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Up-Cycled Art in #PublicSpaces: Cork City, Ireland. @globalsiteplans

Up-cycling is the process of turning waste material or old products into new materials and products of better quality or for better environmental value. In these recessionary times, there has never been greater appeal towards reuse and recycling. People’s views towards these terms are changing. There are already a number of companies and websites that are promoting the exchange and reuse of materials. One example of this is the SMILE resource exchange , which promotes the exchange of resources between companies such as Mamukko and Bounce Back. “What was Cork doing in regards to converting old/useless material to new products or materials? And was Cork using ‘up-cycling’ to make their community more visually attractive?” The first was a village called Ballinascarthy , where there was a very interesting looking ‘shiny car’ on the side of the road. Was this an example of up-c...

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