Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s define what it means to upcycle. Wikipedia defines it as: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. We like to think of it more as the creative reuse of refuse, or, most simply, turning our garbage into something awesome!
So, we’ve defined upcycling, but what are our goals for Upcycled Online?
To start with, we want to leverage this site as an aggregate of all things upcycled, online. We will feature content from all over the web. If it’s being talked about on blogs, facebook, twitter or pintrest, we want to help you find it.
Secondly, we want to know about your do-it-yourself endeavors and we love to share our own. Have a guide you’ve created or one you just really like, send us a link.
Third, we want to make upcycling as available to you as possible. To do so, we have created a directory of upcycling manufacturers and upcycling friendly shops. With your help, we hope to continue to expand this directory to represent more places and to represent all place in more depth. In the future, we will be adding more directories for green trade shows and art fairs, crafters markets and upcycling related non profits.
Lastly, in our words from the nerds section. We will be talking about upcycling from all angles. We may comment on others content or post content ranging from upcycling history to local events, to new business ideas or whatever is interesting to us at the moment.
Eventually, we would like to host your words as well. Are you trying to earn a living upcycling? Share your successes and your foibles, and ask questions of the greater community. If you run a store or a booth, we would love to hear about that as well.
We are just in the process of becoming and exciting times lay ahead. Thanks for checking us out and please check back in soon.
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