One Man's Trash…

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What do old transmission parts, license plates and inner tubes have in common? Other than being set dressing for Sanford and Son, they're the latest in chichi home and fashion accessories. Wall Street Journal reports that several artists and designers are raiding the junkyards and landfills to make, among other things, purses from inner tubes, lamps from transmission gears and jewelry from old license plates. The benefit, according to WSJ's Elva Ramirez, is "feel-good points for reducing landfills one tire and gear-shift cog at a time." So what's next– a set of bookends made from a pair of smart cars?

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