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dc.contributor.authorSung, Kyungeunen
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Timen
dc.contributor.authorKettley, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T13:46:55Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T13:46:55Z
dc.date.issued2014-11-04
dc.identifier.citationSung, K., Cooper, T. and Kettley, S. (2014) Individual upcycling practice: Exploring the possible determinants of upcycling based on a literature review. Proceedings of the Sustainable Innovation 2014 Conference, Copenhagen, 3-4 November, pp.237-244en
dc.identifier.urihttp://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2559
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14672
dc.descriptionThis work was undertaken in Sustainable Consumption Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.en
dc.description.abstractIndividual upcycling – the creation or creative modification of any product out of used materials in an attempt to generate a product of higher quality or value than the compositional elements – has recently been advocated by many as a means to reduce waste, yet is still marginal. Considering the implied benefit to sustainable production and consumption, the most relevant question at this point may be how to scale up this marginal practice into mainstream practice to make a bigger impact in society and environment. In order to generate effective scaling-up strategies for change, it is essential to understand the determinants of upcycling (i.e. what drives and facilitates it). This paper reviews relevant contemporary literature and identifies a set of determinants. The synthesized result, despite its partiality, shows possible examples of design and policy implications for scaling-up, and leads to future research suggestions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Centre for Sustainable Designen
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectconsumptionen
dc.subjectproductionen
dc.subjectupcyclingen
dc.subjectpsychologyen
dc.subjectbehaviouren
dc.titleIndividual upcycling practice: Exploring the possible determinants of upcycling based on a literature reviewen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.researchgroupDesign and New Product Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/N022645/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2014-09-01en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Art and Designen


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