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How Your Business Can Get Ready for Bike Week

Posted under Cycle Storage, Storage, Upcycling on June 16, 2015

Trsz_5725624843_58c7385363_m (1)he week of June 13th – 21st marks one of the biggest events in the UK: Bike Week. During this time, over half a million ride their bicycles to the market, work, and beyond. Bike Week encourages us to experience the health, social and environmental benefits of biking. This year, the goal is to get participants to bike to work. If you are running an office, there are major benefits to encouraging your employees … Read more

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Shopping Trolleys – A Whole New Meaning!

Posted under Upcycling on September 3, 2014

Supermarket TrolleyThere are normally only a few places I can think of where I will see a shopping trolley; either in a supermarket or at the side of a road.

Well, it is the latter of these two where many others have evidently seen them also, however they have chosen a slightly different use for them rather than their bags of food shopping.

You may have read a few of our previous blogs regarding some interesting … Read more

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A Halloween trick!

Posted under Amusing, Upcycling on October 31, 2013

batsIt’s Halloween, the day of fancy dress and the night of the undead. Tonight is the night where the spirit world is supposed to collide with our world and all sorts of ghostly goings on are said to occur and frighten the living.

The festival of Halloween is a pagan ritual which has become more and more popular in today’s society and culture. A common Halloween tradition is trick or treating. Trick or treating is … Read more

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Cool upcycled and recycled jewellery

Posted under Recycling, Upcycling on September 26, 2013

etsy-jewelry-enterkeyring-lgThere was a time when wearing diamonds was considered cool. Thanks to movies like ‘Blood Diamond’ and a raging green-lifestyle trends, wearing a necklace made from discarded computer RAMs or a bracelet made from expired pills can be as cool today. The idea of turning something broken and wasteful into a beautiful piece of jewellery itself is exciting, as it invites you to be creative. Let’s take a look at what all could be used … Read more

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Dark Side of the Workplace Depot

Posted under News, Upcycling on March 21, 2013

Dark side of the Workplace Depot40 years ago this month Pink Floyd released their legendary album Dark Side of the Moon.  It subsequently remained in the Billboard charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988 selling an estimated 50 million copies. As well as influencing just about every rock or pop musician since 1973 it is generally regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time alongside works like ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘Rumours’ and ‘Thriller’.… Read more

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Upcycling items from the office or workplace

Posted under News, Recycling, Upcycling on March 4, 2013

Shopping trolley upcycledUpcycling is the idea that you can make something useful out of old items and recycled materials – ideally make something that can be more desirable than the original products. Not only is upcycling a great way to save money but it also makes a small contribution to reducing landfill. Upcycling is becoming surprisingly fashionable with clothing and interior designers.

At the Workplace Depot we thought it was about time that we looked at some … Read more

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