Recycled & reclaimed materials

 
Shipping container home
Living in a recycled shipping container house is not all its cracked up to be. Here is a look at the ups and downs of this housing trend. . Shipping container houses are gaining popularity globally and are seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, colours and shape...
Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled building materials can add character to a home while you save money and reduce building waste in landfills. . The cost of every item we purchase is determined in part by the price of oil. This includes products that are in no way petroleum based, since material extraction...
Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact.   There is a lot more to choosing drywall than one might think, and as it finds its way into pretty much every building made, a lot of...
This conference will help to accelerate waste solutions in Ontario by promoting successful waste reduction and diversion strategies. The 1st Zero Waste Conference will be held in the Sunshine City on August 10 and 11, 2014.  This one-day forum and evening gala at Lakehead...
"The Boneyard" in Arizona, the world’s biggest aircraft graveyard
Decommissioned aircraft getting second life as recycled metal is used as exterior cladding. They might be parked a little more precisely than an auto wrecking yard, but that doesn’t mean they will ever fly again. Decommissioned aircraft have been declared so, because they have...
building with recycled shipping pallets
built with 105 recycled shipping pallets, this innovative structure by b sq. Design Studio Inc. included walkways, a playhouse, a water feature, and vertical herb gardens that delighted visitors at the flower and garden festival. b sq. Design Studio Inc. is a Toronto based landscape...