The Art of Upcycling For a Sustainable Lifestyle
I am a fan of upcycling, I am all for it. For those of you who are not aware of what upcycling is, it is nothing but a fancy term for – ‘Best Out of Waste.’ For instance, using a worn-out tire for a swing, or converting beer bottles into lamps, etc qualify to define the upcycling process (No, it’s not the same as recycling).
It takes a creative toll on your mind to implement this art; reusing trash and transforming it into something that increases its quality than its original status, calls for an innovative brain.
Ecopurple intends to promote eco-creativity and sustainable choices. So today, this particular post is to highlight the eco-creative work of a firm that aces in the craft of upcycling.
This Pune based studio is an interior design consultancy and more. Their artwork is not limited to creating a brand new showcase from scratch, but they have very well excelled at the concept of upcycling as well.
Not only the interiors, but the team also designs a myriad range of upcycled products, from earrings to handbags, to furniture, they have saved a lot of waste from getting end up into the landfills.
The team has a dedicated ScrapLab, wherein a stock of discarded materials that have the potential of getting subsumed into something creative is stored. This must be where their minds begin to churn the creative juices!
From households to industries, the team collects scraps from all levels, driving the waste to a valuable object of use.
Sustainable Homes with Used Shipping Containers
By building container homes, they have taken the game of upcycling up a notch. The studio has transformed used shipping containers into a variety of desirable environments.
This includes a well-furnished Studio apartment, daycare centers, multi-purpose workspaces, farmhouses, etc.
Luxury constructions like farmhouses that are not so essential for livelihood can settle with such eco-friendly creations. It is crucial to utilize and to create the best out of waste whenever the opportunity presents itself, thereby reducing the ecological footprint which is left behind.
Studio's Awareness Initiatives
Along with their efforts of building upcycled decors and constructions, Studio Alternatives also organize workshops, a way to impart the knowledge and awareness about waste management, and practical sessions for crafting upcycled items. A green-craft class!
Going through their website and social media profiles, their innovations made sure to captivate my attention. It’s fascinating to see the practice of old-school best out of waste in a practically impactful way. Kudos to the creative minds!
YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS
The Wire’s report of 15th Oct 2019 on annual solid waste production, stated,
- According to the estimates of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai and Delhi generate about 11,000 and 8,700 tonnes per day of solid waste respectively.
- It is estimated that the Mumbai region alone generates one-third of the total waste generated in Maharashtra and it also tops the list of metros in terms of solid waste generated everyday. The municipal solid waste generated by the Mumbai region includes all kinds of waste including biodegradable, non-biodegradable, construction, metal, plastic, and other kinds of waste.
If there’s a chance to upcycle even 20 percent of this pollution, slowly and gradually, there will be a day where waste, or more specifically the solid waste, can be brought under control. And to bring about a large-scale reformation, the society as a whole must follow the necessary guidelines and contribute to help change the above statistics.
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