August Eco Challenge: Upcycle Something!

Upcycling is a great way of reusing what you already having and giving it a second lease of life.

All that upcycling means is taking something that is old and/or no longer wanted and altering it to make something new.

It can cover a range of things. Maybe you no longer want a top so you turn the material into a cushion cover. Some people will purchase second-hand items and repaint or repurpose them to sell them on for a greater price.

Benefits of Upcycling

Upcycling great for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s beneficial for the environment because it saves materials from going to landfill and minimises the use of raw materials. This promotes a circular economy and helps you avoid being greenwashed when purchasing new items from companies claiming to be ‘green’.

Secondly, upcycling can be a really cost-effective way of redesigning a room or even your closet.

Finally, upcycling can be a creative outlet which you may choose to use as a hobby.

woman upcycling


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