picture D.I.Y is all about recycling and furthermore, upcycling. Upcycling is the idea of eliminating the middle-man in the recycling process, and therefore getting rid of waste in a creating waty. It is the art of making new things from old not-easily-recyclable materials. It is similar to recycling, except you get to use your own old materials to make yourself brand new and exciting products of use, eliminating the middle man or recycling company.

The best thing about upcycling is that you can make use of almost anything, whether is it recognized as recyclable or not by the waste department. If you can find a use for it, then you are upcycling. It is often called terracycling or reusing as well as repurposing. UF D.I.Y is proud to be one of the few upcycling arts and crafts college organizations in the U.S.

Here are a few sites to help you as you explore the idea of upcycling.