Creative upcycling: Reconnecting people, materials and place through making

  title={Creative upcycling: Reconnecting people, materials and place through making},
  author={Benjamin N. Bridgens and Mark Powell and Graham Farmer and Cl Walsh and Eleanor Reed and Mohammad Royapoor and Peter Gosling and Jeanne Kathleen Hall and Oliver Heidrich},
  journal={Journal of Cleaner Production},
Abstract Short ‘product lives’ and disposable packaging result in premature disposal of valuable resources. Industrialisation, mass production and global supply chains have resulted in a disconnect between people, places, materials and design. Upcycling is reuse of discarded materials which results in an increase in ‘value’. We discuss the potential for creative upcycling to reconnect people with materials and establish cultures and communities of making. The reaction of the public to creative… Expand

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