What is Upcycling

“Upcycling” is the transformation of waste-materials or unwanted scraps into new materials and products. Basically, one person’s trash (or, often your own trash) is another person’s treasure.


Old t-shirts? Destroyed furniture? Single use water bottles? Whatever scraps you have lying around, you can check out the website “Upcycle Thatamong others for ideas on how to beautify them!


Don’t want to “upcycle” your own furniture? You can also go on to websites like Hipcycle (https://hipcycle.com/) or Etsy to fill your house with other peoples’ reused and rejuvenated goods!


Written by: Teddi Shapiro, class of 2019

Photo thanks to Pixabay



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