What to do with a broken chair or a toaster that throws sparks? What to do with a pullover with wholes in it? Toss it? No Way!
You go to the Repair Café! 🙂
There you can repair stuff yourself with professional help at your side while you sip a coffee and chat with nice people!
Take a look at it:
A documentary about the growing waste problem related to the disposable diapers and a few alternatives.
On average a child produces 700kg waste in the first 2,5 years of its life… → See the documentary on cultureunplugged.com © David PattersonBuild a castle with only $500?? Totally possible! 😀
Victor Moore did it in 1970. His castle consists of items he found on the junnkyard, like washing mashine parts, dryer doors or car parts.
→ More Info (treehugger.com) © rethink-recycle.net
Do you still have candle waste from candles you have used in the last few weeks?
You can melt it and produce some new candles! 🙂 → “Reuse Candle Waste” (article from 02.Nov.2014) → Tutorial (1-2-do.com) © sharewaste.com
The ShareWaste-App wants to help reduce the amount of food scraps going to landfill.
Wow! This Chicago restaurant produces only 8 gallons of waste per year (30 litres)! And this waste is also being recycled! 🙂
First published: November 6th, 2016
First published: June 2nd, 2014
Stop the crazyness of throwing away everything!
You don’t always need everything what advertising tells you to buy! Don’t buy things because you want them, buy them only because you really need them and decrease your trash!
There are better ways to be happy than through the consumption of things you don’t even need… 😉
Utopia shows 15 way to decrease your trash (in german)!
First published: November 21st, 2013
© albatrossdesigns.it Single-use plastic razors are without any purpose.
Why should you frequently throw away the entire razor, when only the blade is dull?
Answer: So you spend more money than necessary for a new one. Alternative: Safety Razor → albatrossdesigns.it
First published: April 27th, 2016
When you make your own ice cream you not only know what’s in it and can switch ingredients to your liking, you can also reduce the amount of plastic packaging
a lot! Here is the recipe for my favourite ice cream! (5 minutes of work // 2+ hours of freezing)
2 (ripe) Bananas
125ml Yoghurt(also nut milk or similar) 2 EL Cocoa powder 1/2 msp. Vanilla extract Sugar, Peanut butter and Salt as you like Thank you to Maike, Sabrina, Boray, Tanja and Boris for this wonderful birthday present!! 🙂
First published: June 1st, 2017
© inhabitat.com A westafrican inventor has built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste!
The waste problem in Africa is known. Almost everyone has seen pictures of enormous piles of trash with children playing on them and adults on the lookout for some higher value materials to finance their life…
As did Kodjo Afate Gnikou from West-Africa. He built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste, which you can buy for $100.
→ inhabitat.com → ulule.com
First published: October 13th, 2013
This ink called “AIR-INK” is made of polluted air! → Graviky Labs © rethink-recycle.net
If you are wearing contact lenses, you should buy a smaller contact lense container to not waste so much contact lense fluid!
You will automatically produce less packaging waste, because the fluid can last about twice as long..
First published: November 15th, 2015
VIDEO Dave Hakkens and his team make it possible for people to create new stuff from plastic waste!
One of the core goals of Precious Plastic is to offer people in developing countries ways to work with plastic waste as this resource is so freaking ubiquitous in their environments. We do this on a daily basis with our knowledge, technologies and platforms but sometimes we want to go a step further and give our full expertise and support by going in areas and set up plastic recycling workspaces- we call these projects Precious Plastic Pilot.” Quelle: davehakkens.nl → davehakkens.nl → preciousplastic.com → Precious Plastic at Work Freitag does not only create bags from old truck-canvases, but produces a hard-wearing fabric from european plants which is completely bio-degradable: → Freitag → F-abric © rethink-recycle.net If you iron over a square of cotton with bees wax, than you get the environmentally friendly version of plastic wrap which you can reuse as you like! 🙂
On YouTube there are a lot of tutorials which also show different methods (iron // oven):
→ YouTube-Tutorial (iron) Vegan alternative
Alternative to bees wax you can use carnauba wax which is not made of animal products.
There’s a tutorial here (german): → schwatzkatz.com Lazy alternative
If you don’t have enough time or patience to create this wonderful plastic-free wrapping on your own, then you’re in luck:
→ Abeego → Bee’s Wrap