What is Upcycling?

The term “Upcycling”  came into existence not long ago and has acquired significance in sustainability attempts. It still has to gain popularity, but its necessity as a goal for how to progress makes its definition crucial. We can define Upcycling as a process that can be continuously repeated without any degradation to its latent worth and usable way

What is Recycling? 

As we all know recycling is a practice that takes an object and targets it for reuse, returning it to the cycle of daily contribution to society rather than discarding it to waste. In a simpler word, upcycling repurpose something that has been discarded as a waste that makes upcycling even greener than recycling.

Recycling Vs Upcycling

Take a recycling example: if someone gives some beer bottles for recycling. A certified recycler would process the bottles, convert them into the raw material and make out of them a glass mug, but if the same item was given to the Upcycling Professional, they would probably make a table using those bottles as a stand. This not only reduces carbon emissions but also encourages creativity and preserves resources

Saying upcycling is relatively recent will be a surprise because it has actually been around for thousands of years. Back in “old days,” when you couldn’t just drive to the closest big-box department store, individuals kept upgrading everyday items

UpcyclIT ®, Surplus Service’s registered trademark, is an option to recycling. Upcycling vs. recycling offers many benefits. At Surplus Service, we think each business and industry today has several types of electronic equipment. This equipment’s helpful life will end at some point and ecologically responsible disposal becomes crucial. As the quantity of these surplus electronics increases dramatically annually, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, their appropriate upcycling disposal becomes even more critical.

Here are a few advantages of UpcyclIT ® over Recycling

  • Less chance of e-waste going abroad. Sixty-eight percent of U.S .- produced electronics are transported abroad to locations like Guiyu, China, the world’s e-waste dumping ground, where children — who can be discovered sorting through ancient electronic components — are subjected to poisonous e-waste
  • No energy, resources, pollution, raw materials or transport required to recycle property or replace products
  • Great chance to recycle electronics for cash, meaning taxes saved by customers and the state
  • Secondary use leads to SMEs that profit from these resources
  • Computers are up to 20 times more energy-efficient than recycling

Since many waste disposal sites are closing their premises to surplus electronics companies, We at Surplus Service in Fremont, CA, provide e-waste recycling alternatives through upcycling. To know more visit www.surplusservice.com

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