Upcycle Items you already have in your home

July 20, 2009 4:15:53 PM PDT
Upcycling is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. It is generally a reinvestment in the environment. This process allows for the reduction of waste and virgin material use. Unlike its more commonly know cousin, recycling, upcycling takes common objects on their way to the dumpster, and turns them into something of a higher value. This makes upcycling a valuable tool in helping us achieve trendy, high-end looks at a fraction of the cost.