17 of the Coolest Things That Have Been Remade Instead of Being Thrown Away

You know the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? That doesn’t just mean that something you no longer care about is useful to someone else. Sure, it can mean that, but it can also be taken a bit further. What if you literally took trash and turned it into something new?

The idea of recycling isn’t exactly a new concept. We’re pretty used to seeing park benches that say they were made out of plastic bottles, for example; however, we don’t usually take a pile of trash and turned it into another item ourselves.

If you like the idea of taking random items that can’t function well for their original purpose and upcycling them into something new, allow us to give you some amazing inspiration. Scroll down to discover 17 cool things that were created using items that were destined for the trash.