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12 Signs You're A Master Upcycler

The only way is up. Follow the upcycling masterminds at TerraCycle on the new season of Human Resources from Participant Media — airing every Friday at 10 e/p, only on Pivot.

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1. You respect recycling. You do.

Recycling tries its best.
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Recycling tries its best.

2. It's just that personally, you prefer upcycling.

Bottles, let us upgrade you. You deserve to live!
Giles Williams (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: aegidian

Bottles, let us upgrade you. You deserve to live!

3. Turning something old into something new is your hobby.

Old brooches on blue shoes to make new shoes because you're fancy.
Maegan Tintari (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: lovemaegan

Old brooches on blue shoes to make new shoes because you're fancy.

4. You've always been good with your hands.

"Craft" is your middle name. Or at least it should be.

5. And you've always preferred handmade toys.

Yo-yo made of old CDs? Better than the real thing.
Alfonso de Cala (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: alfem

Yo-yo made of old CDs? Better than the real thing.

6. You can make anything from basically nothing.

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Your carbon footprint is probably about zero.

7. No old shirt shall ever be donated.

K. B. R. (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / via Flickr: gezellig-girl
K. B. R. (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / via Flickr: gezellig-girl

Because old shirts can be transformed into new dresses.

8. No old album shall ever be discarded.

Old albums can be transformed into beverage coasters.
Mary McCoy (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: mccoycreations

Old albums can be transformed into beverage coasters.

9. Your weekends are usually spent at yard sales.

No sale shall be left unexplored.
Mark Turnauckas (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: marktee

No sale shall be left unexplored.

10. And when you see this, you don't see garbage...

Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 73416633@N00

11. ...you see something else.

12. Because you believe everything deserves a second chance.

Like reincarnation, but for rubbish.
Paul Joseph (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: sashafatcat

Like reincarnation, but for rubbish.

Follow TerraCycle as they take the trash out of TV on Human Resources, airing every Friday at 10 E/P, only on Pivot TV!

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