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upcycle

(ˈʌpˌsaɪkəl)
vb
to recycle a disposable product into an object of greater value or use
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Environmental enthusiasts flocked to Atrium Mall over the weekend to educate people on the benefit of upcycling as well as support Bahrain's ban on plastic.
"People can also bring along their own pre-owned and well-loved, unwanted T-shirts to start their own 'upcycling' habit."
Hyundai Motor is partnering with ready-to-wear fashion brand Zero + Maria Cornejo to host Re:Style, an exclusive cultural event showcasing a creative upcycling collaboration between the automotive and fashion industries.
By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins.
The 48-year-old took up arts and crafts as a hobby, and started upcycling discarded pieces of furniture she found in local charity shops.
He said: "We had a really tight budget to turn, so upcycling was, in part, a necessity.
'tSB "I am making a new pair of shorts for the summer from old material and upcycling a skirt by screen-printing it.
As she prepares to open the doors to an upcycling hub in Paisley, Angela reflects on the journey that has brought her back to her hometown to follow in the family footsteps.
An interior designer, dubbed the 'Queen of upcycling', has shared some of her top tips on how to transform charity shop finds into valuable pieces of furniture.
Meanwhile, Green watchdog EcoWaste Coalition called on candidates and the general public to conduct post-election cleanup and upcycling. Aileen Lucero, the group's national coordinator, said upcycling "or the creative use of discards, is a practical way of saving resources from being burned or sent to the dumps and landfills for disposal.
Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition called on the winning and losing mid-term election candidates to now roll up their sleeves and conduct "post-election cleanup and upcycling activities."