The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

posted 10.12.2013

Saw this video online and thought it was such a lovely story and a great example of reuse had to share it with all our Recipro users, enjoy!...

Category: general, recycling, resources

The Material Formerly Known as Waste

posted 18.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_5315" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Waste or Resource?"][/caption] I read a great new phrase today describing discarded goods - "the material formerly known as waste" and it got me thinking about how the waste landscape is changing and evolving and how key the terminology of these changes may prove to be. Whilst a pleasant phrase that brought a smile to my face, ...

Category: Mike Close, recycling, resources

An Upcycling Hero?

posted 15.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_5298" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="An upcycling hero?"][/caption] At Recipro we are often showcasing great examples of upcycling and reuse of building materials and other products, however, today we have an example of when upcycling can go horribly wrong. Artist Andrew Vickers noticed a pile of comics resting on the top of a skip and correctly identified that it...

Category: environment, funnies, Mike Close, recycling

Are the Streets are Paved with Gold?

posted 15.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_5295" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Are the streets paved with gold?"][/caption] This Sundays Daily Telegraph featured an interesting feature under the instantly attention grabbing headline of ?The streets are littered with gold?, in itself conjuring images of people scouring the pavements and highways of Britain waiting to stumble upon unknown riches. References...

Category: environment, in the news, recycling

Circular Economy Faces Consumer Challenges

posted 02.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_5220" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Circular Economy"][/caption] Katie McGuire, Associate Director of consultancy group CO2 spoke at last month?s annual Carpet Recycling UK?s conference about the difficulties in the creation of a true circular economy. In this speech she emphasised a need to adapt consumer and manufacturing habits. McGuire was eager to point ...

Category: environment, industry, recycling

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