Upcycle

/ˈʌpsʌɪk(ə)l/
verb
[with object]
Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

Origin
1990s: blend of up- and recycle.

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Though some would argue the increase of value, Bob was happy to use upcycled pallet wood to make bird feeders.

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This is an actual project that I have done. The bulk of the project is upcycled, the wood from pallets and the wire of a coathanger. Purchased screws, screweyes and some plexiglass complete the job. The birds enjoy it, hanging under the eves by the back door where it is easy to refill. Unfortunately, there are far more house sparrows than chicadees taking advantage of it.

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