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.

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.

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.

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. green up your play green up upcycle

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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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.

Recycling & Upcycling For Travelers

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How to recycle or upcycle old mobile phones

Green Prophet

This is how you can recycle or upcycle your old phone so that you’ll stay in touch with others and still be doing your bit for the planet. When a phone dies, or even when it doesn’t, as an environmentally conscious person you’ll want to address the situation appropriately.

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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.

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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.

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.

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport Upcycled by Anees Maani, Artfully

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He would create a permanent souvenir of the grand old airport using upcycled demolition debris. Amman’s old Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) terminal will live on in a new artwork commissioned by airport operator Airport International Group (AIG).

Secret Sweeps: Win Upcycled Gifts from Terracycle!


This week we’ve teamed up with Terracycle , the company that finds a way to upcycle waste. The winner for this Secret Sweeps will receive upcycled ewaste in the form of a set of Circuit Board coasters and picture frame from Terracycle. We’ve got a secret!

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.

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.

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

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. Read more about Hannukah: Miraculously Sustainable and Upcycled Hannukah Menorah Designs.

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.

Heroines for the Planet: Upcycling Bag Designer Monica Ralli

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Featured accessories bags eco fashion Fashion heroines for the planet upcyclingShe’s a certified nutritionist, eco-entrepreneur, author and the reigning Queen of Green in the twitterverse. It’s no surprise that Monica Ralli, founder of Urthbags , is a Heroine for the Planet.

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Liat Yaniv’s Colorful Newspaper World and Upcycled Paper Dolls

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Fashion & Design Artists design green design Israel paper reused paper sustainable design upcyclingYaniv’s surprisingly colorful dolls are made solely from scraps of newspaper (and no paint!).

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.

Eco-Friendly, Upcycled Clothes

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Eco-Friendly, Upcycled Clothes. There are a lot of people dealing in upcycled fabrics and clothes. There are a lot of great shops on Etsy that let you buy upcycled clothes, but the stuff being sold at the Zasra shop in the Etsy marketplace is taking it to another level.

The Ultimate Upcycle: Saving Syrian Children’s Lives in Jordan, With Hats

Green Prophet

The purpose of upcycling is to give an unused item a new lease of life, and to save it from the landfill. Lifestyle hats knitting upcycling Zaatari Refugee Camp In Ireland we know about cold bones.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Green Lunches for Schools

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Filed under: Eating Well Tagged: bulk purchasing , COMPOSTABLE , ecofriendly , going green , PTA , RECYCLED-UPCYCLED , school lunches , SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS. Eating Well bulk purchasing COMPOSTABLE ecofriendly going green PTA RECYCLED-UPCYCLED school lunches SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS

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Aya Kaya’s Online Upcycling Tutorial For Turning T-Shirts Into Bags

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Sustainable Israeli designer Aya Tager will be giving upcycling workshops in Tel Aviv in a couple weeks, but for those who can’t make it she is giving an online workshop right here on Green Prophet!

Five Days of Giveaways: Terracycle Upcycled Gifts


Twitter: Follow @ecorazzi and @terracycle on Twitter and tweet this message up to five times per day through 8/9/11 at 11:59pm ET: Follow @terracycle @ecorazzi & RT to enter to win an upcycled laptop bag & wine corkboard.

Mason Jar Love: 9 (+) Reasons to Keep ’em in the Cupboard.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food Green DIY eco-friendly food storage alternatives green home life hacks mason jars minimalism upcyclingHere are some (more) reasons to keep them around and use as is. You don't even need to get crafty!

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10 Upcycled Paper Cypress Trees to Be Built as Part of Interfaith Ecological Celebration

Green Prophet

For Christmas last year, Israeli artist Hadas Itzcovitch gifted her city of Haifa a tree made from 5480 upcycled plastic bottles (pictured above). Read more about other sculptural upcycling projects:: Haifa Christmas Tree Made From Over 5,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles.

Get in on the Giant Necklace Trend with Gatt von Paperhill Upcycled Paper Jewelry

Eco Chic

A fabulous compromise comes to us from Gatt von Paperhill , which produces one-of-a-kind necklaces made from high-quality upcycled paper. ” Fair Fashion Featured biodegradable chunky necklace gatt von paperhill Jewelry modern paper upcycled

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?

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.

Downcycling and upcycling

Green Living Tips

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

Interview with Andrew Sell, Founder of Hipcycle

Green Prophet

Hipcycle, a new online marketplace for upcycled products, shows mainstreamers that upcycling can be hip. Until a couple weeks ago, when Hipcycle launched its online upcycled store. Are you an avid upcycler yourself?

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upcycle, upcycled, upcycling

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."

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

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Defining Green ENERGY EFFICIENT Going Green For the Holidays ORGANIC RECYCLED-UPCYCLED EPA green holiday tips Make Your Own Water UseHoliday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green. In the whirlwind of holiday shopping, activities, family, cooking and so much more it can easily let your green intentions slip away from you.