Magic Parque Ecologique helping children in Togo to learn about the second life of waste materials

Magic Parque Ecologique, an environmental education centre in Togo, is teaching school children how waste can be used to make something new including pencil holders and construction materials. The exhibition park aims to create and showcase art objects from recycled and salvaged objects. It also provides training and recreation for the community in Togo’s capital city, Lomé For Lamid Ibrahim, the initiator of the ecological park, … Continue reading Magic Parque Ecologique helping children in Togo to learn about the second life of waste materials

Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — ecogreenlove

Upcycling is a great way to make use of old, damaged, or unwanted products by transforming them into something new and improved, rather than letting them go to waste. When it comes to home design, people typically use upcycling to create decorative accent pieces, but who’s to say you can’t upcycle in home remodel as well? via Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — … Continue reading Why you should Upcycle in your Next Remodel — ecogreenlove

London Upcycling Show: Getting people engaged with rescuing resources and upcycling furniture

London Upcycling Show 2019 is aiming to get city dweIlers engaged with upcycling furniture while also rescuing valuable resources from being thrown away. This year’s free event, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday 16 November 2019), coincides with the European Week for Waste Reduction. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and community charity, Groundwork London (GWL), have joined forces to showcase the best of London upcycling. In … Continue reading London Upcycling Show: Getting people engaged with rescuing resources and upcycling furniture

World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The World Ocean’s Day Youth Advisory Council is extremely excited to present to you this Upcycling Guidebook for World Ocean’s Day. The term upcycling is also known as “creative reuse”. By reusing plastic, upcycling helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in the environment and may help us avoid purchasing new plastic products. The more we can refuse single-use plastic and reuse … Continue reading World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

London-based artists have created a series of habitats for wildlife – which will house local birds, bats and insects in a Greenwich park – by upcycling IKEA products. To mark the launch of IKEA’s new sustainable store in South London, the flat-pack retailer teamed up with artists including Hattie Newman, Adam Furman and Supermundane to transform chairs, tables and kitchen worktops into liveable spaces for animals. … Continue reading Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

DIY Light Bulb Terrarium

What do you do with old lightbulbs, you may wonder? You could of course reuse them and repurpose them by turning them into mini gardens or terrariums. A little finnicky perhaps, but highly doable, the below video shows you how with a few simple tools as well as foraged plants, moss, sand and gravel. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about … Continue reading DIY Light Bulb Terrarium

Ressies Redesign: Surfing brand creating ponchos from upcyled towels and other materials

Netherlands-based brand Ressies Redesign is hitting the beach with its signature style ponchos upcycled from leftover towels and other discarded materials. The surfwear brand, set up by surfers Carlijn Bartels and her boyfriend Tom, takes discarded towels and materials sourced from beach clubs, surf schools and recycle centres and turns them into ponchos. Ponchos are ideal cover ups for surfers when getting changed after surfing. … Continue reading Ressies Redesign: Surfing brand creating ponchos from upcyled towels and other materials

Green Hero: Jackie Chan’s green art exhibition features upcycled art made from movie props

Jackie Chan is revered for his martial arts skills and stunts. And he is also fast becoming revered for his environmental activism too The legendary martial artist and actor, who has been collecting waste left on his film sets, has opened a new green art exhibit at the Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in Salt Lake City. The Green Hero exhibit centres around Jackie Chan’s lifelong … Continue reading Green Hero: Jackie Chan’s green art exhibition features upcycled art made from movie props