It’s Playtime! : Upcycle before Recycle

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Recycling versus Upcycling? I’m still unsure of the differences, so I had to look it up and found this article from Intercon. How I understand it is to upcycle means you give new life to or reuse items without degrading it. Recycling degrades the item and turns it into something new again.So my advice: Do both! Upcycle the item as many times as possible. Then recycle. And start over again!

With that in mind, last week’s It’s Playtime was full of ways to upcycle products!

I’ve been in awe of this upcycle post from Bellelli Educacion since it was first linked up to It’s Playtime. Look at this city that was built by children from all recyclables! 

Talk about creativity!

Bellelli Educacion : City of Recyclables
Its hard to even recycle anything, knowing something like this can be created!
How can I store all these recyclables so that I can use them to upcycle?There’s so much inspiration to upcycle your recyclables before you actually recycle them! Give them new life!

Here’s only a few more upcycle inspirations that were posted to last week’s It’s Playtime:

Upcycle a Bottle for Pottery Art
[kinderpendent]
[Having Fun at Home]
[Play Create Explore]
[Tinkerlab]
High Five to these play friends!
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jamie @ hands on : as we grow
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Comments

  1. rachelle | tinkerlab says

    Jamie! Thank you for including us in your upcycled line-up. We love upcycling over here at casa TinkerLab, and I adore the city created by Bellelli Educacion. Great work on this link party!

  2. Our Homeschool Fun says

    Your recycled city is amazing! Thank you for sharing this idea–my boys would LOVE this! Thanks for hosting this awesome linky too!

  3. becky@ MyKidsMake says

    that city is fantastic! I want to make one of those with my kids….it looks incredible!! thanks for linking to it.

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