There’s a relatively new kid on the ‘recycle, repair, re-use, reduce’ block – re-purpose. Nothing new to those of the ‘make-do-and-mend’ generation but making a come back in the age of austerity and concern about the survival of our planet. Re-purposing explained…
Great to see and smell…
Better to drink…
As Wikipedia suggests, repurposing has actually been around as long as human civilization https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repurposing but I’m a fairly recent converts. The appeal for me is that it’s about problem-solving, creating something, saving money and being green all at the same time.
One of my favourite examples of re-purposing is at Royston Domestic Appliances where they use an old washing machine door as a water bowl for hot dogs passing their shop.
Here are some re-purposing ideas I’ve had a hand in…
Coathangers to …. coat hangers
Over bath … … to under shower
Glasses case to phone and pencil case and TV remote to pencil case
Ice cream carton to ‘temporary’ junction box
Bike brake handle hook, disposable razor hooks, fork hook, garden fork hook
Roadside recovery – hub caps to herb hub, mirror, clock, notice board
Calcium tablet tubes to pencil holder and sharpener, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser and phone charger cable tidy
Slipper sock to car cleaner
Garden chair to standing desk