Thank goodness for creative people. They’re the ones that figure out inventive solutions to life’s problems, produce beautiful things to look at and get the world talking. In the case of an advertising agency in Wettern, Belgium, they’re doing all three.

By using recycled and used paper as their materials, the design team at Soon put together a collection of insects for the global paper company Igepa’s advertising brochure. Each colorful bug and creative creepy-crawly looks like both a work of art and stands as an example that we can do so much with recycled materials.

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At this point most people have heard the adage of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle but it’s projects like this that really help to give us a picture of what that can mean. It’s important to try and come up with functional alternatives for things that would normally end up in landfills and waterways, now more than ever. But we can also come up with alternative ways to create beauty too.

That’s why we couldn’t help bugging out over these awesome recycled sculptures and figured you would too! Check out the video in order to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of this creative team’s vision.

 

It’s predicted that Americans throw away four and a half tons of office paper each year.

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! American’s also chuck their newspapers to the tune of 10 million tons annually.

Need a reason to go paperless at the office? It’s estimated that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets per year, with 95% of it going into the landfill as opposed to being recycled.

One ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.

 

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Recycling one ton of paper also saves 17 trees. A single tree can filter out up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year, so multiplying that by 17 is pretty substantial!



Do you know of a company, group or individual who’s coming up with creative uses for things others would perceive as trash? Tell us about them in the comments!
Article stats from: Zion Lights/The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Your Paper Waste

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