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noun [uncountable] upcycling pronunciation in American English /ˈʌpˌsaɪklɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the reuse of objects or materials to create a product of higher value or quality than the original
    These straitened times have meant that upcycling has never been more popular.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the process of taking something that would be thrown away and turning it into something useful
    Keen entrepreneurs have built successful businesses on upcycling. Marty Stevens-Heebner founded Rebagz to make handbags out of juice packs and nylon rice sacks.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/11/2009

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  verb [transitive]
Thrift shop curtains can be upcycled into surprisingly nice clothing.


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