Reduce, reuse, recycle, repeat
Nicest newly discovered site for material reuse (bike themed):
cool diy messenger bags This person makes these messenger bags out of vinyl banners. I am not saying I think nylon banners are cool, but companies are going to continue to use them and throw them out. Moral dilemma- do we refuse to reuse them and demand they stop using them?
Hometown reuse? Not bike related, but: Buffalo ReUse tears down houses board by board and resells the stuff from a warehouse. Not just the mantelpiece or the doors or doorhandles, but the studs and floorboards and glass block windows, kitchen cabinets and clawfoot tubs.