Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

By |2019-09-16T16:08:19-04:00September 10th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reuse Rockstar, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object

Get Back-To-School Ready With A Reclaimed Window Organizer!

By |2019-09-16T16:13:28-04:00August 20th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reused Building Materials, Waste Diversion|

Get ready for those early mornings, packed lunches, and after school activities with this back-to-school organizer! We turned a reclaimed window into an organizer for your home. This project is kid-friendly, affordable, and shabby chic. This is a great project you can do with your kid(s) to get them excited for the new school year!

Sustainability Is Brewed At Monsoon Coffee Roastery & Espresso Bar

By |2019-09-16T16:14:43-04:00August 9th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

Located just around the corner from EcoBuilding Bargains in Gasoline Alley in Springfield, MA, Monsoon Coffee Roastery & Espresso Bar provides locals with a place to lounge, work, and converse with one another. The sustainable practices of this roastery greet you immediately as you enter the shop through reclaimed 200-year-old

Creative Reuse Project: Make Your Own Paper!

By |2019-06-24T11:15:10-04:00June 24th, 2019|Creative reuse, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun summer project? How about a family-friendly paper making activity! Paper making is a fun and interactive way to engage children in thinking about the paper recycling process and issues of waste reduction. This hands-on project demonstrates how used and discarded paper can be recycled into ‘new’ paper in order to conserve