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Recycling vs. Upcycling

Posted by lau zabo on

Upcycling, recycling…what is the difference? Upcycling is the process of repurposing an existing material for a new use, bringing it new value and purpose. Recycling is breaking down one material and changing it’s make-up to create another. 

Recycling is an expensive and difficult process which uses up a lot of energy, whereas upcycling is a sustainable way of creating something new out of something considered “trash” - and anyone can do it! 

I believe that although recycling certainly has it's value, upcycling is the way forward and we encourage everyone to upcycle as much as they can to help create a greener planet. Together we make it!

 

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