In the modern world of super production tons of waste is collected every day -old furniture, plastic bottles and packs, various production surplus materials.
Upcycling is the new trend that deals successfully and aesthetically with the waste clearance problem. What is the essence of upcycling? All unnecessary items are used to create new and useful furniture or decoration for our homes. Some old and useless waste can become usable again and even more beautiful and more effective. Upcycling is a creative process in which waste is a rich resource. For example a luxury new kitchen can be made of reclaimed wood with a foil from discarded plastic bottles and other .
Almost all materials can be recycled and re-used. Useless wood material that is thrown away because it is not smooth enough, or old pallets – they can easily become beautiful and functional chairs, coffee tables or any other kind of lovely furniture.
Upcycling gives old and unnecessary items new life. Also it means less landfill waste, therefore, less environment pollution.
There is a difference between upcycling and recycling. Recycling means that waste materials are broken down and remade into a new product. As it was mention above, upcycling means that we use the same materials to create something that has a new function or looks better. Both are equally important for a clean and green environment.
As a matter of fact everyone can be an upcycler. Just think of something that you want to have (like a small and pretty coffee table) or need to have (a hanger in the corner to hang your winter coats for example). Then think of something that you do not use anymore, that can be transformed into a coffee table – an old chair that you could paint, or decorate, or a pallet that stays useless in the back yard.
Upcycling is not something brand new or revolutionary but it is definitely a new sustainable trend. It is absolutely green and eco-friendly. A lot of modern designers and manufacturers use this method to re-use waste and materials. Some furniture designers prefer to use timber material that is usually wasted during manufacturing, moreover it is a high quality material, and make new and modern furniture of it.
Let’s say you are not that artistic, then you should just use furniture disposal services and get your waste upcycled. There are many people who will take the chance.
Even in fashion upcycling is a hit. Fashion students in London use textile waste to experiment and design clothes. They even organize fashion events to raise money to support different causes. They can be a great example for every Londoner dealing with house clearance in London.
We all witness upcycling trend in media. There are various TV programmes, DIY tutorials, shops that sell only upcycled products, etc.
If you decide to upcycle, you will find out a fantastic creative way to be useful for yourself and of course, to save money. Think of all the unnecessary items and material we throw away every day. If we take some time to imagine what to use them for, we will be surprised how a simple beer bottle can be transformed into a fancy candlestick or a unique stylish vase. And there is a high possibility that no one else will have the same.
Worth to try, isn’t it?