Friday, August 1, 2014

Star challenge #7 - The RECYCLING month!

Recycling is a beautiful thing! We will never get to the point where we don't need to steel resources from mother earth for petty purposes, but the least thing we can do is to make sure we reuse and recycle as much as we can. We believe this is something we are generally getting pretty good at, at least in Sweden, but there is always room for improvement!

This month's challenge is to make 3 improvements to the way you handle recycling!


Things could be, eg:

  1. Make sure you recycle trash that comes from other rooms than the kitchen too.
  2. For those of you who have the possibility - start a compost or make sure food garbage is made useful in some way.
  3. Hand in cloth pieces that are too small to use to fabric recycling.
  4. Organize so that recycling becomes easier.
  5. Upcycle trash to new things that you want to use, such as tins becoming pencil jars etc.
  6. Teach your kids about recycling and show them how to do it.

You come up with three changes that is relevant to you and your lifestyle and if you manage those, you'll receive a star and 10 points.

Good luck!

Note! If you are a newcomer who wishes to jump on board the Sew for a change challenge, then you'll start with 47 points instead of 75. Check out all the rules here. Welcome!!!


  1. Oh... the issue of waste. I can bore for Britain on this topic...!

    There is a wonderful discipline in academia called 'industrial ecology'. In industry it is sometimes called 'industrial symbiosis' or put simply recognising that one man's waste is another man's resource. It is a principal that is ancient but has to be packaged in fancy management speak these days...

    Perhaps you want to have some fun seeing recycling in these terms and not limiting them to a loop within the household. E.g. I 'import' waste from the coffee shop (spent coffee for plants), leaves from the park (for leaf mould), felled branches from trees in the neighbourhood (for growing structures, carving spoons etc), polystyrene crates from the fishmongers (for growing lettuces) and I also 'export' waste, e.g. give my plastic yoghurt & cream pots to the art college, left over yarn to the primary school for their craft classes and old books to the library... It is a wonderful way to look at the flow of 'stuff' and the local economy... ;-)

    1. That's a great way of looking at it - I did pass that on to the people hanging in the Facebook group. Many now struggle to find the three improvements since they are already so good at it, but to look further than the own home may open up to new ideas!


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