The concept of upcycling makes a lot of cents. Why spend money and resources on something new (expensive, wasteful) when a perfectly good alternative already exists (cheap resourceful)? While this idea spreads through the global community and indivduals begin to benefit, business has begun to see the value in the old. Everyone from green cleaning companies to fashion designers to artists and now even cell phone companies are seeing the green, in going green.
This article about Terra Cycle appeared on April 29, 2009 in The New York Times:
‘Upcycling’ for Not-So-Green Consumers
By most accounts, a growing number of consumers appear...
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The East Bay Depot for Creative ReuseLast Updated on 2010-09-20 at 10:09Wow! Here's an amazing non-profit organization and great source of waste materials in Berkley that's been flying the upcycling flag since 1979! Great site, great resource for all... More »