Loading...
Upcycle 2018-04-30T14:31:59+00:00

Upcycle  Explained

A beginners guide to start upcycling

Upcycling (unlike recycling) is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value, leading to a higher material and energy benefits.

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse.

Reuse is to use an item more than once. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and new-life reuse where it is used for a new function.

In waste heriarchy Upcycling is between reuse and recycling , because is consumed less energy than recycling.

Creation or modification of a product from used materials, components or products which is of equal or higher quality or value than the compositional elements

(Sung, Cooper & Kettley 2014,Sung 2017).

Latest Features

Expert advice  for a sustainable  life

karen ryan custom made chair

Karen Ryan launced her "Custom Made" series back in 2005. Inspired by her grunny's old appartment, Ryan aims to subvert the cycle of consumer culture. Thus, she creates

Highbrows…

Jessica Sapick is a designer from Detroit. She grabbed our attention immediately. After some research, we learn about Highbrow, her line of handmade upcycled eyewear with signature clip-on

This is a Rita post

Rita is a yiuco facebook friend and she got inspired! After reading our "Green Pet Bottles" post, Rita did some Upcycling DIY and here's the result! What about

Its getting CLOUDy

The artist Caitlind Brown created CLOUD, a large-scale interactive installation for the arts festival Nuit Blanche in Calgary. The installation was made out of 6,000 donated burnt out

Load More Posts