"To The Best of Our Knowledge", one of my absolute favorite public radio programs recently had an episode on upcycling and recycling that I think my readers will be interested in.
Segment one is an interview with Annie Leonard, author of "The Story of Stuff". Did you know that most of our recycling gets sent to the third world for processing? Part two features Tom Szaky, the founder of TerraCycle, which if you've never heard of it, is a company providing an upcycle solution for those who don't want to go through life without convenience packaging. They upcycle (and sometimes recycle) trash into purses, pencil pouches, clip boards, clocks, speakers, kites and more. There is also an interview Mark Frauenfelder, founder of MAKE magazine, about DIY, upcycling, and the pleasures of actually making things.
Check it out! Listen here.