on recycling and reusing
" Use what you have" http://www.flickr.com/groups/usewhatyouhave/
"Tips for recycling and Reusing" http://www.flickr.com/groups/recycle/
"Pretty Organized" http://www.flickr.com/groups/prettyorganized/
"Odd balls knitting and crocheting" http://www.flickr.com/groups/90592512@N00/
"Ban the Bag" http://www.flickr.com/groups/banthebag/
This one even led me even to make a pledge! Here it is:
I PLEDGE TO:
1. Refuse to accept disposable bags in shops, markets, supermarkets and other food outlets. Instead I will...
2. Bring my own - use reusable bags for all my food shopping. and I will
3. Ask at least one friend or colleague to make this pledge.
I hate plastic bags and how they destroy everything, but it is really hard to avoid them!! I will now make a big sign on my door, so I will be reminded ALL the time to take a fabric bag with me, so I will not need to take a plastic bag anywere, besides I do not like to be a walking advertisment for all the companys were I do my shopping...;-)
Do you know this site? http://www.wearewhatwedo.org/
I think they have great ideas and they helped me to see that it does make a change what I do!!! Go and have a look! because we are what we do...;-)
On one of the groups someone asked about what to do with wine corks...here are my ideas for it:
I like to use them on the pots on my balkony....they make them lighter and are a good way of having a trainage layer for your plants in the bottom of the pots!!!
You can use them for stamp carving or as a base for stamps.
You can make curtains for summer doors ( you know those ones that keep the flys out but lat you walk through)
and you can make little table decorations with them. Look here: