What is Upcycling?
Upcycling is all about converting old or discarded material into something useful and often beautiful. It is about giving materials a better purpose of utility. Unlike recycling process, in upcycling the material does not undergo change in form. Upcycling is not a resource intensive process as the core material is not altered in form.
Given today’s level of consumerism, use and throw lifestyle, we are depleting our scarce and limited resources at a pace that is not sustainable. Dumping of discarded products is creating havoc on our environment. Through Upcycling we extend the life of a material and reroute it from the garbage stream which otherwise ends up in landfills.