Thursday, May 12, 2016

Political Signs: Upcycling and Recycling

Some of the elections are over, and the town is filled with the political sign carnage. Whether your candidate won or lost, the biggest loser is the landfill - thousands of signs headed to the dump. But there is good news for those of you who are concerned. First, coroplast is recyclable. Learn more here, and know that the city of Lubbock does not recycle that grade of plastic, but Texas Tech does. Second, those coroplast signs are free gold for you DIY types.

[If you have any of the larger political signs to get rid of in Lubbock, please shoot me an email - I have some projects in mind!]

It's shocking, but I'll start with a bicycle:

Bike Fenders and Panniers

or a pannier support (where was this a month ago?)

You know that the Mesquite Hugger staff is crazy for birds!
 
 
This one may be a little sexy for my physique, but I am sure you could pull off the look:
 
A Halloween costume
 
These next two are from Paul Elkins, a guy who knows how to rock the coroplast. Be sure to check out his trailers, power boat, and teepees.
 

 
The Honeycomb Hideout never had it so upcycled cool!
 
 
Any excuse to squeeze in a velomobile!
 
 
This next one could be adapted for lots of stuff - laundry basket, toolbox, recycle bin, luggage...
 
A storage box
 
I love EcoModder!
Make your car more aerodynamic (and burn less fuel!)
 
Absolutely bananas!
 
 
May you do better with what you build than what you would have bought! Be well and upcycle, friends!