Friday, January 5, 2007

Upcycling: The New Recycling

The famous Bizarre Bazaar craft show and Etsy auction site had teamed up to offer a special contest called Upcycling. Upcycling was coined by authors William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in their book, Cradle to Cradle, and is the practice of taking something that may be considered trash and transforming it into an object of design, use, and utility. In this contest, Etsy users are challenged to create objects from materials that would otherwise have been recycled or thrown away. Entries must be posted on Etsy by January 15, 2007 and prizes include a free booth at the May Bizaare Bazaar show, an Etsy gift pack, and a trip to San Francisco. See Etsy for the complete contest details.

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