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Thursday: April 15, 2010

Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.

For the 111 Navy Chair, a green redux of the now-iconic 106 Navy Chair, Emeco is adding a new material to the mix: recycled plastic soda bottles diverted from Coke's Spartanburg, S.C., plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:07 PM | Tags (9) | bottles | coke | emeco | forbes | furniture | plant | plastic | recycling | used |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.

This has happened to me more times than I can remember specifically with a certain line of Sony headphones. Next time this happens I'll be giving this tutorial a whirl before running out to the local Best Buy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | headphones | stripped | wire | instructables | dip | plastic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.

But if you can't roast your own beans, you might be wondering how long ago the beans you just bought were roasted by the store. This handy, quick, and inexpensive trick can assist you on testing your coffee bean freshness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | beans | freshness | ziploc | baggie | plastic | wikihow | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.

The refreshed iMacs may include a new touch-capable mouse to emulate functionality that iPhones can already do. My hunch is that it will be a USB touch pad. Pinching and swiping with an actual mouse doesn't quite work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (7) | imacs | macbooks | new | plastic | redesign | refresh | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.

...the polymer that lines aluminum cans might absorb small amounts of soluble flavor from the soda. Conversely, acetaldehyde in plastic bottles might migrate into the soda. The FDA regulates this kind of potential chemical contact, but even minute, allowable amounts could alter flavor.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:28 PM | Tags (5) | bottle | coke | plastic | popsci | taste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.

There are many things you can do with the many plastic bags floating around in the world, such as make plastic yarn and knit a funky bag from it, or make a kite! Either way, the durability that makes plastic bags bad for the environment can make them good accessories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:56 AM | Tags (4) | plastic | laptop | bag | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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