Upcycling Wonders [Infographic]

The benefits of upcycling for green living and some DIY home projects that you can use in your home and can make your home look beautiful with products from trash to treasure is what this infographic by Noah Supply shows.

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Creative uses for recyclables [Infographic]

An alternative to recycling is upcycling, or reusing materials and things you would have otherwise thrown away. This gives a new life and a new use to things without requiring any extra resorting or processing.

The team at Personal Creations made a graphic showing how you can upcycle items around the home to keep it out of the garbage. There are 40 ideas overall and there’s inspiration and examples for different materials you commonly have at home.

So the next time you’re headed to the trash or recycle bin check out this graphic and think about if there’s a good use you could put that item to first:

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DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts

Update: March 2017

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Five Spring Ideas from Plastic Spoons
DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts | ecogreenlove
Garland from cardboard and paper {French}

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DIY: Repurposed Gift Wrapping

Updated: December 2016

The season for major gifts is coming, we are less than a month away for Christmas and New Year. Here are some ideas to wrap your presents in an unique way but also reusing materials we usually could throw away. Hope you find them inspirational, I bet you will not need to buy old common paper and ribbons to wrap your presents again!

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Don’t toss away all the wrapping paper and ribbon that once covered other gifts. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or bags.

You can always repurpose some cloth and wrap everything with the awesome japanese Furokashi style 😉

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Reusing old Yellow Pages / Phonebooks

IMG from wikihow

I have so far 2 yellow pages and 2 phonebooks, they are updated every year or two. Most of them are made with recycled paper already, and many times they offer to recycle them or you just have to deliver them to a paper recycling bank.

Yellow Pages opt out recommends:

  • Check your local phone book for recycling information, usually in the front or back
  • If curbside recycling is offered in your community, you will likely have the ability to recycle Yellow Pages directories by putting them in your curbside bin
  • If curbside recycling is not an option, visit your county’s solid waste department’s Web site for recycling information
  • Contact your local Yellow Pages publisher for phone book recycling drop-off locations

If you, on the other hand, have one or two (maybe more) but want a creative way to reuse them, then continue reading and find some ideas:

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