We only have one Planet, so let’s take care of it together!
Snowboarders and Skiers, welcome to my upcycling project page – goggle covers! My name is Kasia and I’ve been spending the winter season in the mountains for several years now. Knowing how much the clothing industry contributes to environmental degradation, I came up with the idea of creating goggle covers from leftover materials.
Upcycling – what is it
Upcycling is a form of reprocessing waste from which valuable items are created. In recycling, a material is used as a secondary raw material whose structure is changed.
Upcycling is giving new life to old, unnecessary objects, changing their function. It is worth noting that, unlike recycling, upcycling reduces electricity and gas consumption to a minimum, relying on manual techniques. This also contributes to caring for our environment.
The materials used to sew the goggle covers come from leftovers from the sewing rooms of several local Polish companies.
LET’S BE GREEN
Did you know that 60 per cent of all clothes produced end up in landfills or are burned within a year of production!
There is also a clear problem of increasing clothing waste – only 1% is recycled and made into new clothes. In the European Union alone, people throw away an average of 11 kg of clothes per person per year, while they buy 26 kg. (source)