Hamburg-based company Lockengelöt specializes in "upcycling." They take old vinyl records and transform them into ceiling lights, turn old skateboards into fruitbowls and create wallets from used Tetrapaks.
Vinyl record production was reduced drastically with the introduction of the CD. But Vinyl is now making a big comeback among young people.
It's a never-ending story of posthumous releases, but it keeps rejoicing fans: The latest Jimi Hendrix record contains 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970 — 10 of which have never before been released.
Cities hold tons of materials that can be reused — and doing so can address over-exploitation of scarce natural resources. From buildings to electronic waste, we are surrounded by value. So how does urban mining work?
The shift towards digital consumer technology is seemingly an unstoppable force, but there is a trend towards a more nostalgic feel driven by millenials. Companies are looking to take advantage of it.
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