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Posted by Gaby on 05/11/15

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Upcycling: Make Art Not Waste

According to DIY Fashion the definition for upcycle is reusing an object with very little waste or energy in the process, and extending the life of the object until it is reduced to, well, dust. At London Bio Packaging we love nothing more than recycling! And upcycling is just another form that reduces the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Difference Between Recycling & Upcycling:

Interncon, identified the difference between recycling and upcycling; Recycling: a practice that takes an item and targets it for reuse, returning it back to the cycle of daily contribution to society rather than discarding it to trash. Upcycling: reusing a material without degrading the quality and composition of the material for its next use.

Our Favourite Upcycled Ideas from Recyclart:

Upcycling Idea: Owl sculptures made from toilet rolls

Upcycling Idea: Owl sculptures made from toilet rolls 

Upcycling Idea: Milk Boxed made into Lanterns

Milk Boxed made into Lanterns

Upcycling Idea: Crocodile sculpture made from aluminium cans

Crocodile sculpture made from aluminium cans 

Upcycling Idea: Bottle Caps arranged to look like American President - Abraham Lincoln

Bottle Caps arranged to look like American President – Abraham Lincoln

Upcycling Idea: Nespresso caps and String Lights

Nespresso caps and String Lights 

Upcycling Idea: MacBook Air Sleeve made from a bubble bag sleeve and Velcro

MacBook Air Sleeve made from a bubble bag sleeve and Velcro 

Upcycle magazine states ‘People are more likely to upcycle due to the increased awareness of environmental responsibility and a slow economy has led to a major increase in upcycling’.

We believe that recycling and upcycling waste has a major impact on the environment, take a look at our infographics on the impact of waste on marine life and the reasons behind the 5p plastic bag charge that highlights the impact of waste on the environment!

Also, find out what food packaging you can start recycling at home.

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