I know I have mentioned upcycling in one of my blogs before. However, I really feel strongly about this as I know it is quite easy to do and equally important to upcycle and make for an eco-friendlier world.
According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental use. The first recorded use of the term is particularly new, only being coined back in the year 1994. However, the method had been around as early as the 1930s. It is stated that upcycling revolves around the concept of "recycling", but whereas recycling oftentimes gives products new use by breaking them down, it doesn't necessarily give them more worth. In fact, it almost always give it the contrary, which is less. That is why upcycling was born, where the worth of old products go "up" through the aid of this process, and not down.
With the background already shed on the subject, it is then without a doubt wise to try, attempt, and practice upcycling. With just a few moments of our time and some of our resources, something that is seemingly of no good use anymore may be converted to something that is perhaps even better than what it originally was. We can actually upcycle everything! All we need would be our ingenuity and downright creativity!
Here are a few upcyling ideas borrowed from a website called Twisted Sifter, which we can do with materials that may already be in the safety of our very own homes:
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I am Jane - a mum of 4, lover of dogs and cats, with a passion for stylish items for your home and the environment that don't
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