Do we Recycle, Reuse, or Upcycle ??
The facts behind climate change can often be misconstrued
So how can we keep from becoming confused?
Upcycled, Recycled, Reused
All three stop precious natural resources from being over abused
A simple explanation can be a good place to start
Without sending our neurosis off the chart
To upcycle we can turn the shabby into sheek
To recycle we can give an old product a totally new physique
With reuse we can keep an item until its called an antique
Most important is to personalise your own upcycling, recycling, reusing technique
As any or all will stop the damage to nature from becoming more bleak.
We recycle unused egg cartons that have factory defaults into animal bedding Behind The Stable Door –“The act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. In doing so, the finished product often becomes more practical, valuable and beautiful than what it previously was.”
All of us have wonderful skills to do this, like the lady in London who resuses discarded crisp packets to make blankets for the homeless, or the fashionable and popular art of taking old pieces of furniture and giving them a retro look and a new lease of life.
Our recycling on the farm uses egg cartons that are deemed to have factory defects and are not acceptable to the end supplier. These egg cartons are collected unused from the factory that makes them, and brought to our farm were we start the process of upcycling or recycling them, or repurposing them, giving them a new life.
Our ecoshred bed is the result of them heading through a shredding machine, getting the dust extracted and being put into bags ready for use as animal bedding.
They make super cosy, colourful, absorbent animal bedding and are also suitable to make great compost when they have been discarded after use. So we’ve twice reused them and saved a very reusable product from landfill and being homeless.
However, our future recycling dream relies on the generosity of others helping us out by understanding our dream to recycle and repurpose and support this by purchasing our bedding. That’s what keeps the wheels turning. Our recycling relies on our practical, valuable and beautiful bedding finding a new home. I hope you will check Ecoshred Bed out and join us on our recycling journey, it will be awesome if you can!