Upcycling Workshops In Singapore --

Transform the old into something bold today!

Eco-Friendly Crafts by Ecoponics

Upcycling in Singapore is becoming an increasingly popular trend. At Ecoponics, our upcycling workshops provide a creative outlet for participants to repurpose old items into something of higher quality or of higher value than the original old product, as a result reducing their waste output. 

Our upcycling workshops are specially-designed with the objective of educating participants on ways they can lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, how they can reduce waste through creative means by upcycling, and how they can play their part in contributing to a more sustainable future.


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What We Do:


Join us as we continue to engage & enrich our future communities through our science & environmental hands-on workshops. 


Students will learn how upcycling defers from recycling, its benefits & have hands-on experience in making their own upcycled craft


School-wide or corporate-wide engagement programme to promote awareness and inspire action towards a more sustainable future.


Our sustainability assembly talks encourage individuals to think creatively about waste and promote environmental consciousness.


Do your part for the environment as a department/company - how about going green for your next team building retreat?


Workshops that promotes sustainability and eco-consciousness, while providing a fun and memorable experience for employees to bond


Site visits & field trips to local green spaces, and opportunities to engage with experts in the field


Providing a holistic approach to sustainability education, equipping individuals with the knowledge, and mindset to make informed decisions and contribute to a more sustainable future.
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Paper Mache Mask

Make your own upcycled paper mache mask using old newspapers or paper scraps!

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Upcycled Paper Making

Give your old paper scraps a new lease of life by making it new again through our upcycled paper making workshop!

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Toilet Roll Stationary Holder

A simple & useful DIY project that helps reduce waste by upcycling toilet roll!

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PET Bottle Self Watering Planter

A PET bottle self-watering planter is a sustainable gardening solution that uses recycled plastic bottles to create a self-sustaining plant container.

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PET Bottle Piggy Bank

A simple & useful DIY project that helps reduce waste by upcycling PET Bottles to make PET Bottle Piggy Banks.

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PVC Banner Bifold Wallet

A PVC banner bifold wallet is a type of wallet that is made from repurposed PVC banners.

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PVC Banner Coin Pouch

A PVC banner coin pouch is a type of small pouch made from repurposed PVC banners.

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PVC Banner Name Card Holder

A PVC banner name card holder is a type of holder made from repurposed PVC banners, which are durable and waterproof materials commonly used for outdoor advertising and signage.

Upcycled Fabric Braided Coaster

Upcycled Fabric Braided Coaster

This unique and eco-friendly accessory is made by repurposing old T-shirts, by cutting them into strips and braiding them together, you can expect to create a sturdy and colourful coaster, giving new life to discarded textiles!


Upcycled Paper Mache Figurines

Ecoponics’ Paper Mache Figurines Workshop will teach you the art of paper mache for you to sculpt beautiful figurines using scrap paper waste. Mould as you wish and unleash your creativity through eco-friendly means with us!

Workshop Gallery

Client Testimonials

“It has been a fulfilling session & everyone loved the workshop, especially the hands-on activity. Thank you!"
- Janice, Siglap South CC
(Upcycled Terrarium Workshop)
"The assembly talk was very interactive despite it being done via zoom, thank you Sarah for conducting it for us. I really need the kids to learn and am very thankful that you are helping to educate them"
- Li Ting, North Spring Primary (Sustainability Assembly Talk)
“I'm surprised that the leather off-cuts were of pretty alright quality, the slight blemishes helps to add a little bit of character to my leatherpiece and I'm all for it! Thanks for conducting Ecoponics!
- Josephine, participant from public workshop
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Turning Trash Into Treasure

Give your unused items a new lease of life through our upcycling initiatives! 

Our upcycling workshop in Singapore is looking for materials to use in our upcoming projects & we’re seeking items such as fabric, clothing, plastic bottles, cartons, cardboard and any other materials that can be repurposed into something new and beautiful. Your donation will help us continue to provide sustainable and creative opportunities for our community.

If you have any materials you would like to donate, please let us know. We would be happy to arrange a pickup or drop-off time that works for you. We also appreciate any help spreading the word about our upcycling workshops and our mission to reduce waste and promote sustainability in Singapore!

Contact us at [email protected] or drop us a whatsapp at +65 8688 6636.

Workshop Description

Group Size

Min 5 Pax

Convenient Location

Our studio: Take Exit B from Marymount MRT and walk towards MAPEX building. Proceed to the third floor via the lift and exit through 2 doors on the right to the carpark. We are located right at the end!

We can also go to your preferred venue of choice!


1-2 hours

Professional Trainers

Each trainer will be assigned to a few participants to ensure that full guidance is provided

Ideal For

Ecoponics Upcycling workshops can be suitable for a wide range of people, regardless of age or background. Here are some examples of who can benefit from upcycling workshops:

  1. Adults: Upcycling workshops can be a great way for adults to learn new skills and get creative, while also promoting sustainable practices and reducing waste.

  2. Children: Upcycling workshops can be a fun and engaging way for children to learn about sustainability and the importance of reducing waste, while also developing their creativity and problem-solving skills.

  3. Students: Upcycling workshops can be a great way for students to learn about sustainability and environmental issues, while also developing hands-on skills and gaining practical experience.

  4. Community groups: Upcycling workshops can be a great way to bring together members of a community or group, while also promoting sustainable practices and reducing waste.

  5. Businesses: Upcycling workshops can be a great way for businesses to promote sustainability and social responsibility, while also providing employees with a fun and engaging way to develop new skills and get creative.

Overall, Ecoponics upcycling workshops can be suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainability, reducing waste, and getting creative with existing materials and products.

