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World of upcycling

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PLASIC GOODS as NEW GOODS serving a NEW PURPOSE

What Is Upcyling?

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. For example:

  • Unraveling a wire clothes hanger to break into your car to rescue your keys = not upcycling
  • Stretching out a wire clothes hanger then tying strips of a plastic bag around it to make a wreath = upcycling!

Upcycling gives an item a better purpose. And while jimmying the lock on your car to is giving that hanger a new purpose, it’s not necessarily better or more beautiful. And the mangled hanger is likely destined for the trash, which is the opposite intent of upcycling.

Recycling vs. Upcycling

  • Recycling takes consumer materials - mostly plastic, paper, metal and glass - and breaks them down so their basematerials can be remade into a new consumer product, often of lesser quality.
  • When you upcycle an item, you aren’t breaking down the materials. You may be refashioning it - like cutting a t-shirt into strips of yarn - but it’s still made of the same materials as when you started. Also, the upcycled item is typically better or the same quality as the original.
  • We made a few handy dandy infographics to visually explain recycling vs. upcycling.

Upcycling Is Green

Plain and simple, upcycling makes a positive impact on the environment. When you upcycle, you remove items from the global garbage stream. Upcycling instead of recycling is good too ; recycling requires energy or water to break down materials. Upcycling only requires your own creativity and elbow grease.

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