The world has moved too far on the linear economy principles, with waste from manufacturing either hitting landfills or at best getting recycled to some extent.
Even with recycling, the material loses strength and value with every round of the process. However, with upcycling, the value of the item is increased! Click here to know what is upcycling.
Benefits Of Upcycling
Upcycling is important since it reuses materials instead of throwing them away. Less landfill waste automatically has a positive impact on the environment. While there are environmental benefits to it, there are also social & community benefits to the way we operate.
Upcycling saves materials from landfill
The old pair of jeans, tyre tubes that cannot be used anymore, sarees that need to be disposed of, the empty wine bottles after a nice get-together – all these and more get a new lease of life when they are Upcycled. To see the impact we have had so far, click here
Upcycling ensures minimum use of new resources
We now know that resources are limited and they are getting used up at a rate way higher than what the planet can restore. So why not look at reusing those resources that we have already brought into our consumption cycle and extend their lifetime. Think of the impact we can have on the earth overshoot day by reducing some of our virgin material consumption.