Besides the practical, economical and ecological advantages of reusing obsolete things, it is good brain workout to give yourself the instruction:
25 Creative Ideas To Reuse …
The amount of required ideas is important to avoid too obvious ideas. Try to make twenty-five at least.
If you don’t believe this is possible, look at these examples:
and in general: Old Things
Isn’t it astonishing to see how obsolete things can be redesigned for continued use?
You can even earn money with Ideas for Reuse. A large shoe manufacturer wants to start a new, ongoing consumer behavior where at the end of a shoe’s useful life, the consumer returns their used shoes to the company from which they bought them.
The challenge is to propose a new business model, engagement model or incentives that would compel a consumer to return their shoes to the company they bought them from, as a part of a premium or enhanced consumer experience.
The solution must be part of a premium or enhanced consumer experience, and must increase the competitive value of the product or purchasing experience (i.e. not just a simple “pay people for the shoes” or recycling program)
A well-defined creative task. For more information see The Returning Used Shoe Contest.