Upcycling is the solution to a new life for many objects, here are 30 examples
We have all heard the word recycling, but how many of you have heard of upcycling?
This concept was the title of a book written in German by Gunter Pauli in 1996, being the free translation of the word upsizing (the opposite of downsizing). The German edition was adapted for the German language and culture by Johannes F. Hartkemeyer, then director of the Volkshochschule in Osnabruck. This concept was later incorporated by William McDonough and Michael Braungart in their 2002 book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. They claim that the goal of upcycling is to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials by using existing ones. This reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a decrease in energy consumption, a reduction in air and water pollution, and even a reduction in fuel emissions.
Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is part of the recycling process. Downcycling involves the conversion of some materials and products into others of lower quality. Most recycling processes involve this very conversion. For example, during plastic recycling, several different types of plastic are mixed, resulting in a hybrid material that has inferior qualities and structural defects.
In developing countries, where raw materials are often expensive, upcycling is practiced quite often to save money and resources.
1.Giving a second chance to this school benches
2.Plastic shipping straps are good for a cat bag
3.Winter shelter for cats
4.A military file cabinet
5.A old fan into a new lamp
6.Upcycling plastic bags
7.T-shirts into rug
8.An old microwave cart
9.An old TV
11.An old TV stand
13.A brocken pot
14.An old grill
20.Old candle lit
21.A good idea
22.That was a blanket
24.Clothes for babies
25.An old window screen
26.A new cat bed
28.TV with cats
29.A little bookcase
30.Old bike transformation
20 fascinating finds discovered by people who did not even think that such luck would smile at them
Treasures are hidden around us, and we may not even know about them and think that we live an incredibly boring and everyday life. But if you stop for a minute and take a good look around, you can see many wonders and treasures that are hidden here and there. We have collected for you photographs of interesting finds that people have discovered and hastened to share their joy with the Internet.
"Today, while cleaning the pantry at my new job, I found an 1893 newspaper."
“I work in Florida collecting water samples from different bodies of water. And one of the working days I found a stingray spike "
“In the back of my parents' barn, I found the original 1985 Back to the Future skateboard. It is a pity that it is in such a shabby condition, but still a great find! "
"Chopping wood and noticed a piece of wood that resembles the sky from Van Gogh's Starry Night."
"The exoskeleton of a praying mantis I found attached to the side of my car."
"We found a stone that looks like an alligator."
"An old submarine I stumbled upon off the coast of Stockholm, Sweden."
"Found a steam room and jacuzzi in the basement behind the wall during a demonstration at home."
"We took the carpet off the floor and expected to see concrete, but instead we found this masterpiece from the 70s."
"Found the perfect salt crystal in my sea salt bag."
"35 rings I found on the beach"
"100 years ago, someone lost this coin purse, and I found what was left of it."
"I boiled an egg and found no yolk in it."
"A strange lemon that grew on our lemon tree"
"This tree I found grows in itself."
“Several years ago I found a young albino oak in my garden and realized that plants can also be albinos”
"I found a spiral dandelion"
"Discovered a starfish in one of my mussels"
Humpback Whale Jaw Bone I Found This Weekend in New England
"I think I found a Soviet bottle of Pepsi-Cola"
20 drawings full of bitter truth about the world from an artist who sees everything through and through
Milan-based Italian freelance illustrator Marco Melgrati mainly draws illustrations for magazines, newspapers and websites, but when it comes to his personal work, Marco tries to illustrate what is wrong with our society. The artist shows all the flaws of our world, bringing them to the surface so that we once again think about how we live.
"Everything is fine, guys, I'm fine"
If it were the other way around
Don't get hooked
If the events of those years happened today
What happens to a relationship when one person is sick and the other has to look after him
Time to evolve
Don't play with it, take care of yourself and those around you
Self-deception on the web
Does it breathe?
TikTok reveals the wildest sides of personality
Lies by politicians
Sometimes it's worth looking up from the screens to see what's happening in the real world
"It's a pity but not a pity"
Hard times for travelers
When we look at a well-made item with a thoughtful appearance and attention to detail, as well as ergonomic and maximally convenient to use, then we can confidently say that this is an item with a good design, and not a consumer goods, which is made for a blooper. You will find examples of such useful and simply funny looking ones in our article.
On one of the streets of the Turkish city of Mardin, paving slabs were painted so that it looked like a traditional carpet.
Infinitely cute design of milk boxes from Vera Zvereva
A bench made in the form of a book. The design, of course, is amazing, but the problem came with the functionality - it is inconvenient to sit on it, according to eyewitnesses
Studio Ghibli designed this DVD box to look like the characters are looking at their reflection in the water.
