ALERT Learn More | NASP Certification Program: The Path to Success Has Many Routes. Choose Yours


Last updated: February 1, 2017

What Does Upcycle Mean?

Upcycling is the process of converting an old or unwanted product into a new product. Upcycling differs from recycling in that it does not involve breaking down a product into it's base materials. Rather, it involves refashioning an existing product by maneuvering it's parts or adding additional parts to it.

Safeopedia Explains Upcycle

Upcycling has become a popular way to extend the life of a product. Yet, the concept is by no means a new one. During the Great Depression of the 1930's, when people had very little means, upcycling was a necessary means of getting by. In fact, products would be upcycled over and over again, until they were no longer useful. Upcycling is both economically and environmentally friendly.



Upcycled, Upcycling

Share this Term

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Related Reading


Trending Articles

Go back to top