Recycle/upcycle

If you want to reduce the amount of rubbish you generate, upcycling/recycling, is a great way to use things you already have or can save from going into rubbish/landfill, and create something new and useful.  Here are some things you may like to try.

Upcycled seat

This is a practical, sturdy, and long lasting seat you can make using old tyres, old vinyl/fabric, and any type of stuffing you may have lying around such as neoprene, foam, pillows etc.  Below is a video of how we made ours, but you can get really creative, and make them to suit your own purpose.

Extras you might need: Caster wheels

Upcycled bags

Using old stock feed bags, you can sew handles on the top, and sew the bottom with a box shape ready to carry your groceries or anything else.  Free video below of how I made these ones.

Extras you might need:  Webbing

Beeswax food wraps

If you have some old cotton fabric lying around the house, or you are going to throw out some old clothes, you can upcycle them into food wraps to reduce the amount of plastic wrap you use on your food. Beeswax has anti-bacterial properties, so they are a great alternative to plastic cling wrap.  When they are worn out, you can cut them up and use them as mulch in your garden.

Extras you might need: Beeswax