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Trophy Alternatives

A Sustainable and Innovative Approach by Upstream Trophies

In an era where sustainability is not just a choice but a necessity, the traditional approach to commemorating achievements is evolving, and traditional trophies are being reconsidered. Upstream Trophies presents an innovative solution, offering trophy alternatives that embody environmental consciousness, artistic expression, and forward-thinking.

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The Need for Alternatives to Traditional Trophies

While traditional trophies have long been symbols of success, their environmental impact and lack of uniqueness have led many to seek alternatives. Upstream Trophies addresses these concerns by providing awards that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also eco-friendly and uniquely memorable.

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Upstream Trophies: Redefining The Trophy

A subsidiary of the Better Future Factory, Upstream Trophies is at the forefront of redefining what a trophy represents. By using recycled materials like water bottles, we create alternatives to what is currently the norm, our trophies are a testament to sustainability and innovation.

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Unique Alternatives by Upstream Trophies

At Upstream Trophies, the focus is on reinventing the way we celebrate achievements. Exploring alternatives to traditional trophies, we aim to present a range of innovative designs that redefine what trophies can be.

  1. Tailor-Made Trophies for Every Achievement
    Upstream Trophies offers a range of custom designs, allowing for a high degree of personalisation. For example, a trophy might be made of recycled tennis racket parts, or incorporates elements from specific products, whether the occasion is a professional company event or a basketball tournament, the possibilities are endless.
  2. The Story Behind Each Trophy: Narrative-Driven Design
    Upstream trophies stand for more than just an award; they are a narrative. Each trophy carries its history, transforming waste into symbols of achievement. This aspect not only adds value to the trophy but also sparks conversations about sustainability and innovation.
  3. Technology in Trophy Making
    Utilising advanced technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting, we can create elegant and meaningful trophies from recycled materials. This innovative approach sets our trophies apart from traditional awards.
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Benefits of Choosing Upstream Trophies

Choosing Upstream Trophies is more than just opting for a unique award, it means choosing a box of benefits; it’s about embracing a philosophy that values sustainability, creativity, and community.

  • Environmental Impact: Choosing Upstream’s trophies made from recycled materials, such as plastic water bottles retrieved from Dutch canal waste, significantly reduces environmental waste. Each Upstream trophy stands as an example of how sustainable practices can be incorporated into traditional concepts.
  • Personalisation and Creativity: Our custom trophies allow for a unique and creative representation of achievements, they are moving beyond the standard and towards personalised recognition.
  • Community Engagement: Upstream’s commitment to local sourcing minimises the carbon footprint and strengthens community bonds, showing that a trophy can be a source of positive community impact.
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How to Choose Your Upstream Trophy

Upstream Trophies provides a diverse range of designs, ensuring that each trophy is apt for the occasion and echoes the essence of sustainability. We cater to a wide range of events, for example from sports tournaments to corporate functions and academic ceremonies. The customisation process is collaborative, ensuring that each trophy aligns with the client’s vision and the spirit of the event.

What is next?

Choosing Upstream Trophies means embracing a future where awards are not just symbols of success, but they are also of responsibility towards the planet. This approach to award-giving celebrates achievements while supporting a more sustainable and innovative future. As we move forward, considering such innovative and eco-friendly options for celebrating achievements becomes not just a choice, but a responsibility.

To explore these sustainable alternatives for your next event, contact Upstream Trophies at 0031 (0)10 850 4931 or and join our journey towards a more sustainable future in award-giving.

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Tailor made

We'll custom design a unique trophy for you. Next to the design also the materials can be chosen, each waste material has its own narrative which can connect with the brand or award ceremony.

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Choose the perfect trophy from a selection of standard designs & materials. These trophies are all made from sustainable materials and can be quickly manufactured.