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YIUCO

All about upcycling

Yiuco is the place where we develop, ideas and actions   concerning   the exploitation, upgrading of transformation of “useless” or waste materials and products into new materials or products of better quality or better environmental value. This is Upcycling, a cyclical economy, is the effort to minimize losses by closing the circle of materials and energy.

Is achieved through long lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse and remanufacturing. Creates jobs, saves resources, prevents waste and protects the environment.

Our goal is to inform, educate and organize actions with your participation. To think, design and create new, longer-lasting products that will be recycled more easily and reused instead of ending up as waste.

Upcycle at Home This Summer

Our experts review some of this year’s hottest tips for upcycling at home this summer

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Expert advice and in-depth features for upcycling

Domesticated does

Artist and designer Beck Wheeler combines toy making, textile and woodworking techniques to make colorful, playful found object sculptures. Wheeler is using used objects like broken childrens toys,

Plastic fantastic

Tomaas is a New York based fashion and art photographer who catched the Plastic Fantastic series of images. The model is staged with various plastic items such as

Wastelandscape

French architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin created this CD Wasteland instalation. The designers used over 65,000 recycled CDs and form the 500sq.m Wastelandscape art installation at

The Colorfoul Giants

"Os Gemeos"; this is how twin brothers artists  from Brazil are known together. Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, brought colorfoul life into six industrial silos on Granville Island in Vancouver.