By: Sehaj Sahni
Upcycling into the Mindset and Youth Spaces: Combining Affordability and Sustainability by reviving local spaces( dis-utilised, under-utilised spaces, etc. )
An upcycled terrace made completely with upcycled furniture: Old Electricity Cable Bobbins sourced from TNEB costs INR 30 per stool and 50 for painting- Ready to Use, Used Doors converted into Tables: Sourced from Scrap shop at 500 INR.
Should we just throw old things? This question, if honestly answered by scientists and researchers around the World can open up many avenues in the field of sustainability and #ClimateAction. The microplastics problem in the seas is nothing but plastics thrown by us which we almost never give a second look at. Here comes an interesting topic of Upcycling which if used wisely can surely lessen the burden of #ClimateChange. Upcycling works on a simple mantra: Old thing(s) for you might be a treasure for someone else. The general sustainability quotient revolves around the REUSE factor majorly. But it is often not easy or socially acceptable to reuse things that are worn out, needs repair; or simply needs a makeover.
“Upcycling can give second life not just to the furniture or wood pallets, but also give new life to previously abandoned or under-utilised or spaces”
Reviving Abandoned Physical Spaces with Upcycled Furniture and Art:
Integrating upcycled furniture into previously abandoned or disused spaces greatly reduces the start-up costs of any physical space whether residential or commercial. Moreover, many of the Cafes and other commercial spaces have already been starting to realise the creative, cost benefits and environmental impacts of using old things to provide new experiences.We strongly believe in the positive vision for the future of cities and without collaborative spaces for climate action built with inculcation of eco-friendly and self-sustainability practices is the need of the hour!
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