Upcycling is a way to creatively reuse and recycle waste, or by-products into new materials that are of higher quality.
Upcycling is quite important as it allows a creative, DIY way to reuse materials! Upcycling has a wealth of benefits including environmental, social, and personal.
Upcycling has a largely positive effect on the environment. A quick forage through the internet can show you that we are currently in a trash crisis. Our atmosphere has the most CO2 levels in history, and our oceans have large whirlpools of trash and plastic.
Upcycling can help bring these numbers down by preventing the amount of waste that we discard.
When you upcycle, you have the personal benefit of knowing that you are taking steps to promote a healthier environment. However, Upcycling is also a very creative process. You will have the knowledge that you can quite literally turn trash into treasure with a bit of creativity and an idea.
Working with your hands and learning how to Upcycle can also help you gain a larger skill set to repair other items. For example, learning how to upcycle old clothes and shirts can help you learn necessary sewing skills that will help you patch up holes in new clothes.
Wikipedia: Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.