UpCycle: Repurposing the old for something entirely new
We take for granted that objects used for one purpose can latently hold other uses. This simple visual shows how a water bottle was repurposed with some augmentation to function entirely different than it's original use—giving it added value.
A friend shared this with me as an example of a simple (re)innovation. Taking a plastic water bottle, modifying it just a little, and then using it for something entirely new: sealing open packages that require a tight closure. It's simple and pretty straight forward. Yet, I don't know if I would think that up given my set view of a water bottle. There are other examples of reusing plastic water bottles for other purposes, such as for lighting vessels and insulation for buildings. What if e-waste wasn't waist but perhaps recast for a different use?