Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling is, in general, the process where (at least) some of the shape and properties of the original waste product are retained – though not always, and we will come to that later – and where another useful product is produced from it.

Reusing and upcycling tin cans

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many food products and produce still come in tin cans of various sizes and while they, the tins, are – mostly – completely recyclables, as they are – predominately – steel, they also lend themselves extremely well for reuse and for upcycling.

The repair, reuse and upcycling economy

Green (Living) Review

But reuse and upcycling should and must also be and become part of this economy. While in the upcycling sector all those that rework – upcycle – items of waste of all kinds. The other upcycling, reworking, etc.,

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10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

Plastic’s durability also makes it a good material for upcycling, if you are a crafter, you may enjoy the upcycling tutorials below. 10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste: 1. Get your kids in on the upcycling fun with these adorable milk jug window crafts by Alpha Mom.

Upcycling Solutions for Political Trash

Green (Living) Review

green living upcycling Political campaigns generate all kinds of garbage—fliers, yard signs, empty promises. But at least promises don’t litter the streets long after the races are over.

6 Ways to Upcycle Milk Containers

Green (Living) Review

Upcycling doesn't solve our waste problem but it does prolong the life of manufactured items and delays their trip to landfill. Another important part of upcycling is spending time with these items and reflecting on how our lifestyle impacts the environment.

5 Creative Ways to Upcycle your Candy Wrappers

Hug a Tree with Me

At home you can either dispose of the wrappers in the curbside recycling bin, ship them to the folks at Terracycle or you can upcycle them into stylish new products. green up your play green up upcycle

Downcycling and upcycling

Green Living Tips

Recycling, freecycling, precycling - now upcycling and downcyling - what do the latter two terms mean

Reuse and Upcycling of Plastic Packaging

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As much as we may wish to avoid plastic (in our lives) the fact remains – at least for the foreseeable future – that it is with us, especially as far as packaging containers are concerned, and thus reuse and upcycling of those is better than any other solution. But other plastic packaging too is a candidate for reuse and, especially, upcycling, such as shampoo, detergent and other such bottles, including plastic milk jugs and even PET bottles.

5 Easy ways to Upcycle old Clothing

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The top four ways to do so is to sell them at yard sales or on auction sites and consignment shops, recycle them , donate them and upcycle them. Check out the 5 easy upcycled clothing videos below for more inspiration… Upcycled Denim Backpack. Upcycled Tee-Skirt.

A traveler’s guide to upcycling & recycling

Green Traveler Guides

It highlights the effects each particular item has on the environment and the benefits of […] A traveler’s guide to upcycling & recycling is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Greening on the Road | Here’s a cool infographic which aims to increase awareness of the environmental effects of traveling and features a number of typical travel essentials such as sunscreen bottles, suitcases, towels, books and plastic water bottles.

Recycling so yesterday, today we upcycle!

Green (Living) Review

And more often here there arises the trend of “upcycling”. By upcycling what is considered waste by others is turned into individual treasures and upcyling should, nay must, be seen as a sustainable alternative to throwing something away, and that includes items of packaging waste. But, to get really down to it, we must stop consuming much less and make more things for ourselves, and that means, more often than not, by way of upcycling.

Upcycled packaging from disposable bags

Green (Living) Review

You could probably wash a big batch at once in a sink full of hot, soapy water and hang them to dry in the shower to save yourself some time, if you wanted to upcycle your own chip bag packaging. Other things too can be upcycled, such as cereal pack, and, obviously, previously used envelopes. recycling upcyclingby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Instead of using a shipping envelope or other new packaging materials why not reuse an empty potato chip bag?

