Reuse, recycle – do you?
‘Recycled’ doesn’t have to mean packing everything into a bin or bag and sending it off to the local centre. Recycling, or up cycling, is about thinking differently. It’s about coming up with ideas for reusing items that they weren’t originally intended for.
Pallets are a big favourite of ours – from shelves to compost bins, gates to welly boot racks.
We also use carrier bags, boots, old milk churns and anything else we can think of for garden containers.
Old cd’s and computer disks are kept and strung around the veggie patch in spring to act as bird scarers.
Toilet roll inserts and food containers are saved ready for seed planting. My favourite was a dark bottomed sausage container, clear chicken container that fitted together perfectly, making a sweet little propagator but is was accidentally recycled ‘for real’… oops.
Surprisingly, once plants are growing in it, or latches are fixed to it, our junk no longer resembles rubbish at all.
Do you have any favourite ways of re-using your ‘rubbish’?