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DIY Market Place

The term is Upcycle. The idea allows people to upcycle the waste by adding there own art expressions to it. Sometimes the end product is not just an art expression but its also something of real practical use.

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Bringing out the best from the waste.
DIY Market Place allows users to collaborate by recycling their used stuff or just share their own ideas and expertise. Virtual DIY groups will come together to create something useful and propagate the idea of recycling. Every time a user has something he feels is of no use or can be recycled into sometihng useful,  he can post that as a challenge for other DIY participant users. Gamification can be build around the number of contributors and the pattern of participation. End of the day he gets a library of ideas which he can work upon to make something really interesting from the waste. 

Describe how your idea would help form new habits and improve recycling at home

All the implemented DIY ideas can be published as proposed artifacts in the forum and participants can be incentivized based on that. This will make recycling a fun activity . Every time a user recycles something in a useful and interesting way he would want others in the forum to recognize and follow him,

How might you design an early, lightweight experiment to further develop your idea?

There are already so many DIY forums existing in social networking sites. As a first step we can build a incentive mechanism/game platform where people can pool in their waste to create something interesting. Once the up-scaled artifact in really created it can be put up for sale in the forum market place.

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Great thinking. Makes me wonder if there might be a way of grouping upcyclers on Etsy together?

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