The goal of upcycling

 


During last decade we observed rapid growth of in popularity of eco-friendly lifestyle and environmental trends. Surfing on these waves there have been developed 3 ways how to save your waste instead of throwing it into normal bin: recycling, upcycling, downcycling. With these googles we would like you to look also on naiyá candles’ vessels so that life of each product does not end by burning out a candle.

 




Recycling

Energy consuming process

converts a material into something of roughly the same value as it originally was. It is the process resulting in making waste suitable for reuse. In order to adapt for new use by changing the essential form or nature of waste or certain materials altering their original form. This is a very energy consuming process. Recycling is the most common alternative to conventional waste disposal that can save materials from going to waste helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling aims at environmental sustainability by substituting raw materials and redirecting waste outputs into the economic system. The least you can do for our environment after burning out a candle is to throw the vessel into special bin, however we are convinced there are much better options…

 


Upcycling

Converts a material into something of greater value than it originally was. It is more energy efficient than recycling as recycling takes waste products, breaks them down, then forms them into something new. The goal of upcycling is exactly the opposite, it prevents wasting potentially useful materials by making use of already existing ones. This reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and even greenhouse gas emissions. The future of Naiyá candles’ vessels lays right here, they can be reused again for light up your home once again or can be given another life with different purpose such as decoration, glass for drink and snacks or anything else.

 

Downcycling

Converts a material into something of less value than it originally was. It consists in recycling the material into a lower quality substance, which is then used to create a lower-grade product. This is often because the nature of the material prevents it from retaining its former durability once re-processed. Thus, downcycling does not reinsert the material back into its original cycle. Paper and plastic are two materials that do not recycle well, and as a result are often downcycled instead, however glass and ceramics are fortunately different case.

 

What is your way of dealing with waste? Do you RE, UP or DOWN cycle? Keep in on your mind when burning Naiyá candle, no doubts that the vessel can be easily used again!

 

 

 

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