Recycling is a trend that has been growing in popularity for some time now. “With more and more people becoming aware of the importance of recycling, as well as the benefits to our environment, it’s no wonder that so many people are willing to take part in this movement.” said Patrick Mazurkiewicz, the founder of WirEntsorgen What the future may hold for recycled products, from clothes and furniture to even food, let us see!
It might be the next big thing in fashion. The fact that these clothes are made from eco-friendly materials and have a smaller environmental footprint is only icing on the cake!
To be honest, clothes that are made from recycled materials aren’t looking different than newly produced ones, in fact, companies that make them take care of the quality. Many big clothing companies are one of the biggest water polluters in the world since dyeing textiles require huge amounts of water.
Let us also think about textiles made from animals such as leather and fur. We can get rid of that business, but the pieces that are already out there can be reused. You can sew boots from the old handbags or some smaller pieces from fur coats.
Recycled clothes can be sewn from already existing textile or made from materials like plastic for example wellies or rain coats. Some accessories can and already are produced from plastic such as old banners. Do you like straw hats? They can be made from plastic straws instead of natural ones.
Many people are turning to recycled plastic products and, in turn, these items have been made into beautiful pieces of furniture. For example, one company that specializes in this has created a line of shelving units as well as office chairs out of recycled materials.
We can often see pieces of furniture near the trash bins and most of us pass through without considering, but there are people who collect such pieces and can turn them into something beautiful or at least reconstruct their previous beauty.
Textiles or leather used for making sofas and chairs can also be obtained from recycled materials. Wood for cupboards, desks, wardrobes etc also can be reused from different pieces of furniture as long as it isn’t covered in mold.
That may sound a little weird at first but when you think about it, the process is similar to composting. The food that we don’t eat is put into a machine called an expeller press which separates out any fats or oils left over in the food. These fats can then be used for other things such as soap, lipstick or moisturiser and the food itself becomes animal feed.
There is also a more and more popular way of life called freeganism. These people state that it’s more ethical and environmentally friendly to eat food that would have otherwise been thrown away. It is proven that sometimes grocery stores throw away perfectly good items because there is lack of information on the container. Or they throw good vegetables and fruit just because they are a little bit uglier than expected. Sadly it is people’s fault since customers demanded more and more perfect items.
That isn’t so bad, it takes a lot of resources to produce cars in the first place. Recycling will be much more environmentally friendly and efficient than producing new metal from scratch. Some components might be reused from destroyed cars, like for instance the engine block.
Yes, it is possible to recycle houses! EU is running a project that aims to recycle and reuse all the materials from demolished buildings. They are trying to build new homes with the old bricks, mixing them with some other recycled material like concrete or wood for instance. This is a groundbreaking approach to recycling that could make a huge difference in the future.
Why Do We Need to Say That Recycling Is Trendy?
Recycling is our hope for a better future and it is important to spread the word about recycling efforts. There are many people who don’t know or understand that recycled goods are just as good, if not better than new materials because they often have some wear and tear from being used before.
The idea of a “throw-away society” has led us away from being good shepherds on Earth, and it is time to turn that around.
When we recycle, at least some of the good stuff in society won’t go to waste anymore, but instead will live on through us as citizens who care about what kind of world our children’s futures are going to be living in. If we don’t, we will drown in our own waste.