What Is Upcycling?

« Upcycling is defined as the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. »

The term of “upcycling” first appeared in 1997 in a book written by Gunther Pauli. As opposed to down-cycling –which is part of the recycling process-, upcycling consists into adding more value to waste materials instead of being destroyed to rebuild something else. Upcycling is a way to give a second life to useless items that were meant to be thrown away. It also means reducing the consumption of new materials within the production process.

Upcycling therefore allows reducing the use of energy and natural resources and in this way to reduce pollution and toxic emissions. Reducing costs is also another advantage of the upcycling approach, which has become an alternative to massive consumption.

This concept is the whole idea behind Moorbi as well. All our designers are passionate about upcycling and have always new and creative ideas to produce more designer pieces in furniture, lighting, fashion and other categories. You can check out the new upcycled products at moorbi. Have fun browsing and enrich also your world with upcycled designer pieces.


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