Preventing the future degradation of the natural environment is an immediate impetus for all of humanity.
Through upcycling, we prevent the cycle of waste that has been the status quo.
Spreading a renewed awareness of upcycling in your community can help create the new norm.
Break the Cycle - Upcycle
- The United States disposes more than 1/2 its solid waste in landfills. This makes the U.S one of the top contributors to landfill waste.
- Landfills are known to cause a variety of negative health effects including cancer and emit toxic odors through ammonia and sulfide gases.
- 25 billion tons of invaluable topsoil is lost per year due to landfill use.
- 80% of items tossed out in landfills are able to be recycled.
So What Can You Do?
Break the Cycle- Upcycle
As you can see from this blog, there are innumerable examples of different resources, methodologies and items that you can use to upcycle. This is the first step. Understanding not only why we need to upcycle but also how is critical. The next step? Help us spread the word. Show your friends, share ideas and spread these posts on social media.
In order to create the change we wish to see in the way the world manages its waste, we need to make the change on the grassroots level.
Help us by sharing these ideas as gifts for the holidays, or by showing your friends interesting ways to upcycle.