Upcycled? Another eco-word to understand! At Green Home Gear we are doing our best to be on top of the developing environmental vocabulary, like upcycled products vs recycled products.
Upcycled: creating a new product from another product
Our new aprons and placemats made from upcycled cotton denim are a perfect example of upcycled products. Leftover scraps of denim destined for the waste bin have been salvaged and rewoven into a soft, new, durable cotton fabric.
Recycled: breaking down an object in a facility to produce a new product, such as recycling aluminum cans to make new cans. Cans made from recycled aluminum are less expensive to produce than those made from raw aluminum.
Reuse/Repurpose: a new use for an old object, saving it from the landfill
All of these are vital to our environmental stewardship and eco-conscious choices for our green homes. You are probably already making some of these green choices. We're all in this together!