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Minimizing Waste – Maximizing Creativity

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(It’s) round on the ends and high in the middle – O-HI-O! I couldn’t help it. I’m a Buckeye! However, this time I won’t be talking about football or the dance team. Instead, I’m cheering for  APOC – or A Piece Of Cleveland!

APOC, part of a deconstruction movement in the Northeast area of Ohio, rescues wood and other materials from demolished homes and uses them to build furniture. Because they are passionate about preserving the history of Cleveland, each piece of furniture comes with a Rebirth Certificate detailing the history of the wood/materials.

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Rolled into One

Steven Ma might be my latest hero.

He has managed to design and build a bench, uh planter, er electricity generator  and roll it, quite literally, into a circular bench/planter/electricity generator made from – you guessed it – recycled materials (aluminum and glass). The ec-O generates electricity, stores water, grows plants, and acts as a night light!

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