Not a load of rubbish

Attempting to live a whole month without contributing any waste to a landfill site.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Climbing the plastic mountain

I’ve been laying low for the last week because I feel defeated by this experiment.

But now I am feeling optimistic. If I am creative in my recycling, I can use up all this stuff I’ve been hoarding.

How can I recycle this? are experts in this field.

My favourite examples of innovative recycling are shredded court papers being used by a horse with a straw allergy and a Ghanaian architect’s rubbish home (see picture).


My first project is to make a handbag out of my cotton rice bag. If it’s good I could even sell it on Ebay. I’ll let you know how I get on. In the mean time, I want to know what you have made out of rubbish.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Jean said...

Bristol has a very good leaflet telling you what can be done with all the packaging you get from shop - ideas for re-using as well as disposing of properly.

11:41 am GMT+1  
Anonymous Joel said...

Would it help if other people joined in?

Perhaps something like En-Form's Eco Teams which "...is a small group of households (usually 6-8), who meet monthly for 4 months (usually in their own homes) and commit to monitoring their habits with regard to waste, energy, water, transport and shopping." would keep you motivated.

12:08 pm GMT+1  
Anonymous Richie said...

Ilupesa OÜ - Siin sünnib ilu!
http://www.ilupesa.ee

11:00 am GMT+1  
Anonymous Leonora said...

Would like to offer you some support...I have been fortunate enough to move to a council flat, where I am not only ALLOWED, but even ENCOURAGED, to recycle! I was rehoused by my local council because when they supplied me with a free compost bin at my previous accommodation, THE LANDLADY STARTED A CAMPAIGN OF HARRASSMENT AND REFUSED TO ALLOW ME TO RECYCLE!!!!
I have fortunately moved away from there, but I hope the council prosecutes her for crimes against the environment!!

5:07 pm GMT+1  
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11:47 am GMT+1  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I make loads of things out of rubbish - bookmarks, Christmas cards, giftwrap, desk tidies, postcards, purses. None good enough to sell on E=bay or Etsy but there you go, its a start

4:44 pm GMT+1  
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