Reuse

The Art of Recycling

13 Feb 2018

recycle symbolIt’s easy to be discouraged by the tons of reusable materials that are never reused. Thankfully, a group of 20 artists now showing their creations in "Back Talk: Recycled Art" at the Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River are finding ways to make art out of materials that most people consider garbage. 

Resource Revival Wants Your Greasy Old Bike Chains!

12 Jan 2018

The Mosier, Oregon, company collects used bike chains from bike shops throughout the western US.

Simply put old chains in a box and call or email with the weight when the box is full (20-50 pounds is ideal).

They will send UPS to pick up the box the next day.

Resource Revival recycles tons of used bike chain every year, upcycling them into everything from keychains to picture frames to medals for bike rides and races.

ReClaim It! Has Saved Over 300,000 lbs. of Treasures from the Local “Dump” And Given Them New Life.

1 Nov 2017

​AOR's 2016 Alice Soderwall Reuse Award Winner just reached a remarkable landmark: through Cracked Pots' storefront ReClaim It! volunteers have rescued 300,000 pounds (or 150 tons) of materials from the local "dump" for creative reuse that were otherwise destined for the landfill.