Hello and welcome to the revamped My Upcycled Home. I was beginning to feel that my efforts to record the process of decorating my house and garden were getting lost in my other blog. So this is a conscious effort to get back on track. Recently at school (where I am the Sustainability Community Group Leader) we did some work on educating others about the difference between recycling and upcycling. Easier said than done!
According to Wikipedia, recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. For example, turning glass bottles and jars into erm, new glass bottles and jars! Whereas upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
You can still see it's a Lego brick but it's a USB stick!
So this blog will focus on my environmental impact on the world starting with my house. I might share some interesting facts but I promise no preaching or politics (although in the interests of full disclosure I am a member of the Scottish Green Party). I'm also aiming to restock my Etsy shop (The Tartan Tower) and maybe some local galleries again.
Watch this (upcycled) space!