Upcycling: The New Conscious Consumer

So, it’s Earth Day next week. Personally, I think every day should be Earth Day, just as I think every day should be Mother’s Day, but Hallmark hasn’t responded to either of these suggestions yet, and as they’re the ones in charge of holidays, I’d say if we want every day to be Earth Day (or Mother’s Day), it’s just going to have to be something we do on our own. So let’s get started, shall we?

Buy it for Mother (Earth).

We all know the Earth-friendly “Three Rs,” the basics: reduce, reuse, recycle. The less we consume, the less strain we put on our finite natural resources, the less pollution we create, and the lower our personal carbon footprints become. But the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra is just the beginning. When we look at reusing things, there’s so much more we can do.

One of the best forms of reusing things is called “upcycling,” and it’s something we do here at Object Mythology every day. Upcycling is simple. It means we take something that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled and bring it back to market – we give it a second life. And that means even when we shop, we can adhere to those Three Rs by purchasing found objects, refurbished and vintage products, and other existing treasures.

My current favorite OM listing that fits the upcycling bill: These Vintage Seltzer Bottles from the open markets of Argentina. Rather than simply recycling this old glassware, we can enjoy these vintage pops of color in our homes for decades to come.

Come to think of it, go for a two-fer and do your Earth Day good deed by buying one of these for Mother’s Day.  download online casino

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