Upcycling / by Cecilia Lim

Living wall with plastic drink bottle planters in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Living wall with plastic drink bottle planters in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Can we talk about upcycling? It is literally transforming trash into treasure, and it is one of the greenest things we can do for ourselves and our environment.

Wiki defines upcycling, “also known as creative reuse, [as] the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”

Upcycling does not always require a how-to. It can be as simple as storing pens and pencils in a can. Or storing beans in nut butter jars.

At SEA interiors, upcycling is the elevation to which we aspire. Recycling is good. Upcycling is better.