As you all know, I’m a big fan of upcycling. Reusing unwanted materials and turning it into something useful again is a creative challenge that I really enjoy, it also gives me great satisfaction to know that I’m diverting waste from landfill and reducing the need for raw material manufacture. Recently, I had a chance to hear Tiffany Threadgould ‘The Queen of Upcycling’ speak about recycling, upcycling and innovative uses for waste products. Tiffany is the Chief Design Junkie at the recycling company Terracycle and works with a team of designers to come up with innovative ways of reusing hard to recycle ‘rubbish’ to create brand new products.
“Waste is a natural resource in the wrong place. Change the context and you have usable products.” – Daniel Freitag