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PHOTO OF PAM BEAT TIE

Up-cycling discourages hyper-consumerism by making the most out of what we already have. which is solved by up-cyclers, is that recycling makes people feel they are entitled to be endless consumers and long as they recycle what they buy. Up-cycling discourages hyper-consumerism by making the most out of what we already have. In 2009, TerraCycle launched the first Canadian Upcycling Program, which pays organizations like Kraft Canada to collect specific kinds of waste which can than be transformed into new products. I won’t be wearing Grandma’s fur coat anytime soon, but I also won’t be throwing it away. For Pam Beattie and other upcyclers the answer to these past indiscretions isn’t to let them go to waste, but to re-purpose them with a whole new way of forward-thinking. --mt and rr

By Abby Plener

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FutuRéale Magazine March 2011  

FutuRéale Magazine March 2011