1000 Flowers for the Planet - #289 Upcycle
I’ve already written about upcycling clothes (Flower #32) and now want to encourage you to upcycle anything else you can think of: computer cases, suitcases, furniture, whitegoods, bicycles, doors, fence palings, wooden pallets, bathtubs, car parts. The list is practically endless. Anything you have lying around not longer being used for its original purpose can be upcycled with a bit of imagination. If imagination is the hard part for you, hop onto the Internet and search ‘upcycle’ and you’ll find plenty of sites to help you with ideas. You could even be more specific with your search and type in ‘upcycle x’ with’x’ being the item you have in mind. For example, a search for ‘upcycle suitcase’ reveals repurposed suitcases, which are now: pet beds, set of drawers, footstool, medicine cabinet. The more we upcycle, the less we put into landfill, and that’s always a good thing. We use less finite resources, save energy and save money. Try your hand at some upcycling and share your ideas on the Internet.