What is the difference between compostable, recyclable and upcycling?

We get it…. so. much. jargon. It can get confusing. To explain it as simply as we can, when a product is compostable, (like our compostable cups or bags) it can be decomposed to organic nutrient matter when disposed of properly, and by then it’s in a state that can be returned to the ground. […]

We get it…. so. much. jargon. It can get confusing. To explain it as simply as we can, when a product is compostable, (like our compostable cups or bags) it can be decomposed to organic nutrient matter when disposed of properly, and by then it’s in a state that can be returned to the ground. Recycling and upcycling are similar in that they both involve using existing products (instead of using new resources) and creating them into something else. The key difference is what happens to the existing product. When a product is recyclable (like our recyclable bags), it’s broken down from its current state through a recycling process and turned into raw materials ready to be repurposed to make a new item. However, upcycling is when a product is used in its existing current state to create something new (for example, using old coat hangers to make light fittings).

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