Life Cycle of our products

Ciclomanias looks at waste as a resource to create upcycled products. All the products are handmade using recycled materials such as corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminum caps. The unique designs are based on a technique called “Ludoplastia” which uses the geometric shapes to build three dimensional products that can replace products with a higher environmental impact such as ceramics, wood, plastics, and metal.

The cradle-to-cradle products created at Ciclomanias emulates natural systems by reincorporating the materials used into a closed loop system and by extending the life span of the products. Ciclomanias is also looking for ways to reduce its carbon emissions by purchasing carbon offsets through its Etsy online shop. Ciclomanias contributes to a circular economy by upcycling recycled materials and teaching others that waste does not have to end up in the landfill but can have other creative uses.

The infographics below show the supply chain and circularity of the products made of recycled plastic bottles and recycled corrugated cardboard boxes and tubes.

Crafts Made of Corrugated Cardboard

All our corrugated cardboard products are handmade. We use 98 percent post consumer materials, which we recycle and transform into a wide variety of decorative and useful products for your home and office. We use environmentally friendly paints and glue which can be dispose on your organic bin.

Crafts Made of Plastic Bottles

All our crafts made of plastic bottles are handmade. We use 98 percent post consumer materials, which we recycle and transform into a wide variety of waterproof products for your home and office. We use 100 percent acrylic polymer emulsion paints, which are more environmentally friendly than oil-based paints.