Some good articles/links – Upcycling

A house made of bottles (Photo: Inhabitat)

A house made of bottles (Photo: Inhabitat)

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 Newcastlecreating 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

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. A passion for upcycling
  3. 10 ways to reduce your consumption
  4. Our addiction to growth
  5. The story of bottled water
  6. Dear Future Generations: Sorry

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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