Recyclart Roundup and a plug for the I.D.E.A. Store

The goal of is to bring you good products that are made from recycling, reusing, upcycling, etc. It’s meant to be a portfolio of ideas to inspire you to create your own art and useful products by repurposing stuff that may have reached the end of it’s previously useful life. Below is a list (with links) of recent interesting projects. Posts all include many pictures.

If you’re in the Champaign-Urbana area and are looking for a local source of inspiration, I suggest the I.D.E.A. Store, which is a treasure trove of materials for projects large or small. The store accepts donations (list is here, although I’ve seen a wide variety of materials best classified as “other” on my visits to the store). Some materials are sold by the pound and other by the piece. Prices generally range from $.01 to about $5. There are a few items priced higher. I think the highest I’ve seen is $25. Sales benefit the C-U Schools Foundation.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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