10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

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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. These upcycled apple treat cups by Saved by Love Creations is great for storing party favors. green up your play crafting plastic upcycling

Downcycling and upcycling

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


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Why upcycling must become an economic sector

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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. Ideally, however, upcycling should be about turning an item of waste into a useful item and product rather than a work of “art”. It is for that reason that upcycling must become an economic activity and sector.

Reusing and upcycling tin cans

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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. Reuse and upcycling of them came in many ways from the simple reuse of a can as s coop for chicken feed, for example, to more elaborate conversions.

5 Creative Ways to Upcycle your Candy Wrappers

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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. Below are 5 creative ways to upcycle your candy wrappers… 5 Creative Ways to Upcycle your Candy Wrappers: 1: Candy Wrapper Link Jewelry. green up your play green up upcycle

8 Ways to Upcycle your Old CDs and DVDs

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Additionally, you can also choose to upcycle them as craft projects, below are 8 great upcycling tutorials that features old discs. 8 Ways to Upcycle your Old CDs and DVDs: 1: CD sun Catcher by Stay at Home Life. Green up home Compact Disc Crafts DVD Entertainment Recordings recycling Shopping upcycling While technology is changing the way we entertain ourselves and share information, CDs and DVDs are still a long way from being obsolete.

Upcycling Solutions for Political Trash

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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. Every year, state institutions , grassroots organizations, and crafty individuals battle the scourge of leftover campaign materials. In Brazil, this past election cycle produced thousands of political sandwich boards that still lie scattered across the country.

The repair, reuse and upcycling economy

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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. In addition to repair, as said, we need to also accommodate the other parts, that is to say reuse and upcycling, into the economy and also, maybe, the teaching of repair, reuse and upcycling as part of that economy. The other upcycling, reworking, etc.,

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Reuse and Upcycling of Plastic Packaging

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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.

Upcycled oranges are used for CBD in Japan

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The post Upcycled oranges are used for CBD in Japan appeared first on Green Prophet. CBD is a molecule that’s not only found in cannabis and hemp oil. Japanese researchers squeeze it from oranges too.

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6 Ways to Upcycle Milk Containers

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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. It also reduces the volume of materials needed for making new items because it allows us to avoid buying new products.

Upcycling Extends The Life of Clothing

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Recycling & Upcycling For Travelers

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Upcycled packaging from disposable bags

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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 so yesterday, today we upcycle!

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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.

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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. here is what i found- upcycling, as defined by wikipedia , " is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value."

Upcycling in home & office

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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.

Miraculously Sustainable and Upcycled Hannukah Menorah Designs

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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 upcyclingCan’t find your old Hannukah menorah? Israeli designers come up with clever alternatives.

Rescued Candlesticks Unite to Form Upcycled Menorah

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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. Fashion & Design design Israeli Design Judaism Recycled design sustainable design upcycled upcyclingMost flea markets and second-hand stores have them – candlesticks either with or without their partners.

Hannukah Workshop To Teach the Miracle of Upcycled Lighting

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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. Sustainable designers have taken the energy efficiency aspect of Hannukah and integrated it into eco-friendly and upcycled Hannukah menorah designs. While beautiful and made using materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, those upcycled Hannukah menorahs are only used once a year.

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.

Wow-alicious green gifts upcycled by Ex Libris Anonymous

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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. Design hand made journals recycled material upcycling

Syrian refugee children upcycle Jordan’s litter into kites

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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. This Green Prophet went to visit the camp. Consider that another 500 live in the nearby Zaatari village. One of these is a little girl with a broken shoe.

Adi Zaffran Weisler Makes Upcycled Bullet Jewelry, Not War

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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. Fashion & Design design Etsy Fashion recycled fashion upcycled upcycled materials upcyclingUsed copper bullets found at a firing range transform into sculptural objects incorporated into rings. Bullets are, objectively, ugly things.

