It’s been a busy time, so I haven’t done any weekend reading for a while (and it might become an occasional series not a weekly one). Inspired by Cathy’s latest project for Transition Newcastle – creating an upcycling and sustainable skills hub – I’ve collected some blog posts about upcycling.
Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas by Jennifer Wang via Entrepreneur – how businesses are turning waste into profit
Recycling vs. Upcycling: What is the difference? from Intercon – a look at upcycling before it became very popular
Top 10 Upcycling Blogs from Make do and mend-able – one bloggers list of interesting upcycling blogs
A Cradle to Cradle Approach to Environmental Protection by Stef Kranendijk via Business Ethics: The magazine of corporate responsibility – some reflections from the CEO of Desso (a carpet company which is serious about reducing its environmental impact)
Be Careful How You Upcycle by Alyson Schill via Makezine – Some useful words of warning about upcycling
50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things from Twisted Sifter – some creative ideas, but notice how some of the “old things” were still quite useable in their original form
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