“Pure Gold: Upcycled – Upgraded” at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Upcycled chairs from lubricant barrels at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Upcycled chairs from lubricant barrels at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Pure Gold” is has such a great potential to show how cool upcycled waste can become coveted items! I never realized how many cool items you can make from rebar!

Rebar Upcycled Tables

Rebar Upcycled Tables

 

Slideshow from the exhibition

 

 

@FreightWeek— Veteran wins #FedEx grant to #upcycle military surplus

Military Veteran wins FedEx Grant

Pictured left to right: Emily Núñez Cavness and Betsy Núñez. 

Do you know how much leftover waste there is from military surplus? Sword & Plough have created a sustainable business model of upcycling military surplus into beautiful accessories. They have a quadruple bottom line of people, planet, profit and purpose—it is “purpose” where the real power of change comes in!

From the article:

In less than four years the company, with its quadruple bottom line goal of people, planet, profit and purpose, has supported 65 veteran jobs, repurposed more than 35,000 pounds of military surplus and worked to bridge the civilian-military divide by donating $35,000 in-kind and 10 percent of its profits to veteran organizations.

Sword & Plow