Create new jobs for old stuff.
Materials and products only become waste when we know longer have a use for them. Repurposing something essentially means giving old material and product a new purpose or new life that is different from its original life.  
Get creative and upcycle
  • Old wooden pallets are a great place to start. Check out some ideas at
  • Even giving something a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference. Our friends at Resene have some great ideas on a huge range of treasures, from ornaments and picture frames, to furniture and toys that can be easily upcycled with a little Resene paint and some imagination.