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

Minimize Waste with a Minimalist Lifestyle

By |2019-09-16T16:05:26-04:00August 30th, 2019|EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Minimalism, also known as “simple living” is about living with less and using what you have to its maximum ability. Minimalistic living is essential to developing a sustainable lifestyle and will help you reduce your carbon footprint. By using less, you decrease the demand for materials that would typically end up in a landfill after

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

Donate, Divert, and Deconstruct!

By |2019-06-20T10:22:59-04:00June 20th, 2019|EcoBuilding Bargains, Reused Building Materials, Waste Diversion|

When it comes to moving, remodeling, or renovating it’s important to consider the financial and environmental costs of waste disposal for the items you no longer need or want. The process of demolition, where building materials are smashed with heavy machinery, fills up dumpsters very quickly. The standard protocol to dispose of unwanted building materials