you’ll see that each piece depicts the enormous amount of natural resources we consume and throw away – represented by plastic bags, light bulbs or packing […]


    Updated: 07 July, 2012

  • The hidden island where all the Maldives waste goes

    The Maldives are known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists but the BBC’s Simon Reeve has paid a visit to a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see – a huge island waste dump. He was accompanied by local conservationist Marie Saleem who explained how the country struggles with waste […]


    Updated: 20 May, 2012