Recycling & Upcycling For Travelers

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From: Swissotel. How To." Activism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Holiday Sustainability Travel energy Tips

Upcycling Extends The Life of Clothing

Green Earth Journey

Tags: upcycle clothes guest blogger repurposed clothing child upcycled

Upcycling in home & office

Green (Living) Review

What about reuse, or, more precisely and specifically so-called upcycling, however? What is Upcycling? Upcycling, simply put, is the process of taking “junk” , items of waste, especially packaging waste, found objects, or low-worth products and turning them into something of greater value. Upcycling turns it into something else, but without refinement. In other words, when you recycle, it changes the form of the object, but when you upcycle, the form stays the same.

Upcycled “TAP” Bottle

Green (Living) Review

There are sure a couple of different bottles out there that can be upcycled to make such a glass water bottle for our own use and I shall just give two ideas here below: You will need: A glass bottle (I have used a Snapple lemonade one for one and a Ketchup bottle for the other).

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Neena Creates

i have known about 'upcycling' for about a year now. i was perusing the pages of Etsy when i stumbled upon an item that had the word 'upcycle' in its title. Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value."

6 Household Items You Can Upcycle for the Garden

Green (Living) Review

Here are some ideas for upcycled garden features to help get your creative juices flowing. gardening hacks gardening tips green living green living tips reuse upcycling Got a pile of junk destined for the curb? Give it new life as a trellis or planter in the garden.

Miraculously Sustainable and Upcycled Hannukah Menorah Designs

Green Prophet

In case they can’t be found, here is a roundup of a few upcycled and sustainable menorahs made by Israeli designers (such as Gad Charny’s clothespin menorah, seen above). Fashion & Design design Hanukkah holiday Judaism sustainable design upcycled materials upcycling

A Traveler’s Guide to Upcycling & Recycling. {Infographic}

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Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today infographic plastic recycling traveling upcycling water bottlesCurrently, it is playing a massive role in reshaping our impact on the planet. With this newfound mobility, it has become more important than ever to.

Reuse & Upcycling instead of Recycling.

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and not just in the home and on the homestead by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reuse and upcycling can be found in the home and on the homestead* now more and more again as people finally realize again that throwing tin cans and glass jars and such into the recycling bin may mean throwing useful resources away.

Rescued Candlesticks Unite to Form Upcycled Menorah

Green Prophet

Candlesticks that have lost their partners find a home in this upcycled menorah. Read more about upcycled and repurposed design:: Tel Aviv’s Junktion Studio Keeps Inspiring Us to Rethink Our Junk. Hasadna Upcycled Design Workshop Doesn’t.

Hannukah Workshop To Teach the Miracle of Upcycled Lighting

Green Prophet

Sustainable designer Aya Tager will teach upcycling workshops this month so that the lighting miracle of Hannukah can continue beyond the holiday’s 8 days. Read more about Hannukah: Miraculously Sustainable and Upcycled Hannukah Menorah Designs.

Wow-alicious green gifts upcycled by Ex Libris Anonymous

Green Prophet

So it’s perfect that this upcycling boutique was born in this sustainable city’s limits, although the bulk of their business is conducted online. Check them out for a fabulous upcycled ready to host your next novel, sketches or scrapbook.

Syrian refugee children upcycle Jordan’s litter into kites

Green Prophet

Lifestyle Uncategorized syrian refugees upcycling Syria’s war has killed 150,000 people and forced more than three million from their homes. About a million of these refugees live in Jordan and as many as 200,000 have lived in the Zaatari refugee camp near Jordan’s Syrian border.

Adi Zaffran Weisler Makes Upcycled Bullet Jewelry, Not War

Green Prophet

While not the first designer we’ve seen use upcycled materials to create jewelry , he’s definitely the first one we’ve seen use bullets. Yoav Kotik’s Upcycled Beer Cap Jewelry.

Recycled and Upcycled Papers Become Miniature Origami Masterpieces

Green Prophet

Check out more of Ruti Ben Dror’s upcycled origami items at her Etsy shop, Ruti’s Roots. Read about other upcycled paper designs:: A Wastepaper Basket Made From Wasted Paper. 10 Upcycled Paper Cypress Trees to Be Built as Part of Interfaith Ecological Celebration.

