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The world of Upcycling

Updated: Jan 28

Our planet needs our help. We are all facing a challenge that seems daunting and unachievable. How much impact can one person really have after all?



For many years, we have been mass-producing waste that we cannot get rid of, landfills are overcrowded and the chemicals and gasses that these hives of terror produce are suffocating our very existence. Humanity is struggling to halt the endless cycling of pointless 'stuff' making its way into our lives. Our old plastic ends up in the oceans, terrorising our sea life. Most families have multiple cars, churning our pollution, which inevitably ends up smothering our atmosphere and harming us and our planet. There are many things that we can each do, to play our individual part in the resurrection of a healthy and stable world, but for the purpose of this article, we are going to look at #upcycling.



What is upcycling?


“When you change the way you look at things. The things you look at change” - Dr Wayne Dyer

I would be surprised if anyone did not know what recycling is, but what is upcycling? Upcycling is when you creatively take unwanted products and materials and find a way to reuse them. It is the art of turning something old, into something new and usable.



Upcycling ideas


Have you ever thought about what you could do with an empty cereal box when you've finished the last bowl? Here's an idea, you can turn them into fashionable organisers to keep your letters, files and other paperwork in! You can turn your old baked bean and soup tins into swanky plant pots and you can even turn unwanted drawers into unique bedside tables!



How far can you stretch your imagination?


“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story.”

Upcycling is all about #imagination - you can create anything if you can tap into the intangible, intuitive right side of your brain.


Get Inspired


There are so many ways to get #inspired. From Pinterest to Instagram, magazines and friends. We even have a fantastic weekend retreat in the tranquil Welsh countryside. Three days, practising meditation and learning creative ways to reuse unwanted products and materials.

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