Recycled and Upcycled Papers Become Miniature Origami Masterpieces

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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. Liat Yaniv’s C olorful Newspaper World and Upcycled Paper Dolls. Fashion & Design crafts Etsy green crafts paper reused paper upcycled materials upcycling

5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects

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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

Upcycled “TAP” Bottle

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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). by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some people try to sell us the glass water bottle for use with TAP water as the latest green thing for around twenty bucks.

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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. The trend refers to the repurposing of large scale public and private spaces in creative eco-friendly ways.

Eco-Friendly RhythManiAcs Use Upcycled Drums as Instruments

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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. The troupe often involves the audience in their performances in order to show others how easy it can be to upcycle. Lifestyle & Culture art upcycled upcycling

6 Household Items You Can Upcycle for the Garden

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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. Gardeners are a resourceful bunch, and there’s nothing better than creating conversation pieces for the landscape.

10 Ways To Upcycle your Old Wrapping Paper and Christmas Cards

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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. It is almost like second nature – soon after we tear open the gifts and read all the cards, we throw the wrapping paper and cards in the trash.

Ali Lamu Upcycles Weathered Dhow Sails into Inspiring Art

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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. Fashion & Design Ali Lamu art Kenya Poverty recycling tanga upcycling “This is not a romance story,” Daniella told me during a recent interview.

Turn Disposable Water Bottle into Pencil Case: Upcycling Tutorial

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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! Fashion & Design Lifestyle & Culture craft DIY recycle school upcyclingNow that the kids are back at school, time to go green and continue the celebrations with this back-to-school tutorial. Parents will need to help with this one.

Momo Wang’s Third Hand Upcycled Collection: Inspired by Derrida

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Momo Wang’s Third-Hand UpCycle Collection is a brilliantly colorful example of what can be achieved with reusing found materials in fashion. ” Upcycling as art form isn’t a new idea; anyone who is familiar with the history of quilting in America knows that the best examples of that art take what was once a precious commodity (printed fabric) and uses every last bit of it. Wang is working on her next collections and is also teaching upcycling classes in Beijing.

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. I’m not running, but I have this one in the bag! Hundreds of posters are hanging along Amman roadways; a somber assemblage of Middle Eastern manhood, mostly mustachioed.

Upcycling finally gets its own reality TV show

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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.

Rawr….Upcycled Dinos!

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On her Etsy bio she explains how she fell in love with making handmade items from the upcycled felted wool sweaters. Upcycling converts waste materials or extra fabric into new materials and items. I used to snooze with my favorite buds next to me. These of course are the sweet stuffed animals of childhood we all had at one time or another. I always loathed the time when I would have to box those animals and leave them in the basement.

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. Terracycle collects products such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts, chip bags, toothbrushes, old shoes, ewaste, dairy containers and a lot more and then upcycles them into items such as lunchboxes, binders, furniture, notebooks, gift items and more.

DIY Upcycled Book Planter

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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. Supplies Needed: Book. Electric drill. Hole saw. Safety glasses. Dusk mask. Scrap wood – 2 pieces. Clamp. Exacto Knife. Screen. Hot glue gun & glue sticks. White glue & small paint brush.

Upcycled Jewelry Designs

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That is exactly what the designer of Upcycled Jewelry designs does. Tagged: recycled jewlerey, Upcycled Jewlery. Tags: Green recycled jewlerey Upcycled Jewlery We are always throwing away…I mean recycling…outdated electronics. What about coming up with a more creative way to use these items. This designer runs a business that manages bank owned or foreclosed properties. He repairs the properties – fixing broken windows, kicked in doors and sometimes doing complete clean outs.

PET Bottles Upcycled Into Art Using Glass Blowing Techniques

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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. And now, Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi has tried to solve the aesthetic and environmental issues surrounding the ubiquitous plastic bottle by upcycling it into beautiful artwork using glass blowing techniques. Fashion & Design art plastic plastic bags plastic waste upcycled upcycling

Bernard Pras: Spot the Upcycled Objects in this Art

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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 Relying on old trash gathered near his installation sites, Bernard Pras from France assembles clothes and rags, wood, old record albums, dishes, broken toys (and anything else he can grab) to re-interpret pop-culture images.

Help – I cannot stop upcycling!

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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.