Silverhand, the creator of Typoflex dubs his sculptures intense visual mechanical typographic objects . They are what graffiti might look like if it was turned in to sculpture. I’ve only seen pictures of the work, but it looks pretty fresh.
Fonebak is a UK based initiative to recycle discarded mobile phones. Participants can drop off their handset at one of several participating shops, or they can mail it to Fonebak directly. The device is then dismantled and whatever bits aren’t eligible for recycling are incinerated using a 0 emissions process. Energy from the incineration contributes to the supply of the nearby town.
Graham Hicks has a lovely on-line photo gallery of found typography .