upcycledXD began as a series of design experiments in direct response to the 2009 Toronto summer garbage strike

Waste Diversion


Since 2012, over 1500 plastic bottles and more than 15,000 wine cork have been diverted from landfill into the upcycledXD nutrient stream.

Production Process


All products are hand-made using durable hardware and non-toxic manipulation and assembly methods.

15,000 CORKS

Amount of wine cork diverted from landfill


Number of plastic bottles recovered from recycling / landfill waste stream

Material Locations

Eric Anthony Charron

Eric is a registered architect in the province of Ontario and holds a Masters degree in Architecture from UBC in Vancouver.  Eric’s philosophy engages a regenerative, ecological design approach that mutually benefits natural and manipulated environments.  He is currently working as an architect within the realm of heritage conservation with Spencer R. Higgins Architect Inc. in Toronto, Canada.

Eric’s masters thesis on the topic of “wastescapes” – reusing and reclaiming leftover land and buildings, entitled A Layered Approach to Succession can be viewed here: A Layered Approach to Succession


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