The Circular Way HUB
Register HUB Organization
Upcycling is the recovery and repurposing of discarded objects in a creative way, preventing them from being incinerated or wasted in landfills. The objects are repurposed to create products with a higher esthetic value. In the case of furniture, for instance, it often has to be repaired, renovated or refurbished as a whole or parts that are reused in other pieces.
In the EU, 10 million tonnes of furniture are discarded every year . We discard furniture when it is damaged, but also when we want to substitute it with new designs. Upcycling the furniture instead of disposing of it avoids incineration (which would cause CO2 emissions) and the waste of materials and of the resources used in the production, such as water and energy.
How youngsters can get involved
Skills and Competences
Atelier Extramuros (France): https://www.atelier-extramuros.com/
Extramuros L’Association (France): https://www.extramuros.org/
ReFunk (Ireland): https://www.refunkupcycling.com/
Upcycle Furniture (Italy): https://upcyclefurniture.it/
Impact Furniture (Belgium): https://oxfambelgique.be/impact-furniture
Buurman (Netherlands): https://www.buurman.in/english