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January Pod Meetup


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In case you hadn’t heard, in May 2019 we launched a Morsbag ‘Pod’ at Athens Makerspace. What is a Morsbag, you ask? An international movement known as Morsbags has formed ‘pods’ of sewists all over the world who meet up to sociably upcycle fabrics into reusable bags that are then given away for FREE! At… Read More

Paper jewelry

Paper Jewelry


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Don’t throw away scraps of papers, old magazine and catalogs. Upcycle them and make wearable jewelry. Learn how to create necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets made from paper. Make your own unusual and biodegradable fashion statements. You will turn this 1-dimensional material into 3-dimensional jewelry art using bending, folding, crumbling, cutting and other techniques. Class… Read More

An upcycled Christmas tree

ReUse on Union December Open House


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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

A giftbag

Last Minute Gifts and Gift Bags!


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Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More

Holiday Stockings

Make Your Own Upcycled Holiday Stocking


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Come learn how to craft your very own Upcycled Holiday Stocking – just in time to use it this December or give as a thoughtful handmade gift to a special person! In this 3 hour class, participants will learn how to create a fully-lined, one-of-a-kind stocking [with a secret pocket, for extra special gifts!] out… Read More

Aluminum Can Wind Chime

Aluminum Can Cutting and Upcycling!


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Are you amused by the big upcycled windchime by Dan Laurence at ReUse on Union? Come learn how to make one for yourself! In this introductory class, Dan will show you all his best tricks for efficiently cutting common aluminum beverage cans to best utilize their bottoms, sides, and unique design elements. Students will then… Read More

A weaved tie chair

Weave a Seat from Ties!


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Do you have an old chair or stool that needs a new seat? Or have you always wanted to learn chair caning but thought it was too boring? Come join Master Seat-Weaver Mindy King to craft a colorful new seat from upcycled neckties! Class will provide all ties and include instruction from start to finish…. Read More

Some bags

November Morsbag Pod Meetup


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What is a Morsbag, you ask? An international movement known as Morsbags has formed ‘pods’ of sewists all over the world who meet up to sociably upcycle fabrics into reusable bags that are then given away for FREE! At stores, at markets and fairs, wrapped around gifts, to colleagues, friends, and to anyone and anywhere… Read More

Fall Recycling Day Makes Recycling Practical for Athens Residents

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Athens’ recycling rates are increasing thanks to over 80 residents who delivered cars full of electronics, appliances, cardboard, books and other paper items to Fall Recycling Day 2017. The Athens Hocking Solid Waste District used the day as an opportunity for people to get rid of items too large to throw away at home and Jennifer… Read More

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RecycleMania Scheduled This Weekend

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Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity ReStore, ReUse Industries, Accurate IT, Information Destruction Services, Compost Exchange, Athens-Hocking Recycling Center,… Read More

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Building Purchased for Recycling Facility in The Plains

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Purchase of a site for a proposed recycling facility at Theisen Industrial Park near The Plains has been completed. Chris Chmiel, chairman of the board of Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc., said the sale was finalized Monday. The nonprofit organization purchased the former Purely American Foods building and adjacent composting facility for $825,000. Chmiel said the… Read More