U is for upcycling
Upcycling is about seeing value in something that would usually be destined for composting, recycling, downcycling or landfill.
It can be as simple as cutting up a old holey shirt to use as dishwashing/cleaning cloths OR can be as complex as getting out the sewing machine for a home DIY upcycling project. If you don’t personally have the time for DIY projects but would like to support others, then treating yourself or purchasing upcycled gifts for family/friends is a great way to go. For example locally run online upcycling business, A Fitting Connection.
Image description: A photo of hands holding onto a large cardboard eggshell tray containing egg shells that have been planted out with soil and seeds. The seeds have grown into small green seedlings.