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What is the fate of these bottles?

Hipcycle is the leading online store for upcycled goods. Our products are attractive, durable, and priced fairly, compared to similar mainstream items.

We seek to harness the power of business to make the world a better place. As a for-profit company, our mission is to help address the global waste problem through upcycling. We search for the best in upcycled products from some of the world’s most creative small businesses and offer them all in one place.

You shouldn’t have to compromise when choosing to live more sustainably. Hipcycle makes eco-friendly purchasing decisions easier for you. We offer a multitude of goods that satisfy your need for beautiful home decor while also helping the environment.

Join the upcycling movement. Whether you purchase upcycled from us (yay!) or create your own (crafty!), make less trash and create more treasure. Our goal is to make the world and your home a more beautiful place. Thank you for your support.

 

 

Renee Hansen
Chief Hipcycler

Renee Hansen has spent much of her career in finance for Fortune 500 Healthcare corporations. While living in San Francisco, Renee developed an awareness and appreciation of the Green Movement. Upon returning to the East Coast, she incorporated these passions into her family and community practices. She has reduced her family waste to less than one kitchen garbage bag per week through reuse, recycling, upcycling and composting.  

Renee's first venture into the sustainability world began with SpinFish Event Solutions, a collaboration with her sister-in-law, where they have salvaged 60,000+ pounds of trade show and event leftovers from landfills to date. These usable materials were donated to schools, non-profits, artists and community members.  

With Hipcycle, Renee plans to bring the world of upcycling to a larger audience and continue her quest to show others how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle.

In 2016, Renee was named to the Waste 360's "40 under 40" list of rising stars and young professionals in the industry---a testament to her commitment to waste reduction, reuse and upcycling as solutions to addressing our global waste issue.

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