instead of buying new
We live in such a throw-away world that we often don’t realise the processes and resources that are embedded in each product we use.
Some Small Acts include putting your lunch in a reusable food container and taking a drink bottle with you to resist buying bottled water. Carry reusable shopping bags and find a coffee shop that is happy to make your coffee in your own mug.
Upcycling or “creative reuse” is the process of converting old or discarded materials and items into something useful and often beautiful.
Upcycling gives an old item a better purpose.
When you upcycle, you remove items that would otherwise end up in landfill. You also reduced the need for raw materials, such as trees and water, to generate new products. Visit good house cleaning for some great upcycling ideas.