Courtesy of Laughing Squid we have news of old computer hardware getting new life. Etsey merchant Atomic Attic has done the unthinkable- they’ve made recycling adorable. They’ve repurposed old color iMacs, CRT monitors, and televisions into pet beds, allowing your pet to share your love of electronics (albeit indirectly) and keeping obsolete tech out of the landfill- a trifecta of good karma. Tech waste has been a publicized problem of late- as technology is made obsolete at an increasing pace the discarded devices eventually end up in landfills, where rare metals and other toxic elements end up leeching into the soil. Repurposing old tech is the best solution (and those old Macs can be surprisingly durable) but eventually all electronics will fail. I can’t think of a better reuse for electronics than Atomic Attic’s.
Etsy is a fantastic site by the way- if you’ve never been it’s a virtual flea market containing an endless supply of crafts and goods- perfect for unique gifts or if you just want to spoil yourself with a little retail therapy. Give them a browsing, but be forewarned: Etsy shopping can be very addictive.