Tuesday, 16 November 2010

ABC Wednesday - Recycle

Got a gap in your dry stone wall and an old bed head? Perfect, recycle, and as a bonus you get a great view.
Got some odds and ends in your shed?  Perhaps in will recycle and make a gate.  Sheds tend to accummulate odds and ends that "might come in", and sometimes they do, and sometimes they are just waiting years for that occasion for when it can be said, "I've got just the thing", shed dwellers dream of that time.  There is a certain satisfaction of reusing an object for a completely different practical purpose.  Far better than
just throwing things away on a piece of waste ground. The snow on the ground earlier this year disguising the rubble.
The affluent nations of the world throw so much away that in past times we would have repaired, recycled or reused.  In a world of finite resources things have started to change, in a small way, some countries are better than others.  Germany recycles with enthusiasm, the UK is getting better but we still languish near the bottom of the European league table.  Things get a little better year by year as things are sent for reprocessing.  Aluminium cans can be recycled time after time, using only 5% of the energy and emissions needs to make it from raw material. It can be turned into paper-clips, bridges, or even....a can. 
Green bins just delivered for garden waste in a rural location. 

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Sylvia K said...

Great theme for the R Day! Love your photos, too! We can all use more information regarding recycling. Hope your week is going well!


mrsnesbitt said...

Rural! Hey that is my post too! lol! Dxx

photowannabe said...

Recycling is so important. I'm glad you posted this and the rural setting.

Roger Owen Green said...

hey, in a post peak oil world, reusing will be required! good start!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Great ideas for those metal things - love the headboard to block up the fence and the gate is a one-of-a-kind! :D

Mara said...

It's ridiculous to see how much we throw away every year. And sometimes it's the industry's fault as well. I recently bought a little bottle of medicine which came in a massive big box and only one third was filled with the medicine! So, they could have used a smaller box, saving the paper/cardboard for other boxes. Stupid is what it is!

Great post and I love how they used the old bedstead.

Gattina said...

I wished there would be a little more recycling, people throw away things very quickly !

Tumblewords: said...

Love your re-cycle ideas. The fence is particularly fascinating. Timely post, to be sure!

Beverley Baird said...

Great choice for R. If only everyone would do that what a difference it would make!