You've heard of recycling, but have you heard of this?

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HONOLULU (KHON2) -- You've heard of recycling. The scheme that has led to copious amounts of being dumped into our oceans.

But have you heard of upcycling?

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What is Upcycling you ask? Upcycling is the process of taking discarded items or materials and transforming them into new, useful products of higher quality or value.

Unlike recycling, which breaks down materials to create new products, upcycling repurposes items in their existing form, often with creative and innovative changes.

What are the benefits of upcycling?

This practice offers numerous benefits, ranging from environmental sustainability to personal satisfaction. Here are some key advantages of upcycling:

Environmental benefits

  • Reduces waste: Upcycling helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. By reusing materials, less trash is generated.
  • Conserves resources: It minimizes the need for new raw materials, thus conserving natural resources like timber, water and minerals.
  • Lowe...
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