This week’s KLRU Collective gets creative with trash.
The Austin Upcycle Challenge took place in June 2013 in the Austin Goodwill Outlet parking lot. Participants used items from Goodwill’s blue bins, a final receptacle for items donated to Goodwill, to create artwork, refurbished furniture, home accents and much more. The Austin Upcycle Challenge was a collaboration between Goodwill Austin, Austin Creative Reuse, Austin Zero Waste Alliance and Re-Sourcery.org. These community organizations are working to help make Austin a Zero Waste City with a goal to transform trash to treasure and keep landfills clear of methane-producing textiles and home goods.