Recycling your waste is one of the absolute best ways to start greening your life, if you have been putting off doing so. It saves the earth’s resources by reusing materials. Recycling prevents dangerous chemicals from polluting rivers, soil and the air and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But there is something far more valuable and long lasting you will gain from recycling. Recycling will change the way you think. Recycling will change how you choose
While researching even more ways to go green, I recently came across UK-based website Streetbank. Streetbank adresses the issue of reducing what we buy/own by introducing the (age old) concept of sharing stuff that we own or skills that we posses with people who live in our communities. More than just reducing what we consume, it strives to re-create communities that care for and help out one another for free. Participants share anything from garden
An excellent way to reuse beautiful old or new porcelaine and cutlery. I found this decorative bird cage at one of our local craft markets, the Klip Klap Market, in Olympus, Pretoria East. The Klip-Klap market is a monthly, eclectic market hosting antiques, quality hand-made crafts (many of which uses local craftsmen and recycled or reused material), food and wine. Go to their website for their exhibition dates.