We hear the word upcycling being used a lot, but what exactly does it mean? Upcycled simply means taking materials that have already gone through their intended purpose and trying to find a new use for them. A very common material that gets upcycled is cardboard- with all of the deliveries we get, especially around the holidays, we all seem to have lots of cardboard lying around. Watch how we turn a piece of cardboard into something very unique in the full video below.
If you are looking for more ways to upcycle, check out the Connecticut Science Center’s Gingerboard Contest contest. Visit CTScienceCenter.org/Gingerboard for all of the details to participate.
Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.
Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.