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Joburg Flower and garden show

Joburg Flower and garden show

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What a lovely weekend at the Joburg Flower & Garden Show.
Three days of being ourdoors, teaching people the value of junk! It’s always a delight when you can show people how easy it is to turn waste into art.
The flower show was no exception. Allowing visitors to get a glimpse into our business was extremely informative for them but thrilling for us. There is never a need to litter or to make use of landfills.

Upcycle always has a project to turn your trash into treasure.

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Zero Plastic week

Zero Plastic week

Upcycle joined Green Peace Johannesburg to show, Soweto residents and their kids, how to make shopping bags from old t-shirts. Zero Plastic Weeks is an important week because it highlights the need to reduce our use of plastic and where possible, to eliminate the manufacture of plastic altogether. Plastic remains one of the most harmful elements to our environment and we strive to rather re-use plastic than toss it away.

Almost every hour, nearly 250,000 plastic bottles are dumped.

It is not surprising that plastic bottles constitute close to 50% of recyclable waste in the
dumpsites.The average time taken by plastic bottles to decompose in a landfill is close to 700 years.
Plastic not only adds to landfill space and takes forever to decompose. Used plastic dumped into the sea kills and destroys sea life at an estimated 1,000,000 sea creatures per year!

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Ship Managment International

Ship Managment International

Upcycle featured in their article on waste and upcycling. Please see attached pdf for the full article. Ship management international


Ideas Magazine June 2013

Ideas Magazine June 2013

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We love sharing our ideas, and once again, Upcycle has been featured in the June issue of
Ideas Magazine. For this particular article, we taught readers 4 crafts and all from your
humble 2ltr empty milk bottles.


 

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