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  • Object-Oriented-Upcycling: An object-based approach to the circular economy

Galdon, Fernando ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0664-5446, Bertelsen, Sille Eva, Hulse, Jeremy and Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879, 2020, Conference or Workshop, Object-Oriented-Upcycling: An object-based approach to the circular economy at 1st International Upcycling Symposium 2020: Research and Practice, Leicester, UK, 04/09/2020.

Abstract or Description:

This paper introduces a preliminary framework to address upcycling from an object-based perspective. In this context, a bidirectional multi-level taxonomy is presented to address notions of manufacturing, sustainability, circularity, and respect for the environment. Based on research findings, the authors recommend the integration of Object-Oriented-Upcycling strategies in the design process, as they insert a method for the re-materialization of local waste, enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon footprint in the process. Ongoing work is being dedicated to developing a system-based approach to Object-Oriented-Upcycling, as well as, testing and validating the framework presented

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; circular economy; upcycling; re-materialisation; reusing local waste; material properties of waste
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 10:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4496
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