What to do with a broken chair or a toaster that throws sparks? What to do with a pullover with wholes in it? Toss it? No Way!
You go to the Repair Café! 🙂
There you can repair stuff yourself with professional help at your side while you sip a coffee and chat with nice people!
Take a look at it:
MAX PAZAK & KAYLI LEVITAN created The Street Store in South Africa with help from The Haven Night Shelter.
More Information here:
© David PattersonBuild a castle with only $500?? Totally possible! 😀
Victor Moore did it in 1970. His castle consists of items he found on the junnkyard, like washing mashine parts, dryer doors or car parts.
→ More Info (treehugger.com)
The Designer Charles Kaisin from Belgium designed an extendable newspaper bench.
© rethink-recycle.netDon’t throw old calendars away. Every 28 years you can reuse them, because the day-date-combination repeats itself in exactly the same way!
You could keep them and give them to your kids when they are grown up. I bet they would love that! 🙂
Do you still have candle waste from candles you have used in the last few weeks?
You can melt it and produce some new candles! 🙂
→ “Reuse Candle Waste” (article from 02.Nov.2014)
→ Tutorial (1-2-do.com)
Just cut funny forms out of orange peel, poke a hole in it and hang it into the christmas tree! 🙂
© Pinterest / babble.com
You don’t always have to buy new stuff to decorate your home!
First published: 24. April 2014
If you want it or not: Christmas is in 7 weeks! 😀
First published: December 9th, 2016
First published: October 15th, 2014
You have to cut back your trees in your garden this winter?
How could you use the branches better than by upcycling them?? 🙂
How about some new branch hangers for your clothes?
→ recyclelovers.com (this site unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore)
First published: 9. März 2015
© Poopscape Projects
You found old negatives somewhere in your parents cupboard?
You can upcycle them into a nice lamp for your nightstand:
→ Poopscape Projects (poopscapecom.yourwebhosting.com)
First published: 29. Oktober 2013
Super easy! Make your own cake stand with old plates and cups.
First published: May 15th, 2013
Different uses for old papermaps:
First published: 2. Juni 2014
Wow! This Chicago restaurant produces only 8 gallons of waste per year (30 litres)! And this waste is also being recycled! 🙂
First published: November 6th, 2016
First published: June 2nd, 2014
Stop the crazyness of throwing away everything!
You don’t always need everything what advertising tells you to buy! Don’t buy things because you want them, buy them only because you really need them and decrease your trash!
There are better ways to be happy than through the consumption of things you don’t even need… 😉
Utopia shows 15 way to decrease your trash (in german)!
First published: November 21st, 2013
Beth Terry at TEDx, 2010
First published: 13. Januar 2015