glossary

 

Collaborative economy

Collaborative economy is a human activity that seeks to create a common value on new forms of work organization – for example, the pooling of property, spaces and tools – for use rather than possession. This sharing of goods and services includes collaborative consumption (couchsurfing and carpooling), but also the modes of collaborative life (co-working), collaborative finance (crowdfunding) and contributory output (DIY, Fablabs, 3D printers , maker spaces).

 

Upcycling

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.