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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Upcycle Old Christmas Tablecloth