Working and living with recycling
and eco-friendly products often brings with it some surprises and it never
ceases to amaze me the resourcefulness of some people when it comes to
reclaiming recycled material for manufacture of new products.
We have got so used to many of our
household items being manufactured from that twentieth century ‘miracle
material’ plastic, that we often don’t realise how much of this
non-biodegradable material is still around. And now many of us are trying to
move away from plastics, the alternatives are coming from some wonderful
We are used to seeing recycled
plastics and paper, and its no wonder as there is such an abundance of it. But
there is an abundance of other materials too and making use of those is proving
a great challenge.
Car tyres have for decades been an
environmental problem. Many tyres are remoulded but there is a limit to how
many remoulded tyres people will buy and as a consequence there is a huge glut
of tyres up and down the country.
There are many eco-friendly
manufacturers that are attempting to make use of this unwanted rubber with some
interesting an innovative results, the hardback notebook made from recycled car
tyres is my particular favourite.
Other items that are environmental
hazards are also being used in the manufacture of some fantastic products.
Those little plastic cups that contain awful tasting coffee from machines, may
be useful for a quick cuppa at work or in a public building but they don’t
biodegrade and accumulate in landfills all over the globe.
A clock made from recycled plastic
cups is a great example of what can be done with these little plastic cups.
‘Making good Use of The Things That We Find’, may have been the motto of the
Wombles but decades on, it appears they were on to something!…
Recycling has become all the rage
these days. Some people like to venture into recycle as a means of making their
home a little more “green.” Others may do so as a means of saving
money. Others just do it for really no reason other than they know it is the
right thing to do. The key here is that recycled products have a great many
benefits associated with them. For those wondering what type of recycled
products would greatly benefit one’s home, here is a look at the top five
recycled products any and all homes would benefit from:
Glassware: Okay, some people might
think about the idea of buying plates and dishes made from recycled materials
to be a little minimalist. But, look like this: You have to buy these items for
the house at some point. Why not buy things that have been recycled properly.
Why contribute to the depletion of natural resources by buying products that
have not been recycled – including plates and plates!
Glass products: Glass is usually
recycled and that is why products made from recycled glass appear in people’s
homes with more frequency. Why not add recycled drinking glasses and bottles to
your collection of recycled plates and dishes? And, in this case, when you have
a new window installed at home, why not insist that the window is made from
Paper Products: Do you work
outside the home or need to use your computer to make many prints and / or
copies? If so, it would be better to look towards purchasing recycled paper.
Waste paper is often considered one of the biggest abuses of products that can
be effectively recycled. Therefore, it is highly recommended to buy recycled
paper when you need to replace paper in your home that has run out. This
concept can be extended to tissues, napkins, and other items at home too.
Indeed, the diversity of recycled paper products is wide enough so that their
availability should not be ignored.
Compost: You can consider making
compost as a form of recycling yourself. That’s why buying compost and putting
it on your page can be a great environmental added value. With compost, you return
organic goods to the earth while also making your garden look spectacular in
the process. Anything from the rest of the table to old newspapers can be
placed in compost bins and converted to organic garden feed. The process is not
difficult to do. It just takes time. So why not see it?
Office Supplies: Office supplies
are not only designed for use in the workplace. They can be used anywhere you
choose to do official small business.
Those that need to have office
supplies in the home are well advised to look into the use and availability of
recycled office products since they can prove quite helpful.…