Certificate of Achievement

Peter O'Brien

has completed the following course:

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Minca Ventures and Hands of Honour

This course included a mix of theory, practical information and case studies from around the world. Learners learnt about key concepts; upcycling, recycling and the circular economy. Learners explored how to make things out of trash and how to develop a business idea. Video interviews with experts, case study organisations from across the globe, articles and discussions offered learners the opportunity to engage with other leaners on key concepts and ideas.

3 weeks, 4 hours per week

Sara Calvo


Minca Ventures

Andres Morales


Hands of Honour


Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on what upcycling is and its relation to sustainable development
  • Explore how to evaluate upcycling in the context of global and local environmental problems
  • Assess different ways of creating products out of trash
  • Identify different upcycling business models
  • Reflect on the steps to start up an upcycling company


  • Concept of upcycling 
  • How to start upcycling
  • Upcycling approaches 
  • Upcycling clothes
  • Upcycling furniture
  • Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • How to set up an upcycling business 
  • Business ideas for upcycling 
  • How to get funding and marketise your products

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Issued on 13th November 2022

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Free online course:

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Minca Ventures