Are you also wondering what's the difference between Recycle and Upcycle?  At one point I became confused coz both end results serves the same purpose but along the way the process from both is different.  I had the tendency even up to now when I try to categorize what I created to mix both.  I had to think twice whether I recycled or upcycled on a particular project.  Is upcyle a word afterall?  I grew up only hearing "recycle" word and now we have the upcycle then we also have "altered art" - then the downcycling .... now that confuses most of us indeed.

The way I understand it:  Recycle is simply re-using an item/product in a new way.  Upcycling according to Wikipedia is Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.  I don't see any difference at all because both is equal to "make-over". 

To deep down further ......  recycling I guess entails a chemical process whereas upcycling is just a make-over.  Having said that, well, I guess we upcycle first before we recyle.  Now what is altered art?  That's another story!

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Upcycled Pringles for Kids Advent Calendar

Home Studio Box

Upcycle Old Christmas Tablecloth
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