To recycle is to send that product or material into a new lifecycle. To downcycle an item is to repurpose it into something of lesser quality or value. To upcycle a product is to transmute it into an object of potentially greater value or usefulness.
Different people upcycle for various reasons. For some, it’s a passion; for others, a business. In any case, there are a few benefits in store for anyone who wants to start upcycling.
Many people do it because they love to create something new from something at the end of its usefulness