Repurpose, Recycle, Upcycle
Make something old new again. Reuse it for another purpose.
Side table made of old shutters
Solar Food Dehydrator (Dryer). Dry your fruit, vegetables, and other goods with your own sun powered dehydrator. Electric Food Dehydrators can be expensive and consume unnecessary energy. This solar dehydrator was made entirely of recovered materials. It was constructed with scrap ply wood, 2x4s from an old ladder, a house window, and other items which could be considered trash. It was created as a project at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
First Bridge Made of Recycled Plastic in Europe: Build in Only Two Weeks. Although some people thought they were crazy at first, a relatively new Welsh start-up company recently upcycled a whopping 50 tonnes of plastic waste into a 90 foot bridge that is durable enough to accommodate heavy-duty vehicles.