By now, everyone has heard of recycling, but have you heard of the Upcycling movement? Making something new out of something that would normally meet the trash? There is a huge underlying Upcycling movement in artists and we’ve even featured some fun upcycling DIYs on our site. But it’s not that hard to make an impact, and a new book Make Garbage Great: The Terracycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle is a collection of over 100 recycling tips and DIY projects to help you recycle, upcycle and reuse!
In our house, we recycle and upcycle as much as possible, so we were more than happy to get a copy of Make Garbage Great to review. The book is written by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Albe Zakes, Global Vice President of Marking and Communications at TerraCycle and Jerry Greenfield, Cofounder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Each author is dedicated to leaving a better world behind by using sustainable practices.
Make Garbage Great is a great book for people who are into sustainable living, recycling, upcycling or even want to learn more about it. It discusses the impacts on products on the world, on our bodies and even what we can do to stop creating waste int he land fill. Inside you can find ideas on how to create cork stopper trivets and coasters, tin can survival kits, and how you can start your own compost area.
Sustainability begins with us, and Make Garbage Great is a great way to help you get stared. From fun projects to helpful tips to be sustainable yourself. Make Garbage Great is even printed on recycled paper and uses a cardboard cover to make sure it sticks with its own sustainable guidelines.