MOE-Certified Instructors

Hands-On Learning

Worked with more than 100 schools in Singapore

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcycling is a similar concept to recycling. Instead of discarding materials or objects, upcycling is a method of using creative ways to re-use  discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.


The workshops can range from 1-2 hours, depending on the level of difficulty of making the product. Should you have a specific duration in mind, do let us know and we will be able to recommend the workshops accordingly!

Our workshops are suitable for primary & secondary school students in Singapore. These workshops are suitable for students who would want to learn about upcycling, its benefits and also how to upcycle an unwanted item/material into something of use or of a higher quality.

To support the zero-waste movement, we would like to encourage participants to bring their own recycled item (plastic bottles, bottle caps) etc. We will be able to provide supplementary items such as glue, rubber bands etc. The lesson will also be conducted by our certified instructors and trainers.

  • What is Upcycling
  • Upcycling Vs Recycling
  • Upcycling & its effects on the environment
  • Hands-On step by step guide on making their craft

Upcycling is the process of transforming waste materials or unwanted products into new and useful items of better quality or value. Here are some of the benefits of upcycling:

  1. Reduces waste: Upcycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, which helps to conserve resources and minimize environmental impact.

  2. Saves energy: Upcycling uses less energy compared to recycling, which involves melting down and reforming materials. By repurposing existing materials, upcycling saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Promotes creativity: Upcycling encourages creativity and innovation, as it involves finding new and imaginative ways to use old materials and products.

  4. Saves money: Upcycling can be an affordable alternative to buying new products, as it uses existing materials that may otherwise be thrown away.

  5. Supports local economy: Upcycling supports local artisans and small businesses who can turn waste materials into unique and valuable products.

  6. Reduces carbon footprint: Upcycling reduces the carbon footprint of a product by reducing the need for virgin materials and energy-intensive manufacturing processes.

Overall, upcycling is a sustainable and eco-friendly practice that can help to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote creativity and innovation.


Upcycling, recycling, and downcycling are three different processes of waste management, and the main differences among them are:

  1. Upcycling: Upcycling refers to the process of taking waste materials or unwanted products and turning them into something of higher quality and value. It involves using creative and innovative methods to transform an item into a new product without degrading the original material. For example, turning old t-shirts to make a brand new fabric tote bag.

  2. Recycling: Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. This process involves breaking down waste materials and converting them into raw materials that can be used to make new products. For example, turning old plastic bottles into new plastic bottles, or paper into new paper products.

  3. Downcycling: Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials into a product of lesser value or quality. This process involves breaking down waste materials and converting them into lower-quality raw materials that are used to make new products. For example, turning old tires into rubber mulch, or crushing glass bottles to create insulation.

In summary, upcycling involves turning waste materials into products of higher value, recycling involves converting waste materials into new materials, and downcycling involves converting waste materials into materials of lesser value or quality.

In our upcycling workshops, learn more about the difference waste management methods!

Yes, it is possible to practice upcycling at home! In fact, many upcycling projects can be done using materials you already have around the house. Upcycling is all about creativity and finding new uses for old items, and with a little bit of imagination and effort, you can turn almost anything into something new and useful.

To get started with upcycling at home, you can begin by looking for items that you no longer use or need, but that still have some life left in them. These could be things like old clothing, furniture, or household items that could be transformed into something new.

You can then start to brainstorm ideas for how to upcycle these items, using tools and materials that you may already have at home, such as paint, fabric, or basic woodworking tools.

There are also many resources available online that can provide inspiration and guidance for upcycling projects at home, such as tutorials, videos, and project ideas.

Overall, upcycling can be a fun and rewarding way to reduce waste and give new life to old items, and it’s definitely something that can be practiced and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home!

All materials will be provided for the upcycling workshop! Just come in with an open mind, ready to embark on your upcycled craft, and learn more about what upcycling is. 

Our workshops can accommodate both small-scale and large-scale numbers of participants. We would require a minimum of 5 pax to start our upcycling workshop!  

You can upcycle a wide range of materials and objects, depending on your interests and creativity. Here are some examples of things you can upcycle:

  1. Clothing and textiles: Old clothing can be transformed into new clothing items, bags, or even home decor such as pillow covers or rugs.

  2. Furniture: Old furniture can be refinished or repurposed into something new and useful, such as a unique shelving unit, a coffee table, or a bench.

  3. Household items: Old items around the house, such as glass jars, tin cans, or wine corks, can be turned into storage containers, vases, or even artwork.

  4. Electronics: Old electronics, such as cell phones or computers, can be taken apart and used to create new tech items, or even transformed into unique sculptures.

  5. Packaging materials: Materials such as cardboard boxes, egg cartons, or plastic bags can be used to create artwork, storage containers, or even furniture.

  6. Building materials: Salvaged building materials, such as wood or metal, can be repurposed into new furniture pieces or home decor.

  7. Vehicle parts: Old car parts, such as tires or hubcaps, can be used to create unique outdoor furniture or yard art.

These are just a few examples of the many things you can upcycle. The possibilities are endless, and the key is to look at things with a creative eye and think about how they can be transformed into something new and useful.

Upcycling is closely related to sustainability because it promotes the reuse of materials and products that would otherwise be discarded as waste. By upcycling, we can reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills and incinerators, as well as the amount of energy and resources required to create new products from raw materials.

Sustainability is all about finding ways to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Upcycling is a sustainable practice because it allows us to use existing resources more efficiently, which can help to reduce our overall environmental impact.

In addition to reducing waste and conserving resources, upcycling can also help to promote creativity and innovation, as people find new and innovative ways to transform old items into something new and useful.

Overall, upcycling is a great way to promote sustainability, as it helps to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote creativity and innovation. By upcycling, we can contribute to a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.

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