i posted a few pictures on this topic a while back. and since then, the recycled collection has grown, only i have very little picture proof of it at this very moment.
have you heard about the waste hierarchy? reduce, reuse and recycle.
according to the waste hierarchy we should/could first of all try to reduce our consumption, and to use less in general.reminded me of the ‘buy nothing day’ and of how i was handing out flyers against consumerism on the dutch equivalent a few years ago. i would say we need to consume less every day of the year and not just one, but it is a start as good as any.
secondly, we should/could try to reuse. giving items ( bought 2nd hand or received from give and take markets etc)another life cycle. this is easy enough, just think thrift stores. flea markets. side walks. containers. basements. granny’s attic. peoples closets. there are plenty of treasures to be found, ready for a new life, as long as we keep our eyes open.
and last but not least on the list of hierarchy we have recycle. to take wasted materials, process them and thereby creating something new. composting is a great example of recycle. and in this case, it even counts as upcycling, since the utility after is equal or higher than the waste matter.
that’s it for now! a little mini-lecture from my side. check out elisabeths place for more posts on recycle. have a lovely weekend!