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Term or phrase Upcycle
Status wired
Notes The practice of using a disposable item and transforming it into something of greater value. For example: using old PVC to make chairs, taking used canvas to make boots, or using typewriter keys to make cuff links.

The term was coined by William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in Cradle-to-Cradle.

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