There is little now that cannot be recycled and my local council are adding to their list all the time of what can be recycled instead of thrown onto the scrap heap. As well as the activities of the council, many private firms now offer recycling facilities for certain objects and if they can make a profit out of saving the environment then good luck to them.
You can now recycle everything from gypsum and plasterboard recycling to the yoghurt pot from your breakfast.
But what many people fail to realise is that instead of recycling what they do not need, they can be reusing recycled items to a much wider extent.
Take your home for example – you can buy chairs made out of old ski lifts, tables made out of old beams and everyday furniture made out of wood recycled from pallets and old building materials. Many of these are not cheap to buy as they are quite labour intensive but they made a stylish addition to the home plus you are doing your bit for the environment.
Another more direct way of buying chic items for your home is of course to buy second hand and there are many antique and junk shops where you can buy some really cool stuff at a fraction of the price of new.