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Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other face of the recycling process. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials of lesser quality. Most recycling involves converting or extracting useful materials from a product and creating a different product or material.[1] The term downcycling was first used in print in an article in SalvoNEWS by Thornton Kay quoting Reiner Pilz and published in 1994. [2] We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. Upsizing was the title of the German edition of a book about upcycling first published in English in 1998 by Gunter Pauli and given the revised title of Upcycling in 1999. Upcycling has shown significant growth across the United States. In art[edit] In music[edit] Related:  Design & architectureMacro Eco Solutions

Danube Bridge Project The Danube bridge project is set to become the largest upcycling project of its kind! The City of Linz in Austria is having a creative contest to solve the challenge of how to upcycle its 120 year-old bridge. This public innovation project is aimed at architects, engineers, designers and artists from Linz, Austria as well as the rest of the world. Linz is the third largest city in Austria, with a population of 198,000. Linz is asking the creative community to come up with innovative ideas to preserve elements of the old bridge, and upcycle it into a functional public space. The Danube bridge project is open to ideas from around the world. 27 complex architectural solutions have already been submitted in the online campaign, which runs until August 31st. The Danube bridge project brief asks designers to create an innovative concept to upcycle elements of the old bridge in Linz. a. Want to enter the competition? What is your best Danube bridge project idea? Related Bat-Yam Pavilion

theupcycleblog.com The Future is Fungal: Interview with Phil Ross Phil Ross wants to grow buildings and furniture from mushrooms Phil Ross (San Francisco) works in the realm of “biotechniques.” He makes sculptural and architectural works from plants and fungi, and videos about live cultures. As the founder and director of CRITTER – a salon centered-around DIY biology events, he has organized events like “Enormous Microscopic Evening” at the Hammer Museum (2010). His multi-decade research into mushrooms has led to his “mycotecture” series, an experiment in using reishi mushrooms as a sustainable construction material (International Patent Pending). Ross is presently designing and prototyping fungal furniture. ANDREA: In addition to being an artist, you’ve worked in restaurants, in roles from dishwasher to chef; and you’ve also served as a hospice caregiver during the AIDS crisis, where you learned about the benefits of “reishi” mushrooms for the immune system. PHIL: Yes, but I’d go back a little bit further. ANDREA: Where did you work as a chef?

Upcycling, rien ne se perd, tout se transforme « Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme » ! Cet aphorisme que l’on prête à Lavoisier prend tout son sens dans le concept même d’upcycling. L’idée est simple : transformer un matériau, quel qu’il soit, en objet qui a de la valeur. Rédigé par Annabelle, le 4 Apr 2016, à 10 h 00 min Mieux que faire du neuf avec du vieux, la tendance est à l’upcycling. Upcycling, ou « en bon français » upcyclage ou recyclage, est un terme désignant l’action de récupérer des matériaux ou des produits dont on a plus l’usage afin de les revaloriser. L’ « upcycling », c’est la création d’une nouvelle valeur pour des déchets à chaque étape du cycle de vie d’un matériau. Comme le dit si bien Ynès Peyret, auteur de Récupération & Recyclage à tout faire : « Réutiliser, recréer et upcycler c’est super cool, outrageusement créatif, le top de la branchitude » ! Terracycle : des brigades recyclent vos stylos Vidéo de présentation de Terracycle (en anglais) Trash to Trend, la plateforme d’upcycling

Wikipedia :: Freecycling Freecycling, or free recycling, is the act of giving away usable unwanted items to others instead of disposing of them in landfills.[1][2][3] This term is most often associated with online groups who run mailing lists which offer items to members at no cost. For a period The Freecycle Network claimed they held a trademark on the word "Freecycle" and claimed the term freecycling to be a violation of their trademark rights. However they lost this claim – and rights to the "Freecycle" trademark – in United States federal court in November 2010.[4] In her ruling Judge Callahan stated unequivocally that "Beal did not coin the word “freecycle” and TFN is not the first organization to promote freecycling" and that "even ... viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to TFN ... [they] engaged in naked licensing and consequently abandoned the trademarks."[4][5] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

UN AME­NA­GEMENT DES SALLES DE CLASSE plus flexible aug­men­terait l'attention des élèves ÉDUCATION - L’école n’en finit plus de déchaîner les pas­sions. En proie à la grogne du corps ensei­gnant pour sa réforme des rythmes sco­laires, le ministre de l’Éducation, Vincent Peillon, a semé le trouble ce dimanche, en pré­co­nisant une réduction des vacances d’été à six semaines et réparties en deux zones avant de faire marche arrière sous les cri­tiques de l’opposition. Mais les hommes poli­tiques ne sont pas les seuls à s’intéresser de près à la qualité de l’enseignement des futures forces vives de la nation. Loin du tumulte média­tique, les scien­ti­fiques sont de plus en plus nom­breux à se pencher sur l’environnement des lieux d’apprentissage.Une récente étude de l’Université de Salford au Rouyaume-​​Uni vient d’ailleurs d’établir une cor­ré­lation entre le niveau d’apprentissage des étudiants et l’agencement des salles de classe. Prime à la mobilité des infrastructures L’Université de Salford n’est pas la seule à s’être saisie du pro­blème. 80% des étudiants satisfaits

Mushroom Tiny House: The part-grown portable home - Images Ecovative Design is best known for making sustainable mushroom-based products which can be used as an alternative to Styrofoam, but the company has now turned its hand to making a tiny house on wheels from fungi. At least in part, anyway ... View all The company's enthusiastic claims of "growing a house" may be putting it a little too strongly, as the Mushroom Tiny House requires other materials (mostly wood) to construct, too. That said, the project holds considerable promise for both tiny home enthusiasts and, more generally, larger-scale sustainable building. The mushroom part of the Mushroom Tiny House mostly refers to its insulation, which is based on mycelium (or mushroom root). Ecovative Design is offering its Mushroom Tiny House for sale in kit form. Source: Mushroom Tiny House

Trabucando cajas de madera | Makeupdecor 15 Julio, 4.00 de la mañana, el chillido de los grillos y chicharras le despierta. Es hora de levantarse. Entre legañas y bostezos se viste. Ya apunto de marcharse, la voz de una niña le detiene. -Papá, ¿puedo ir contigo? – ¿Qué haces despierta? – Pero no hay cole….Por fi, por fi, quiero ir contigo. – Vale… pero luego no vale decir que tienes sueño, eh. – ¡Sí si si! La niña emocionada, corre a vestirse. – “Es el sitio donde están todas las frutas y verduras del mundo mundial” Le dice pegando saltos a su padre. – Sí hay muchas, eh. – Sí Papá, es el sitio más guay del mundo mundial. – Pues ¿a que no sabes qué? La niña mira a su padre con los ojos abiertos como platos – ¡Oh! El padre suelta una carcajada – Ja, ja, ja… hombre ricos no… Nos dan 500 pesetas por caja y llevamos dos, pero hoy nos pegaremos un buen almuerzo tu y yo. Quién me iba a decir que las cajas de madera en las que venían las naranjas que vendíamos en la tienda se iban a poner de moda… Un sitio único. En "Decoración"

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