World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic]

The World Ocean’s Day Youth Advisory Council is extremely excited to present to you this Upcycling Guidebook for World Ocean’s Day.

The term upcycling is also known as “creative reuse”. By reusing plastic, upcycling helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in the environment and may help us avoid purchasing new plastic products. The more we can refuse single-use plastic and reuse what is already out there, the more sustainable our future will be. Together we can prevent plastic pollution!

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Visual by World Ocean’s Day Youth Advisory Council based on their Upcycling Guidebook (2019)

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Sources:
• Recycled plastic bottle flower mobile tutorial by Creative jewish mom
• How to make and elastic repurposed button bracelet tutorial by Claudia Mitchell
• How to make an Ecobrick tutorial by Ecobricks
• Creative seed starting with yogurt pots by Garden & Greenhouse
• Recycled bottle watering cans by a childhood list

Since the ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of new plastic being produced, you should  not go out and purchase plastic in order to create these products.

It’s important to remember that this is just one part of the solution. In order to achieve a plastic-free future we must go to the source of the problem and stop the production of unnecessary single-use plastic items and packaging by opting for sustainable alternatives. It is going to take all of us working together in all sectors including corporate, political, and public to see the change that’s needed to stop plastic pollution for good. By downloading this guide, you have proving that you take this problem seriously and we ready to be part of the solution!

Find World Ocean’s Day on:

💚 Creative ways to Repurpose Plastic water or soda Bottles
💚 Upcycled Gardening Tools
💚 Creative ways to Repurpose big Plastic water/milk bottles/Jugs

Happy Upcycling!

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