The Difference Between Repurposed and Upcycled

Do you know the difference between Repurposed and Upcycled? I’ve noticed during my massive amount of searching that many post use the wrong word. The most common is upcycled. When I first started looking into upcycled and repurposed projects, I thought they were the same thing just different word. However, this was wrong.

Let’s look at the difference

 

Upcycled Repurposed
reuse in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original adapt for use in a different purpose

 

Another words, if it has the same function than it is upcycled not repurposed.

Sometimes post says an item is Repurposed based on the fact that it used to store different items, but since they are still being used as storage then it would really be Upcycled not Repurposed.

 

UPCYCLED                                                              REPURPOSED 

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