Starch and cellulose wrapping

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A number of magazines, for instance from Garden Organic or Permaculture, now come in wrappers made of cellulose (from wood) or potato starch.  The wrappers are biodegradable and compostable. So why do we need plastic wrappers any longer?

Recycling – eliminate the idea of waste

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Terracycle “is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programmes (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging … Continued

The man who turns hubcaps into owls

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BBC article with video “Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects – usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish. The self-styled hubcap artist first became fascinated with scrap when he found an abundance of plastic car … Continued

Recycling, Cairo style

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From The Guardian The Zabaleen are a Christian community who migrated from Upper Egypt to the outskirts of Cairo in the 1940s.  Extremely poor, they earned a living as the city’s ragpickers before turning to recycling in the early 1980’s.  … Continued