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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
Reasonno support. Pecopteris (talk) 06:51, 19 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Technical requirements

I've been looking around the web for various green / reuse / repurposing / self

sufficiency ideas for a while and find that information is very fragmented, on not very well indexed websites, or made by people who have read an e-book about making money from websites and have no little content and lots of banners...

Anyway, the thought came to me that it would be cool to have a wiki style repurposing website... e.g I have say 2 meters of plastic tube, what can I do with it apart from use it for plumbing... or swarf from my drill - can it be used for something apart from just going in the bin...

Articles could be of 3 types indexed firstly by material, alternatively by use.  

1st:- Item or material to be recycled
2nd:- Individual projects to convert to a new use (or item)
3rd:- Processing pages - Recycling pages, to process an item into a different material, or more likely, split it into it's component materials for reuse or disposal.

I had a look around the web, and the closest I found was:- http://green.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia_Green which seems to be a lot of adverts for not much content... It's also just generally green, rather than based on reusing stuff.

I know http://www.instructables.com/, http://makezine.com/ and http://blog.makezine.com/craftzine/ sort of fill this role, but they are project based, and not so nice to search...

Proposed by[edit]

Damian Mitchell

Alternative names[edit]

WikiRepurpose WikiRecycle

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People interested[edit]

  1. Wikibooks seems to fit the desire for making a collection of materials that can be recicled and the methods to be used. It is aimed to didactical materials. Not interested
  1. Hi, maybe we can collaborate and join forces: WikiObject#Related projects.2Fproposals Qupro (talk) 10:18, 1 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]