"Upcycling" is a way of reducing waste by turning it into something different and usually more valuable, e.g. furniture or artwork. While many upcycling ideas are interesting ways to prolong a product's life before it ends up in the trash, be aware that this trend - as many others - has some critical side effects when promoted blindly and many artists are making their materials much less recyclable than they were before...
- contests like "Trash to Treasure 2017" on Instructables
- EcoGreenLove blog
- make something out of coffee grounds
- floppy disk chandelier (also with laser cut parts for extra fun)!
...and commercial brands, e.g.