1920s perfume bottle shaped like an orange slice
A package that turns its owner into a Wolverine
Bollards next to a school in Dublin look like pencils
You can drink water and fill the bottle with sand and use it as a dumbbell
Staircase railings with built-in seats on each landing for those who need a short break before going up to the next floor
Killing Strong Coffee Mug
Clever handrail design casting shadows like piano keys
"Our wedding rings are laser-engraved with each other's fingerprints."
The drain is located directly under the soap dispenser so it does not stain the sink
Eiffel Tower Fork
A slice of Swiss mountains in a water bottle
Lego waffle iron that will delight not only children, but also amuse adults
You can light and extinguish the flames on this sweater with sequins
National Geographic's doorknob looks like the logo of the National Geographic Society
Customizable table lamp
20 mesmerizing photos of nature, which is unbearably beautiful in its diversity
A person always instinctively gravitates towards nature, so trees are planted in cities and water bodies are arranged, and people keep plants in their houses. Nature can rightfully be considered the mother of humanity, because if it were not for her, then there would be no us. And like every child who considers his mother the most beautiful, we cannot stop admiring the views of nature, which can be so different, but in whatever form they appear, they are always fascinating. We have collected 20 outstanding nature photographs for you, accompanying them with informative information whenever possible. Get the apples, now we will visit with you many of the most beautiful places on the planet Earth.
View of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland
In the background you can see the beautiful and majestic Matterhorn mountain, the outlines of which may seem familiar to you thanks to the image on the packaging of the famous Toblerone chocolate 🍫
Two tourists in the Alps
If you darken the photo, then on it you can see the structure of the snow, traces and .. spots on the photographer's lens
Dragon Eye, Norway
The photo was taken on one of the most famous beaches of the Lofoten Islands - Uttakleiv. This beach is famous for its unusual rock formations, one of which is the Dragon's Eye 👁️
White wisterias, Japan
Contrary to popular belief, wisteria is not a tree, but a deciduous vine. In the photo you can see the pillars to which the plant is tied with ropes. If the wisteria has nothing to cling to, then it will grow on the ground 💮
Mount Etna spewing lava into the night sky of Sicily, Italy
The eruption occurred on June 22, 2021, as a result of which the Etna volcano threw lava hundreds of meters into the air 🌋
Crystal clear waters of Boracay island, Philippines
Boracay was reportedly quite dirty a few years ago, but the authorities closed the island to renovate beaches, etc. 🏝
Endless snowy forest in Finland
It is reported that it is very dangerous to approach snow-covered trees, as there may be so-called snow wells under them. A snow well is an area under snow-covered trees, under which snow has a very low density. The depth of the "wells" can reach 6 meters, and if you get there, you can easily suffocate 🌲
Rocks of Moher, Ireland
There are reportedly many anti-suicide tablets on these rocks. In addition, there is even a prayer and meditation room for people contemplating suicide 🙏
Night over Alaska
This photo was taken at Girdwood (45 km from Anchorage), where the Alyeska ski resort is located 🎿
Lake Baldeneise in Essen city, Germany
Wave out of the forest 🌊
Mount Fuji, Japan
The photo was taken in the Japanese village of Hakone 🗻
A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree created a carpet of golden leaves behind the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the mountainous region of Zhongnan, China
Ginkgo is a fruiting tree, but its fresh fruits (and those that lie under the tree) are reported to smell very bad. However, despite this, the Chinese are very fond of eating them 🍂
Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
This place is located in the northern part of Pakistan.
A bridge built by nature itself, Punkaharju, Finland
It remains only to find out how nature managed to lay the road so smoothly 😉
Tulip fields in the Netherlands
The main thing is not to tell Instagrammers where it is, otherwise they will destroy everything 🤳
A very strange rock seen in Norway
In geology, this phenomenon is called chevron folds, which often form in layered sedimentary rocks.
Iceland in the summer at 2:30 am
Lupins, lakes and lots of sunshine at 2 am 🌸
Ice cave in Iceland, glowing at sunset
Like a giant ice lantern 💡
Abandoned McDermott Castle, located in the middle of a lake in County Roscommon, Ireland
Reportedly, this castle was impregnable for a long time due to the fact that it was almost impossible to besiege it. But he still managed to break it with the help of floating catapults and fire-ships (a ship loaded with flammable or explosives, used for arson or detonation).
Но давайте себе представим современное объявление о его продаже: «Особняк под капитальный ремонт на 26 спален с великолепным видом на озеро. Продаётся вместе с очень большой ямой отчаяния» 🏰 But let’s imagine a modern ad for its sale: “Fully renovated 26-bedroom mansion with magnificent lake views.