BENGALURU: To those of you who dream of a zero waste living and want to plan a sustainable lifestyle, listen up.
One entreprenuer in the city has taken it upon himself to collect your discarded goods and turn them into purses, clutches and funky keychains among others. Mitin Paul, 26, started UnU Store, a few months ago. The team invites people to drop unwanted items in their drop-box and upcycles them into products that are then put up for sale on their website.
Employees of Infosys have donated their unwanted goods to the team to upcycle.
“There is a story behind the logo of the page. It is a boomerang. It implies that what you give comes back to you. We give back the same thing, but it has a new life. It is both creative and useful,” says Mitin, who has a workshop in Indira Nagar.
Laptop sleeves made with trousers and kurti or denim pants and shirts, the left out material is then turned into clutches.
Fridge magnets are made out of casettes and coasters from CDs. The team makes mini-posters out of CDs.
E-waste is another problem that Mitin’s team is trying to address. He is now working on finding alternative ways to use cable wires, upcycle and incorporate different e-waste into his creations.