In the past couple of weeks I had been looking for ways to use some scraps of fabric I had and a bunch of used and washed teabags.I decided to make some gifts for my penpals that would be completely made of repurposed materials. This was my attempt of a Did-It-Myself (DIM) and finally I came down to these:
Recycling – It’s worth it! We simply don’t have the room on Earth to keep burying rubbish. Recycling is essential to our future. It’s also faster and more cost effective than sourcing materials to make new products from. Reusing materials saves a huge amount of energy, which in turn benefits the planet and its ecosystems on the whole.
- Recycling 6 tea bags creates enough energy to make 1 cup of tea
- Up to 60% of discarded rubbish could be recycled
- 1 recycled tin can saves enough energy worth 3 hours of television
- A recycled aluminium can will be back on the shelves within 6 weeks
- Recycling every newspaper would save 250 million trees per year
Mattress Online, who offer a recycling option when you buy a new mattress from them, have created this quiz to help you determine what type of recycler you are.
“For all the old items, which are no longer in use, throwing away is never a wise way. There are lots of ideas for reusing old belts into useful, stylish, handmade goods or interesting home decorations, rather than throwing them away.”
The #Recycling Association named Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles in a list of products that pose the biggest challenges for #reuse. The greater the number of materials used in #packaging, the harder it is for recycling machines to separate them. Head to read the article: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39953209
Scrap tyres are, sadly, a serious hindrance to the welfare of our environment and to our health. It has become a far too common sight to witness towering piles of flaming, disused tyres that are a complete eyesore and emanate a horrendous odour. What makes this dumping of old tyres even more galling is that they can very easily be repurposed into items of practical value around your home, such as flowerbeds, swings and dog beds.