King County CHOMP | Upcycle Bazaar
King County Circular Economy
Zero Waste, Circular Economy Event
King County and Artist Home (Doe Bay Festival, Timber, Folk Life) asked us to create an “Upcycle Bazaar” program for their 1 day, sustainable living and music festival called, CHOMP!
What exactly is “upcycling”? We realized upcycling was unclear in most of our research and that most people were unclear on what upcycling actually was.
Introduce examples of circular economies in King County in a fun and interactive way through activities like repair and zero-waste, circular products for purchase.
Focus – Zero Waste, Circular Food & Fiber
Activities and products included free clothes repair, powered by food/beer waste or human powered sewing machines. Upcycled sock monster activities for kids, upcycled Eileen Fisher pants into bags, upcycled sails into bags and zero waste grocery and home products.
Finding Common Language
Butterfly diagram: The closer the loop to the user, the less energy it requires. Adopted from the Ellen MacArthur foundation ~ Green – indicates companies in King County using biological upcycling. ~ Blue – indicates technical, non-biodegradable upcycling. ~
We also use zero waste language as well.