Upcycling is the act of making something new using parts of something old or used. For example, jewellery made using glass. A product made from upcycled materials extends the life of a product and reduces waste.Upcycling is a little bit different to our Recycled Materials accreditation which specifically focuses on materials rather than whole parts of a product. To get this certification 75% of the product must have come from an existing product.