Ecoponics Upcycling Workshops

Paper Making

According to the National Environment Agency’s latest statistics, the recycling rate of paper in Singapore is at 39%. In stating the obvious that more can be done at various systemic levels to improve this rate, we at Ecoponics believe that marrying artistic creativity with an upcycling idea enables us to achieve the goal of helping improve environmental sustainability in Singapore, while increasing the value of a certain used and to-be-discarded product through artistic modes and techniques.

With our Upcycled Paper workshop, participants will be exposed to an age-old technique of making paper. Participants will come out of the workshop with a useful skill to create new paper from to-be discarded ones in their spare time, so that they do not have to keep buying new ones. Need paper for your next decorative project or have an upcycling theme in mind for that Valentine’s day card? How about making it yourself with our easy-to-follow, step-by-step upcycling method, and save yourself some bucks!

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Workshop Description

Programme Highlights

In our Upcycled Paper Workshops, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about the issue of waste and how waste is managed in Singapore.
  2. Explain what upcycling is and how it differs from recycling.
  3. Understand the benefits that upcycling has on our environment.
  4. Have their own hands-on experience in making a upcycled paper.

Ecoponics aims to expose participants to essential environmental education and inspire them to take action towards a more sustainable future. These workshops offer an innovative solution to the problem of single-use banners while also promoting a sustainable way of living. 

Through the Upcycled Paper Workshops, participants gain knowledge and skills about
upcycling and environmental education while contributing to the reduction of


Convenient Location

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!


1-1.5 Hours

All Materials Provided & Trainers Guidance

All necessary materials and most equipment required for the workshops will be provided by Ecoponics. In addition, certified instructors and trainers guide participants through the entire process, from theory to practical application.

Participants learn about the differences between upcycling and recycling, the benefits of upcycling to the environment, and how to create functional items from used materials.

Other Options

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DIY Kits

Ideal For

  • Children
  • Team Building
  • Work together as a team

Benefits of Upcycled Paper Workshops

Upcycling Is A Crucial Step Towards Creating A Sustainable Future

At Ecoponics, we believe that upcycling is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable future. The world is generating an increasing amount of waste, and landfills are filling up rapidly, which is leading to space shortages. By repurposing used materials into new products, we can help reduce waste and conserve resources, which is crucial for creating a sustainable future.

Engage in Experiential Learning & Hands-On Activities Through Upcycling

Our Upcycled Paper Making Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to engage in experiential learning and hands-on activities. Through this approach, participants can learn more effectively and retain knowledge for longer periods.

By creating functional items from used materials, such as old newspapers, participants learn how to apply the principles of upcycling to their daily lives and become more mindful of their environmental impact.

Promote Sustainable & Responsible Way Of Living Through Upcycling

These upcycling workshops are not just about creating beautiful and functional items but also about promoting a sustainable and responsible way of living.

We believe that everyone has a part to play in creating a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations, and our workshops promise to provide a fun and accessible way to do so.

Other Paper Upcycling Workshops

We are able to customize our upcycled paper workshops according to the needs and requirements of our clients. Speak to us to find out more!


Paper Mache Mask | Ecoponics Singapore | June, 2024

Paper Mache Mask

Handcrafted paper mache mask, perfect for masquerades, parties, or decor, made from paper pulp and shaped into unique designs, lightweight and eco-friendly.

Upcycling Paper Making Workshop FAQ

We source old newspapers from community centres, organizations, and public donors, magazine tear-outs, used foolscap papers, flyers, torn envelopes, as some examples. Participants can also bring their own used papers.

Our Paper Mache Workshops are suitable for all ages, from primary school students to adults. The workshops provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about environmental issues while being creative and having fun. They hence serve as an excellent way to take a break from the daily stresses of life and enjoy a relaxing and engaging experience.

At Ecoponics, we believe that upcycling is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable future. The world is generating an increasing amount of waste, and landfills are filling up rapidly, which is leading to space shortages. By repurposing used materials into new products, we can help reduce waste and conserve resources, which is crucial for creating a sustainable future.

Of course! Bring your used printed papers and writing/drawing papers and we can upcycle them into products that provide fun and a sense of gratification that comes with engaging your artistic side.

You have absolutely nothing to worry about! At Ecoponics, we believe in providing an inclusive learning environment in our workshops that caters to the needs of learners of various types and paces. We are unique individuals who process information differently. Our workshops and the accompanying Powerpoint presentations have lots of visual and graphic information and illustrations to support the verbal instruction, which utilizes simple, every day language with very little to no technical jargon, as much as possible, with a mindfulness on pacing. Even if there are some scientific/environmental terms and concepts that we cannot avoid mentioning, our trainers always endeavour to explain these concepts in a way that a lay person can understand and benefit from the information. This, in fact, is one of our key strengths, and why we have been very successful at generating repeat enquiries for our workshops over the years.

Our Upcycled Paper Workshops are beginner-friendly and are suitable for all ages! No experience is required. Our experienced, friendly, and patient trainers are well known for their very clear, step-by-step, and well-paced guidance throughout the workshops.

Our Upcycled Paper Mache Workshops can be completed within 1-1.5h, inclusive of both theory and hands-on practical experience, so it doesn’t take too long at all.

The Upcycled Paper workshop is great for pre-teens, teenagers and adults.

Yes, you can! You can bring your own bag to safely store your creation in as you transport it back to your home, or we can provide for you. In the spirit of environmental sustainability however, we always encourage our participants to bring their own reusable bags.

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