Recycling is a great way to reduce the waste stream, but it typically requires a lot of energy and resources to remake those materials into new, often lower quality, products. That’s why we at Inhabitat love the concept of upcycling, a process in which unwanted items are remade into products that are of better quality and higher value than the original source material. If you’re interested in dipping your toe in a DIY upcycling project, this infographic by dustbox cleaning services is a great place to start. The ‘Turning Trash to Treasure’ infographic begins with a snapshot of inspiring upcycled products and also offers several easy and eco-friendly DIY project suggestions with step-by-step instructions. Read on for the full graphic.

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