PHILADELPHIA ( MainStreet) -- "Repurpose" seems to be an ever-so-useful word. It's a lovely catch-all, more so than "reuse" and "recycle" and far better than "salvage." Akin to "reinvent."It seems that anything can be repurposed ... ideas, furniture, shopping centers, books and more. "Repurpose" is a wide-ranging and all-encompassing concept.
- Burp clothes created by sewing scraps of fabric onto old diapers.
- Vegetable gardens in vacant lots fertilized by food waste in the mulch pile.
- Recovering addicts sharing knowledge and experience in the role of addiction counselors and mentors.
- Start-up incubators and flea markets occupying abandoned warehouses and shopping centers.
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