The Junk Map
The Junk Map is an online directory of Australian businesses that offer quality used, recycled or upcycled goods for your home. The project, started in Melbourne and is Victoria based, but they are slowly building momentum in other states.
For those of you who don’t know this already, ‘upcycling’, also known as creative reuse refers to the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Lara Knight, the founder also sends out a newsletter informing her subscribers all about her new finds. You can sign up to the newsletter here.
It is devastating for us to hear about so many well-built older buildings being demolished and replaced with larger, poorly constructed structures utilising cheap unreliable building materials. It is even worse when the parts from the demolished building go to waste!!
Spend some time wandering through this valuable website.