30 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Stuff!

Before you throw anything away, really think about it. For example, if you’ve finished burning a candle that comes in a big glass jar, don’t waste it. Instead, drain out the leftover wax and use it as storage. This is called “upcycling.” Upcycling is “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”



Artist Breathes New Life Into Beach Litter

French artist Gilles Cenazandotti creates incredible animal sculptures from plastic debris lost at sea and found by the artist on beaches. This series, “Future Bestiary,” explores environmental struggles including evolution, over-consumption, the challenge of nature and resources, and the destruction of species. 

Craft Factory in SW Portland Combines Creativity and Recycling

At the Craft Factory, a new craft studio in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Village neighborhood, supply bins snake through the main room and into the crafting room. (Amy Wang/The Oregonian)

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

“Head in the Clouds” Pavilion