Plarn (plastic yarn) is made from plastic grocery bags cut into strips then crocheted to create virtually anything – In this case we’re using a grocery bag to create … a grocery bag.
I sometimes use the words upcycle and recycle interchangeably, much like Alanis Morissette uses ironic and coincidence? or some other word. Today I want to talk about the similar sounding ? freecycle.
Whatever your celebratory beliefs concerning Halloween, of all the holidays, it is arguably the high holy day of upcycling.
I read an article by Tom Szaky proposing another option to the traditional ideas of upcycling.
The idea is brilliant: Collect Scotch Tape dispensers from the public and give them back to 3M to use for the exact same use they were before?tape dispensers.
Ok, so I?m inspired.
I hate to shop, but…
? if you could find all manner of stuff you needed – everything from the brand name classic to the completely funky, and it was all arranged by item and color, in an immaculately clean shop and every time you bought something it helped people, you’d have to do it, right?
This my friends is the Goodwill store in Santa Rosa.
The term “upcycling” was coined by William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.
It’s also a much cooler way of saying, ??finding a way to use it again – preferably before recycling it.?
But it?s more than that.