Recycling & Upcycling

The Month of 3Rs (1)

Look at the photo! Our global mom looks ‘beary’ happy, pointing at the brooch on her cardigan. Can you guess why she is so happy with the brooch? Can you guess what it is made of? I will give you a hint.

Environmentally Friendly Grocery Shopping

While I am in Japan, I enjoy cooking Japanese food. I go grocery shopping at a nearby supermarket with one of these bags. I like both of the vivid designs. I might have introduced them a few years ago, but let me introduce them again. Both are recycled or ‘up-cycled’ bags made by a women’s group in the Philippines. The bigger one is made of fruit juice packages (apple, mango, grape, orange, and pineapple), and the smaller one is made of tomato ketchup packages. ‘Beary’ creative!

“Furture” for the future

In Rome, I found a ‘beary’ interesting shop named “Furture.” An Italian woman opened the shop under the concept of it being cruelty-free. In the shop, a variety of items which are made of cruelty-free materials instead of fur or leather are showcased. Look at this bag! What do you think it is made of?

Cool Silver!

Look at my bag! This shiny silver color is generating a cool atmosphere. It looks ‘beary’ nice if I put it on my shoulder especially in summer. Then, what do you think this bag is made of?

Let’s BEAR Christmas trees!

Christmas is just around the corner. This year my mom is enjoying Christmas decorations in Rome. Wherever she is, she always searches lovely Christmas decorations which represent the concept of Let’s BEAR: Be Empowered with Available Resources. Look at this Christmas tree! She found it in a café near her workplace in Rome.