Follow the instructions from instructables below.
Another version is available at Ada fruit to try the audin-o-phone
Ever wanted to make your own biodegradable plastic? Then collect these common kitchen items and follow the recipe below from instructables.
another 3 ways to make plastics at home can be found here:
More In-depth information and alternate recipes can be found here:
A great book with lots of useful information on vegetable oil based polymers can be found on google books below.
American designer and builder Gregory Kloehn is using salvaged trash to make houses for the homeless. Called the Homeless Homes Project, Kloehn upcycles mobile shelters from items he finds in dumpsters.
For more information go to the below site:
For more information see below:
The smallest house in the world
Invented 2012 by Le-Mentzel, Berlin.
see more here
http://counterev.com uses reclaimed wood from shuttered bowling alleys and steel from old industrial buildings that are being torn down.
Read full article below
This phone design is a great example of upcycling
Re cycle centers
Bower recycle center
Re-use Shop – used furniture, timber, windows, sinks, sleepers, doors etc.
Eco House and Garden – education centre for sustainable living. Gardening workshops, events.
Recycled road bases, aggregates and sands for landscaping and building (min purchase 1 tonne). Recycled vegetation and wood waste turned into mulches and composts.
34/142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm & Sundays 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 02 9568 6280
Not a traditional building salvage yard but a large collection of useful junk for upcycling and craft projects. Recycled fabric, haberdashery, metal, visual merchandising, containers, craft supplies, building materials and furniture.
Reverse Garbage is located within The Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville.
8/142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204
9am to 5pm – Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm – Sundays
email@example.com or 02 9569 3132
Heritage building center
432B West Botany Street, Rockdale, Sydney NSW
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5 pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm
Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
Kimbriki Road, off Mona Vale Road, Ingleside/Terrey Hills NSW
02 9486 3512 or 02 9486 3542?OPEN
Monday to Sunday 8am – 4.30pm (garden and road bases from 7am)
Re-use Shop – used furniture, timber, windows, sinks, sleepers, doors etc. Eco House and Garden – education centre for sustainable living. Gardening workshops, events. Recycled road bases, aggregates and sands for landscaping and building (min purchase 1 tonne).?Recycled vegetation and wood waste turned into mulches and composts.
26 Parsons Street, Rozelle NSW
02 9810 6066
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm
Rare original leadlights, marble fireplace surrounds and heritage salvage, reproduction period features, custom joinery. View photos and prices on the website.
11 Bennett Road, Londonderry NSW
02 4572 5211 or 0400 873 310
7 days 10am – 4pm
Massive outdoor junk yard with everything from building materials to car parts, shed and household contents, machinery, furniture, farm equipment, rusty junk and miscellaneous stuff. Good for upcycling ingredients.
Riverside 2ndhand Building Supplies
66 Riverside Drive, Chipping Norton NSW
02 9755 3984
Thursday and Friday 7am to 3.30pm or by appointment
A variety of secondhand building materials including windows, timber, bricks, doors, pavers, roof sheeting. A division of Ronnies Demolitions.
Council Throw Outs
council throw outs are a great source of material to upcycle. See the links below for a when different suburbs have their council clean up days.
Botany Bay City Council Household Waste Services info
City Of Sydney Household Waste Removal Days
Leichardt Municipal Council General Pick Ups
Manly Council Waste Collection Days
Mosman Municipal Council Rubbish Collection Dates
North Sydney Council Waste Removal Dates
Pittwater Council Clean Up Collection Dates
Randwick City Council Rubbish Removal Dates
Rockdale Council General Clean Up Dates
Ryde Council Clean Up Dates
Strathfield Council Rubbish Removal Information
Sutherland Shire Council Bi Annual Pick Up Dates
The Hills Shire On – Call Kerb Side Collection Service
Warringah Council Waste Collection Calendar
Willoughby Council Waste Pick Up Dates
Woollahra Council Rubbish Removal Dates
Waverly Council Rubbish Removal Dates
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