Upsycle, Recycle, Repurpose Creative Ideas
Recycling has been a common practice for most of human history. Archaeological studies show that when resources were scare, there was less household waste, meaning there was a recycling process.During Wars, for instance, material shortages made it necessary for people to reuse goods and recycle materials.
Nowadays a number of different systems have been implemented to collect recyclates from the general waste stream and governments try to create recycling awareness encouraging people to do it at home.
3Rs - the Waste Hierarchy
We produce every day tonnes of waste. Manny things we currently throw away could be reused with some imagination, helping to create a more sustainable life.
Reduce, reuse and recycle (R3), sometimes called the waste hierarchy, are the three essential components of environmentally-responsible consumer behavior.
Using the 3Rs will help us cut back the amount of trash we throw away.
The Waste Hierarchy:
to buy less and use less.
elements of a discarded item or items are used again
is the process to change items considered as waste into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials.
Within recycling there is distinction between two types:
converting low-value materials into high-value products
converting valuable products into low-value raw materials
Upcycling and recycling ideas have shown significant growth these recent years. Artists and designers have created all kind of materials and objects out from trash and we can find tutorials all around the net.
Enjoy some of those projects and begin to craft! You can make your own gifts for Christmas or other special days!
Gorgeous DIY Projects.
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Don't throw old toys out!
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looking around for ideas on what to do with an old crib.
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Sew For Home
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Can’t sew? Don’t worry, some of these are no-sew projects as well.
Great DIY Projects
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Using old things and making them new again
Repurposing old jeans
DIY Furniture Ideas
Repurpose and upcycle things like this and make some awesome do it yourself home decor today!
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Guys I have a slight problem and I will admit it. I have fallen victim to the pallet trend and I am not sorry.
Be creative with old pallets!
More pallet recycling ideas
Show off your creative side by making one of the awesome pallet signs with quotes, patterns, colors and artwork that shows your style.
Soda can crafts
- Aluminum Can Crafts Round-up- 20 Easy Tutorials using Soda Pop Cans
Making crafts out of aluminum cans is a great way to recycle so they don't end up in landfills. This is a round-up of several easy aluminum can craft ideas and tutorials.
Did you know you could do so much more with just an ordinary aluminum soda pop or beer can?
Repurposing Old Doors
Old doors are frugal treasures that you need to snatch up anytime you find one.
Amazing scrabble tile projects inspiration.
Can Crafts Ideas
Who doesn’t like a homemade project that costs next to nothing to create?
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From trash to treasure. Cool mosaics.