Ben Von Wong is a photographer looking to create meaningful work. His latest campaign is called Mermaids Hate Plastic. Did you know that plastic takes 450 years to decompose?! That means that virtually every piece of plastic created still exists somewhere. Frightening. By 2050 there will more plastic than fish in the sea! It doesn’t have to be that way though. By making a conscious effort to use less plastic, we can change the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean.
We hope all of our Upcyclers are having an awesome summer! It’s been a busy one for us at Upcycle That. In July we launched the Eco Summer promotion at the WTC More mall in Hong Kong. Summertime is hot and it’s important to stay hydrated. What do you do with your empty plastic bottles? You could recycle them, or you could upcycle them into massive sculptures! For Eco Summer we created 2 giant plastic bottle sculptures: a 6 foot tall tennis racket and a 2 meter wide shoe!
This upcycled pop up shop is a super sweet idea. It was built for a chocolate and beer company who needed a mobile shop. Using reclaimed wood, salvaged metal and an old tricycle, a mobile pop up shop was created. This upcycled pop up shop can be configured 4 ways for different functions and requirements. Is upcycling the future of brick-and-mortar retail shops? We think it could be.
The Danube bridge project is set to become the largest upcycling project of its kind! The City of Linz in Austria is having a creative contest to solve the challenge of how to upcycle its 120 year-old bridge. This public innovation project is aimed at architects, engineers, designers and artists from Linz, Austria as well as the rest of the world. There’s €10,000 in prize money available. How would you best upcycle an old bridge?
Hey Upcyclers, we’ve got some exciting things in the works and we’d love your input! Do you have a minute to spare? Please answer our quick, 1-minute upcycling survey here. Thank you!
Exciting things are in the works here at Upcycle That. We’re currently on the hunt for awesome upcycled products and brands to work with. Are you a maker of upcycled products or an upcycled brand? If so, read on!
Do you love succulents as much as we do? If so, odds are you will love this birdcage planter. This birdcage planter makes for an easy upcycle. With little more than succulents, a birdcage and soil you can add a splash of greenery to your home or garden. Find out how to make your own birdcage planter!
Did you catch any coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? We have to say we were happy to see the upcycled Samsung shipping container building, the Galaxy Studios. Although the games have now come to a close, the containers from the Samsung shipping container building will continue to be utilised in Russia. The containers have now been donated to an educational facility for further use. Read on for the full story.
A glittering tin can pavilion rises up in the municipality of Bat-Yam in Israel. The Bat-Yam pavilion is a honeycomb like structure made of old soup cans. The pavilion transforms an otherwise unoccupied lot into an inviting public space.
We really do love when brands gets involved with upcycling. That’s why we are so excited to talk about the Domino’s second hand logos project. This is an awesome upcycling campaign from Domino’s Pizza. Here’s what happened: when Domino’s Pizza set out to do a brand refresh, their ad agency questioned what to do with their old signage and store materials. This resulting answer is a project called Second Hand Logos, where 10 artists set out to create artwork utilizing old Domino’s Pizza brand assets.