A Clever Eco-Office Accessory

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Recently, we mentioned reclaimed cardboard art, the kind of stuff that's perfect for your green boardroom, but here's another neat idea, this time from Studio Crank.  It's also a comically ironic idea: a waste paper basket made of 100% recycled cardboard.  It's called the "Chuck" Waste Paper Basket based on the notion that tons of reusable materials are typically chucked into landfills. 

In response to this problem, the team at Studio Crank decided to use sustainable, reclaimed, recycled, and up-cycled materials to create cool, unique, modern, and functional objects that make people think about the life-cycle of products and the waste we create on a day-to-day basis.  The Chucks are printed with low VOC based inks and are totally recyclable.

You can view a few of the Chuck designs below while Studio Crank's website shows about seven total designs.  You can custom design a Chuck, which would be a great idea for a company looking to green their offices or for the in-house recycling program.  The company also sponsors a design contest four times a year and the winner gets their design printed on a limited edition Chuck.  Lastly, which I think is a great idea, Studio Crank is looking at partnering with non-profit organizations and charities to create limited edition Chucks to benefit these groups. 

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Image credits: Chuck.


  • http://mportlandrealestate.com Portland Real Estate

    Great idea, I think I might have to get one of those for my office.

  • Barbara M

    Sara,
    Just viewed the container house on extream houses. I travel 35 miles to Savannah every day and pass by old storage containers that sit in what looks like a grave yard. Last year I said to my self, “why can’t someone design a home out of these container”? Then I thought of all the homeless people all over the world that have lost all they had and of all the elderly people that live on the monthly income of Social Security. We have Mobile Home Parks, why can’t we have storage container parks for people too? Build them into condos or something. Just a thought I would pass by you. I am sure someone else had thought of this also.
    You don’t know me and I don’t know you but I just wanted to share this with the person named Sara.

    Barbara M

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