Tracy Cordingley and Jamie Billing, product design professors at the UK's Nottingham Trent University, have launched a website that's something like Instructables for the recycling-minded. Called Co-oproduct.org, the site is a "web portal that shows you how to creatively ReUse your Household Packaging and Everyday Waste Materials to make new desirable objects."
The site is broken down into categories—Metal, Plastics, Glass, et cetera—though at press time, not every material had an attendant product you could make with it; presumably the community-minded site's offerings will grow over time as more people submit projects. But thus far there are tutorials such as how to make drinking glasses out of beer bottles, tables out of bicycle wheels, stool tops out of shredded paper and resin, and what looks to be about two dozen others. Below is a lamp made from plastic spoons.
The quality of photographs on the site is quite poor, another area they will need to address if they hope to draw mass attention. But the central idea of the website is sound and we hope it catches on.