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What is upcycling, anyways? Upcycling means turning unwanted items into something new! How does it compare to recycling? When items are recycled, they’re usually melted down to make the same item or something entirely different. Though recycling is better than items ending up in landfills waiting (many!) years to decompose, it still isn’t great for the environment. That’s because recycling items (melting them down) causes chemicals to go into the air. With upcycling, you avoid this process, which means cleaner air for everyone—bonkerific! Now imagine if everyone used a little imagination before chucking items. Remember, little changes add up to big ones—so spread the word! Check out the video below for even more awesome upcycling information and remember to think before you throw!