HugThe nice folks at the excellent site Treehugger sent us their weekly round up – here it goes. “This week at Treehugger: How to get re-use out of things you own: “Help Its Broken” will show you how. We found plans to make your own pedal-powered hovercraft. Learn how to make a bag out of, well, recycled plastic bags. And, pour your drink back into the bottle: we find tumblers made from recycled beer bottles….TreeHugger

This week at Treehugger:

How to get re-use out of things you own: “Help Its Broken” will show you how. We found plans to make your own pedal-powered hovercraft. Learn how to make a bag out of, well, recycled plastic bags. And, pour your drink back into the bottle: we find tumblers made from recycled beer bottles.

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Adrianne Cohen’s new book “Help, It’s Broken” teaches us how to do some DIY repairs on our stuff instead of replacing it. There are lots of great tips here, including tips on refurbishing old instead of buying new, finding spare parts for old appliances, and buying imperfect items that would get thrown out. “Help, It’s Broken” is kind of like a less grating Matthew Lesko (you know, the annoying guy with the question mark suit) for DIYers.

Pedal-Powered Hovercraft
Who needs the expense of solar power when you have pedal power? Universal Hovercraft is offering plans (for a nominal fee, of course) through their website to make your own pedal-powered hovercraft. Hey, sometimes you have to shell out a little bit of cash to live out your “Back to the Future” hovercraft fantasies.

Recycled Bag
Knitting isn’t just for your grandmother anymore. We go back in the TreeHugger archives to get some info on a knittedcarrying bag made from plastic bags. Now you can atone for all those times you bagged with plastic at the supermarket. All the knitting hipsters in the house say “yeah!”

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These tumblers made from recycled Mexican beer bottles are not only a great re-use of an item a lot of us simply discard, it looks like it could be a lot of fun as well. So what would you drink out of a beer bottle tumber? Well, drinking beer out of this would be too boring, but serving apple juice to your kids in it: that is creativity.



That is it for this time, look for more TreeHugger goodies next week.