How often do you come across an old item in your house or work environment and feel like disposing off? That item could be a resource to you or another person.
Even without being told, recycling should be part of our culture because of the enormous personal and environmental benefits. By recycling, we cut on costs of purchasing products whose purposes could be served by the already existing one. Take for instance a water bottle, you can use for several years and can carry with you everywhere; you will reduce the number of plastic bottles you could have used if you were to buy new ones regularly.
In the quest of keeping our environment clean, reducing the amount of solid wastes generated is critical. Recycled materials depending on what they are, encourage innovativeness and appeals to senses.
At the Trampoline Park which is more of a gaming arena at the recently refurbished village market (Nairobi) has incorporated a lot of recycled materials in their design and construction such as old car bodies, plastic bags, and steel drums among others.
I found the use of steel drums to make chairs and tables at the food courts environmental conscious, appealing, innovative, and comfortable. These are materials that are non-biodegradable hence if dumped anyhow have adverse implications on the environment, including taking colossal landfill space and disrupting the physical state of the environment.
Images of aquatic life trapped in steel cans and plastics bottles have emerged recently because humans carelessly discard such materials that eventually end up in the ocean, lakes or rivers. Why do we want to kill the things that make this planet complete?
The old mini-bus body that was redesigned with comfortable seats for relaxation or even holding meetings brought some form of nostalgia. Instead of heaping so many scrap metals carelessness, they can be transformed for more useful purposes.