DEFINITION: The process of making adaptations to used items so as to increase their value, practical benefits and/or perceived beauty. Upcycling is also known as creative reuse and is seen by some as the opposite of traditional recycling. Industrial upcycling describes the use of technologies to reduce waste and resource consumption by creating a hgh-value product from waste or byproduct streams.
See also: Recycled content
See also: Circular economy