According to DIY Fashion the definition for upcycle is reusing an object with very little waste or energy in the process, and extending the life of the object until it is reduced to, well, dust. At London Bio Packaging we love nothing more than recycling! And upcycling is just another form that reduces the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
Interncon, identified the difference between recycling and upcycling; Recycling: a practice that takes an item and targets it for reuse, returning it back to the cycle of daily contribution to society rather than discarding it to trash. Upcycling: reusing a material without degrading the quality and composition of the material for its next use.