Even though I live in Seattle and have facial hair, this post about upcycling is not a plug for dumpster diving. Rather, it is to share my excitement about creativity and sustainability.
Activate your imagination from what you already have to prevent waste with useful items made from what you would normally discard. Unlike recycling, upcycling encourages innovation along with resourcefulness.
For inspiration, I found a fantastic Viennese upcycling site. They are on day 25 of a 30-day challenge to design beautiful objects 30 days in a row. For everyone who sends them a photo of an upcycle project, weupcycle.com will add a day to their challenge.
Today's project includes branches to hang clothes and display shoes.