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!