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WikiTrend is reporting an upswing in environmentally-friendly upcycling. Spaces that were previously ignored or discarded are being upcycled in creative new ways that creating welcome new spaces in cramped or impoverished areas.

Eco-Friendly RhythManiAcs Use Upcycled Drums as Instruments

Green Prophet

An all-female group of drummers in Israel, RhythManiA, has been exploring ways to make their instruments and their music more eco-friendly and have started to perform their show Green Drumming – In Sync With the Environment using all upcycled drums.

Upcycling finally gets its own reality TV show

Green (Living) Review

Pivot TV is launching Human Resources based on the wacky crew at TerraCycle , a New Jersey-based upcycling company. According to the latest census, there are roughly three times as many reality TV shows as there are people, so pretty much every job you could possibly imagine has a show.

10 Ways To Upcycle your Old Wrapping Paper and Christmas Cards

Hug a Tree with Me

If you can carefully open your presents then, you can fold them away and reuse them the following season, or you can upcycle them into the fun projects below… 10 Ways To Upcycle your Old Wrapping Paper and Christmas Cards. Upcycled Christmas Card Bookmarks via The Good Weekly.

Ali Lamu Upcycles Weathered Dhow Sails into Inspiring Art

Green Prophet

I met the petite woman at her home on Lamu Island in northern Kenya to speak with her husband, Ali Lamu, whose name is synonymous with a brand of upcycled dhow sails or tangas that are now distributed throughout the world.

Turn Disposable Water Bottle into Pencil Case: Upcycling Tutorial

Green Prophet

I’m all for using a reusable personal water bottle filled with tap water, but there are still plenty disposable plastic bottles around, so here is the step by step tutorial how to upcycle it to a cool pencil case!

Upcycle old CDs and DVDs into drinks coasters

Green (Living) Review

My favorite way of upcycling them is simple and does not require any tools even. Turning them into drinks coasters is, as said, the easiest way to upcycle such CDs and DVDs because doing so does not require any tools and processes. Tags: DIY recycling upcycling

5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects

Green Living Ideas

Make the most of Halloween with this fun upcycled Halloween projects from TerraCycle! The post 5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects crafts Halloween Holidays Recycling TerrCycle Trash upcycle

Green Prophet Upcycles Jordan’s Politicians Into Hip Handbags

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Fashion & Design Amman environmental art Jordan plastic waste recycled fashion recycled material upcyclingLaurie recycles a Jordanian political poster into a handbag. Here’s how she does it. Voting is underway for Jordan’s Parliament.

Help – I cannot stop upcycling!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From early childhood that what we now call “upcycling” and recycling has been part of my life. Personally, I try not to put anything into the trash or the recycling bins that might be reusable or re-workable, that is to say, upcyclable. Glass jars, cookie tins (metal and plastic), and others, are all kept for storage purposes and many times tin cans too get re-purposed and upcycled, like into pencil bins (for the desk) and such like.

PET Bottles Upcycled Into Art Using Glass Blowing Techniques

Green Prophet

Some companies, such as Israeli fashion label EcoGir, have tried to solve the plastic bottle problem by upcycling PET bottles into chic men’s suits. Fashion & Design art plastic plastic bags plastic waste upcycled upcycling

Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

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Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle packaging and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products.

Bernard Pras: Spot the Upcycled Objects in this Art

Green Prophet

Using only upcycled objects, French artist Bernard Pras reinterprets iconic images through the art of anamorphosis. Architecture & Urban Abdali Market anamorphic art Bernard Pras eco-art France Jordan upcycled trash

DIY Upcycled Book Planter

The Go Green Blog

Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling book Crafts DIY home plants Recycle Reuse upcycleLooking to class up your average flower planters around the house? Try this unique and fun DIY project by Chrisjob over at Curbly that turns an old used book into a gorgeous one-of-a-kind planter.

DIY gardening apron from an old pair of jeans

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron. gardening gardening hacks green living upcycling

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