ABOUT US

Upcycle Newcastle is a community group (in Newcastle, Australia) focused on saving waste from landfill through creative re-use and repair. Rather than seeing waste as an end product to be disposed of, we prefer to see it as a new beginning. 
We are concerned about our environment and the waste our society creates, responding in positive, creative ways by inspiring, teaching and making the stuff we want from the stuff we throw away.
 


What We Do

The Samaritans Foundation Opportunity shops donate discarded jeans and T-shirts to us and we are very grateful for their support of our work.
We've also received support from Hunter councils, and NSW and Australian government through recent grants.
We're passionate about reducing consumption and waste, to promote a healthier environment and community.

Transition Newcastle

Upcycle Newcastle is a project of Transition Newcastle Inc.

Transition Newcastle is based on The Transition Network model, which is a global, grassroots phenomenon creating community responses that address climate change and environmental sustainability.
Instead of focusing on what we don’t want, the key to the Transition Network model is focusing on creating positive visions and projects to create a truly sustainable and resilient society – a society which satisfies the needs of the present generation without compromising the capacity of future generations, a resilient society that can function and develop despite any challenges to the system it relies upon.

ABN: 76 703 651 788  

Transition Newcastle is a registered charity.