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Birdfeeder made from bread


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Drawing tube from two plastic bottles


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Bike coats made from plastic bags

I love these sites where people challenge themselves to do a project every day for a month, or a year, or whatever. I think that, being under this kind of pressure, with lots to produce, frees you up, in a weird way, to get really creative, to think outside the box.

Here, University of Applied Arts (Vienna, Austria) students Magdalena Akantisz and Lisa Schultz are doing 30 upcycling projects in 30 days in pursuit of their upcycling diplomas. Their goal is to show people lots of fun, cool, creative things you can make from recycled materials and they want to inspire others to do the same. In fact, they’re looking for guest contributors and hope to make this site expand to 365 things every 365 days.

30 Days 30 Things

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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