Upcycling is the practice of reinventing unwanted materials and transforming them into useful products. Whether it is at home or in business premise, there are lots of items that we don’t need.
The Pass it on lived experience team have been getting involved in up cycling because –
1. Up cycling conserves the environment
Upcycling reduces the amount of waste that is dumped in the landfills. Some waste materials contain dangerous chemicals, which can cause soil degradation. If these chemicals find their way to water bodies, they cause water pollution. A landfill that is full of waste is definitely an eyesore.
Apart from land and water pollution, solid waste can also cause air pollution. During the process of decomposition, a foul smell may begin to emanate from the solid waste. While burning may seem to be the best alternative for managing waste, it may end up causing further pollution as some gases produced during combustion end up causing air pollution. Upcycling provides an environment-friendly alternative of dealing with such waste.
2. Up cycling conserves the limited resources
To put it into a proper perspective, imagine the value of wood that is going to waste when we decide to dump furniture. This does not only apply to wood only but also to other precious items whose supply can diminish. Upcycle eliminates the need to use fresh raw materials to manufacture new products.
3. Up cycling encourages creativity and innovation
It takes a lot of creativity to come up with a meaningful item from the waste. This method of waste management encourages us to be creative and also innovative.
If you would like to get involved and join pass it on to up cycle furniture, please do get in touch!