5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD.  As I’ve worked here over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here wink). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas! Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for yourself on Pinterest there … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers


Transforming Your Recyclables

You may not realize it, but there are many objects around us ready to be repurposed into something new. If you’re a regular frequenter of Pinterest, you’re probably familiar with the concept of upcycling. My favorite right now might just be creating a kid’s play kitchen out of an old TV stand. Or, how about those starburst mirrors made from paint stirrers? Our local hardware store gives those stirrers … Continue reading Transforming Your Recyclables

Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what Poly-Wood is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began… In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California inspired Wisconsin’s … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day


DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors


UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece

One of our favorite upcycling projects this summer is to repurpose glass bottles into a stunning centerpiece for your next outdoor party. All you need is a handful of empty glass bottles, a little spray paint and some freshly cut flowers. STEP 1: Raid your recycle bin! Tip: Look for bottles with varying sizes and shapes to create a more balanced set. Remove all labels … Continue reading UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece

Go Green with 3 Earth-Friendly Apps

Our everyday lives are so busy, that sometimes we forget to recycle or forget that the styrofoam cup of coffee we just purchased isn’t so great for the environment. Earth Day reminds us to stop and take a look around. This is what we are leaving behind for future generations. It’s time to step up and take care of it! Setting plans in motion is … Continue reading Go Green with 3 Earth-Friendly Apps

Homemade Popsicles for 4th of July: POLYWOOD Blog

Red, White, and Blue (and Green): Eco Friendly 4th of July Party Tips

Grilled burgers, ice cold popsicles, and printed plates and cups are staples of a typical Fourth of July party. Though these traditional elements always amplify the patriotic holiday we know and love, they also bring a lot of waste to your annual gathering. This Fourth of July, break the chain of wastefulness. Choose to keep your party environmentally friendly by following these seven sustainable and … Continue reading Red, White, and Blue (and Green): Eco Friendly 4th of July Party Tips