Top Definition
using ordinary objects to make something extraordinary
That edgy swedish artist upcycled 500 plastic water bottles into a chandelier.
#reinvent #redo #create #reassign #creative recycled art
by clevergypsy February 22, 2007
The process of converting an industrial nutrient (material) into something of similar or greater value in its second life.
Sarah's new company is making some awesome grocery bags from upcycled fabric.
#reduce #reuse #recycle #materials #green #sustainability #upstitch
by AndrewMcL October 23, 2009
the practice of taking garbage and turning it into frankenstein objects that hippies buy.
did you see that purse made from upcycled anal thermometers? it's so cuuuuuuute!
#hippie #eco #green #treehugger #garbage
by fennyfrenzy April 10, 2009
To appropriate items from friends or acquaintances because you believe you have a better use for them
"Dude, did you just upcycle my beer?"
"Well, you weren't drinking it!"
#tax #recycle #appropriate #borrow #reuse
by bluerainuk April 04, 2015
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