WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW
Giving new life to unwanted items
Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and giving it new life as something that is either useful or creative. This seemingly basic concept has sparked an exciting revolution with this generation.
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other half of the recycling process.
Recycling vs. Upcycling. Upcycling items can be a fun family activity. Recycling means to turn waste into a reusable product or to refurbish a product for reuse. Upcycling, a particular form of recycling, involves turning waste material or an unwanted product into a better-quality product.
At WoodFest Country Show, in keeping with our focus on sustainability and ecological issues, we have featured several innovative upcycling companies over the last few years. Each year we seem to attract more and more as this form of furniture making and art creation is becoming more and more popular. Some wonderfully inspiring items to use and decorate your home and garden with.