Recycled Materials Make New Gifts

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new spin on regifting–transforming recycled items into innovative gifts. Adults and kids are getting creative at M.E.C.C.A., the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts. For some, the materials there are trash. For others, it’s treasure. You’ll find it all organized. “In this year alone we have helped to divert 26,000 … Continue reading »

Recycled Wood Drums On at Art Gallery

EUGENE, Ore. — Connor Hopkins created every drum in his gallery exhibit by hand. They’re not made out of conventional materials — they’re made of wood. The wood is recycled material. Some of it’s old flooring, some of it Hopkins found in junk yards or got through donations. It takes him anywhere from two days … Continue reading »