One of the best ways to recycle is to re-use, taking something that has reached its natural end of life and giving it an entirely new spin.
That is what Kathleen Plate from Smart Jewelry did with the very popular product of beer bottles. She takes discarded beer bottles and turns them into all sorts of funky, beautiful and eco friendly jewelry. Everything from necklaces to bracelets and beyond, keep in mind each one is made from used beer bottles that would have ended up in a local landfill.
“Drink it. Wear it.” That’s the motto of Kathleen Plate and her company, Smart Glass Recycled Jewelry, which crafts pieces from recycled beer, wine and soda bottles. Beautiful earrings, pendants and necklaces adorn the site, which caught the attention of Coca-Cola in 2006. The soda giant commissioned her to create a line of jewelry from their signature bottles, a move illustrating the growing trend of using recycled bottle glass in upcycled objects.
via Earth 911