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Recycling, upcycling and women’s empowerment: how Gambia tackles the waste issue

Recycling, upcycling and women’s empowerment: how Gambia tackles the waste issue | make do & mending | Scoop.it
In Gambia, a group of women have created an initiative to manage waste and turn it into a resource for themselves and local populations. Their latest challenge: how to make it big.
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When Mending Becomes an Art 【Japanese Urushi Art】

Urushi Art Jewelry ZIVA http://urushiart.com/ Piano Jewelry http://urushiart.net/
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It's not recycling, it's upcycling - BikeRadar.com

It's not recycling, it's upcycling - BikeRadar.com | make do & mending | Scoop.it

BikeRadar.com It's not recycling, it's upcycling BikeRadar.com While recycling is commonplace these days, an increasing number of companies are making businesses out of “upcycling,” where used materials are reformed into something new.


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Christine Rico's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:33 AM
This article mentions several companies collecting "waste" products to ideas raw materials for consumer goods: bike tubes, billboards. Great to see one of these companies is based in Brooklyn.