We here at Olympia Dumpster Divers would like to wish you an Upcycle Solstice, Happy Trashnukkah, Merry Trashmas and a Recycled Festivus for the Rest of Us! This year, the eight days of Chanukkah coincide with the winter solstice and Christmas, so we are presenting a combo of trashtastic hanukiahs and X-mas trees all in one post:
Menorah made in Haiti out of recycled 55-gallon oil drums
Christmas tree made from plastic bottles in Haifa via Green Prophet
Go green with a recycled Sprite bottle X-mas tree in Lithuania
Make a glass bottle menorah with instructions on ReadyMade
Hubcap X-mas tree from Unconsumption
Peznorah (and 7 more awesome menorahs) found on geek.com
post consumer recycled plastic Christmas tree via Tikkun, more pics at ElvertBarnes
clothespins hanukiah by Gad Charny, more sustainable menorahs on Green Prophet
There are even more images of creative reuse Christmas trees on Unconsumption, Crisp Green, and Mother Nature Network. We tried to find an image of the sun made from recycled materials, but couldn’t find one, so Ruby vows to create a sun for the NEXT upcycle solstice celebration. Happy, Trash-free Holidays from Olympia Dumpster Divers!
This is a hanukiah that Ruby Re-Usable made for the" Twelve Days of Christmas" windows display in downtown Olympia in 2002. These festive, zoftiig ladies are made out of blue and white Hanukkah detritus, with a white candle on each of their heads.