Seeing waste as a resource, and turning it into art.

The issue: UpCycling is a process where waste is transformed into high quality aesthetically pleasing products. It provides a way to improve living standards, save resources, and clean the planet.

The idea: Ok and Marc’s idea is to demonstrate the viability of Up Cycling as a practical contribution towards creating a more sustainable Auroville. They will do this by creating an art gallery and creative space to unite all involved in UpCycling, conducting workshops at schools, and training labourers.

How it started: “Reduce. Re-use. Recycle.” Many have heard the phrase, but an Auroville recycling event in 2010 was the inspiration behind this project.

The team: Ok and Marc are both creative designers with a vision to consciously create new objects from waste. They have five years experimenting ways to convert waste into highend products.

Untld Tamil Nadu is helping UpCycling with:

  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Provide training to laborers
  • Support to build business