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dc.contributor.authorSung, Kyungeun
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Tim
dc.contributor.authorKettley, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-31T12:16:45Z
dc.date.available2019-07-31T12:16:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-19
dc.identifier.citationSung, K., Cooper, T. and Kettley, S. (2019) Developing Interventions for Scaling Up UK Upcycling. Energies, 12 (14), 2778.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/18281
dc.descriptionopen access articleen
dc.description.abstractUpcycling presents one of many opportunities for reducing consumption of materials and energy. Despite recent growth evidenced by increasing numbers of practitioners and businesses based on upcycling, it remains a niche activity and requires scaling up to realise its potential benefits. This paper investigates UK household upcycling in order to develop interventions for scaling up upcycling in the UK. Mixed methods were used in four stages: (a) Interviews to gain insights into UK upcycling; (b) a survey to discover key factors influencing UK upcycling; (c) intervention development based on the synthesis of interviews and survey; and (d) use of a semi-Delphi technique to evaluate and develop initial interventions. The results showed approaches to upcycling (e.g., wood, metal and fabric as frequently used materials, online platforms as frequently used source of materials), context for upcycling (e.g., predominant use of home for upcycling), factors influencing UK upcycling with key determinants (i.e., intention, attitude and subjective norm), important demographic characteristics considering a target audience for interventions (i.e., 30+ females) and prioritised interventions for scaling up (e.g., TV and inspirational media and community workshops as short-term high priority interventions). The paper further discusses implications of the study in terms of development of theory and practice of upcycling.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen
dc.subjectcarbon emissionsen
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectenergy demanden
dc.subjectinterventionen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.subjectscaling upen
dc.subjectsustainable consumptionen
dc.subjectsustainable behaviouren
dc.subjecttransitionen
dc.subjectupcyclingen
dc.titleDeveloping Interventions for Scaling Up UK Upcyclingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/en12142778
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/N022645/1en
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2019-07-17
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Art and Designen


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