During the recent years, there are many Eco-friendly enthusiast has came up with the idea of converting old or discarded materials into something has it own higher value, useful and beautiful. Upcycling also known as creative reuse, it is a process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
The difference between recycling and upcycling is:
- Recycling collects consumer materials such as plastic, paper, metal and glass to breaks them down so their base materials can be remade into a new consumer product, often of the lesser quality.
- Upcycle products on the other hand is not breaking down any of the materials but refashioning the discarded materials to a whole new item and better quality including amazing design ideas.
There are many upcycle products are being sold online or even Department Stores around the world to create eco-friendly awareness. It is also a Fashion trend that has been trending around the world.