This webdoc aims to inform and inspire you about waste and environmental issues and encourage you to think about careers in this area.

It is designed to take you on a journey, exploring reuse and upcycling through different materials and products. For each material there is information about its environmental impact, and inspiration on reuse and upcycling which can help avoid negative environmental impacts. This includes, for example, original upcycling designs from the young people involved in the ECOStep design competition, ideas by upcycling organisations, interviews by young people with professionals working with these materials and links for you to take action or find further inspiration. There is also a visual glossary to help explain some of the terminology used.