Do you have a spare sheet of cardboard lying around and are trying to find a use for it? You can turn it into a stand for your laptop. Have a ton of plastic bags lying around? Turn them into a funky bracelet.
Think this is weird? Well, these, and other ideas like them are what you can find on greenUPGRADER, a site dedicated to being green. The site focuses on reusing everyday items to cut down on consumption and reduce wastage of natural resources.
greenUPGRADER has a multitude of do-it-yourself projects for visitors, ranging from simple solutions like the examples mentioned above to big things like turning old gutters into a garden. The site also keeps you updated about the latest products made from recycled materials, a must-have resource for those truly into green living.
Some of these products are definitely worth a look, like the notebook made from used bike tires.
If you're into recycling and reusing products, then go ahead and bookmark the site. Even if you're not really thinking of green living, some of the DIY projects on greenUPGRADER are worth a try on a lazy afternoon when you have nothing better to do.
A good place to start on the website is the do it yourself category as it lists various projects for you to try out or get inspired from.
Do you recycle or reuse things? Is it worth it? What do you think of greenUPGRADER? Let me know in the comments.
Update: The site has evolved and features green-living related articles and information as well now. You can read up on food and drink ideas, e.g. about the health benefits of tumeric, green art projects, or watch videos hosted on the website.
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