Best of Maker Farie: Recycling Extravaganza

Energy & Sustainability
Best of Maker Farie: Recycling Extravaganza

I understand Maker Faire Austin is done and gone, but I’m still thinking about how much fun it was. Over the next week or 2, I’ll continue to share some highlights from the most make-tastic event Austin’s ever seen.


Recycling Biking Globe from the town of Chelmsford

In addition to many Makers reusing salvaged materials in their projects, Maker Faire Austin also managed to recycle over a ton of materials. Literally:

1360 lbs corrugated cardboard

700 lbs # 1 pete plastic (soda and water bottles)

32 lbs mixed plastic

570 lbs brown glass

530 lbs mixed paper

62 lbs aluminum cans

That’s 3222 lbs or a bit over a ton and a half.

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Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (

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