We are in a period where resources that cannot be renewed due to people's consumption habits are consumed rapidly. This consumption habit has started to harm human and community health by causing environmental problems. In the context of resource conservation, the recovery of waste is very important. Recycling of wastes that arise after consumption is provided by several methods. While most of the methods use a little amount of energy by applying industrial processes, there is no energy consumption for ‘upcycling’. However, even if it does not require industrial treatment, it is possible to transport or store wastes from one place to another with the use of resources. For this reason, it is very important to evaluate waste on site. On-site evaluation is only possible with the ‘upcycling’ method. Since it is a new concept,’ upcycling’ is not used enough because it is known to very few people today. In this study, it is aimed to contribute to the creation of ‘upcycling’ awareness by giving an example of product design with the ‘upcycling’ method.
Recovery, waste, upcycling, design