Thursday, 30 September 2010

Upcycling??? Is that a word?? - Folksy Friday..

......'Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other half of the recycling process. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials of lesser quality. Most recycling involves converting or extracting useful materials from a product and creating a different product or material.' Wikipedia

A lot of my bits and pieces in my shop are 'recycled'and 'upcycled' but never really knew the difference before, so now we all know!! Here are some of the more unusual and amazing upcycled things I found on Folksy.....


  1. I loooooooooooooove Rusty! Thankyou for explaining upcycling, I had no idea there was such a thing as downcycling.

    Kate x

  2. That lovely quirky chair is a real find! (-;

  3. Fab finds! Love the bangle