05 Aug '11, 8am

10 creative ways to reuse your rubbish - no more excuses for landfill!

10 creative ways to reuse your rubbish - no more excuses for landfill!

The need for a cultural shift towards reuse was emphasised by a recent DEFRA report, which revealed that a shocking 44 million tonnes of waste is sent to landfill in the UK every year and only 40 per cent of household waste is recycled. In the Review of Waste policy released in June, the Government launched plans to move towards a zero waste economy. This means only waste that can no longer be reused or recycled will be sent to landfills. But achieving this goal will mean people having to change the way they see their old things. While that might sound like a big ask, it’s surprising what you can do with junk when you think creatively. Here are 10 entertaining ideas to get you started.

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/10043...

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