Who remembers Furbies??!
This guy has made a musical organ out of FURBIES. Really! Each furby sings a key and can speak and do its bends All coming out its mouth. Too much time was spent on building this crazy spaghetti junction of a mad machine....
Well at least all those Furbies aren't in landfill!
An organ made out of FURBIES. Each furby sings a key and can speak and do its bends All coming out its mouth. Too much time was spent on building this crazy spa...ghetti junction of a mad machine .
Ps I’m still after furbies for more machine! Message me if you have any 🙃🙃🙃i dream to someday become the furby king.
This fashion company is using up old clothing and scraps to make new clothing. What do you think? Nice? Not wearable?
And remember it is easy to find a new home for your unwanted clothing-just list it on Freegle and someone local to you will come and collect! https://www.ilovefreegle.org/
Don't throw these away anymore!
Some nifty ideas to use up all those hard to know what to do with leftovers.
Running a local event or fundraiser? Did you know you can list them on our website? Yes you can! And for free!
A super easy way to get your message to thousands of people nearby to you.
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Can you live without plastic? via @ITV
If you missed this show please do watch it on catch-up! Reusables are the answer to avoiding disposables-we've been going on about this for years. And all products/packaging we consume need to be repairable and/or reusable and/or recyclable and councils need to provide facilities to recycle all the stuff we are forced to consume that cannot be reused!
"Our love affair with di...sposable plastics has reached crisis point, with only one third of consumer plastics currently getting recycled in the UK, tonnes of plastic floating in our oceans, washing up on our beaches and even entering our food chain. Helen Skelton investigates for Tonight whether it’s possible to live without plastic entirely.
Tonight has put together a list of tips to help shoppers cut down on their plastic consumption:
If it’s plastic and its black, put it back.
Refill = Less landfill
Wipe out wipes.
Say no to straws
Carry a cup
Loose means less!"
And we would add:
say no to plastic bags, say no to un-recyclable take-away containers and cups, pass on unwanted but reusable plastics (toys, DIY materials, furniture, office accessories, clothing, sports equipment etc etc) via FREEGLE https://www.ilovefreegle.org/
A book #reuse project to pull at our heart strings!
Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away.
As CNN reports, the... library was originally created for the use of the employees friends and family but, as it grew in size, the library was officially opened to the public in September of last year. “We started to discuss the idea of creating a library from these books. And when everyone supported it, this project happened,” said Çankaya Mayor Alper Tasdelen, whose local government spearheaded the opening of the library.
The library now has over 6,000 fiction and non-fiction books and includes a children’s section, an area dedicated to scientific research books, and a number of English and French language books for those who are bilingual.
The library building itself used to be a brick factory and is located at the sanitation department HQ. The building featured long corridors and an aged brick facade and transformed perfectly into a library.
Books can be withdrawn for two weeks at a time, with an extension available if required. The library’s collection has now become so vast that it loans many of the books to schools, educational programs, and even prisons.
“Village schoolteachers from all over Turkey are requesting books,” Tasdelen said. The library has also created new job opportunities as it requires full time staff to run and support it.
The library has proven to be a huge hit with the community. Children of the employees often enjoy reading there and local school children visit to study. Local cyclists who pedal through the nearby valley often take a break there and enjoy the lounge area and chess boards.
A fantastic way to do something useful with your plastic waste.
An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed solid with non-biological waste to make a re-useable building block. Best of all, you don’t need any fancy machines, special skills, engineers or even politicians to get started via Ecobricks: Plastic Solved
You can build just about anything from Ecobricks. Around the world people are innovating everything from gardens, to tables, chairs, walls and more with Ecobricks. Y...our imagination is the limit! Here on Ecobricks.org you can find a showcase and guide to all the most established bottle building methods.
Find out more here http://www.ecobricks.org/
Freegle is not just for #Valentines day...our free online dating service for your unloved stuff is here 24/7 all year round.
It's never too late to join up and find a new home for your unwanted things and meet lovely local people along the way.
Have you ever found any @legolostatsea in the past 21 years? Over 4.7 million pieces are still washing up on shores around the world.....
21 years ago today, nearly five million bits of Lego fell into the sea when a huge wave hit the container ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard. O...ne contained over 4.7 million pieces of Lego, much of it sea themed. The Lego is still washing up today. Although much has been found in the South West of England, it has also washed up in Ireland, Wales, France, Belgium, Holland and Portugal. A Lego octopus and one of the inflatable boats have also been found in the US. Could they be from the spill? It's a possibility. Some oceanographers believe that by now the Lego could have travelled all the way round the world.
Here's an updated guide to some of the commonly found pieces.
Have a flipping fantastic day!
The humble pancake is a savoury or sweet treat that has the power to become a staple of your food saving strategy and a they're a great way to use up leftovers., check out some yummy recipes via Love Food Hate Waste - Community
Have a flipping fantastic day!
The humble pancake is a savoury or sweet treat that has the power to become a staple of your food saving strategy and a they're a... great way to use up leftovers., check out some yummy recipes via Love Food Hate Waste - Community
Who's having pancakes for breakfast on Shrove Tuesday?
No need to buy packaged pancake kits as pancakes are super easy to make!
Here's a vegan recipe for those of you who've taken Veganuary into Freegluary via
1 cup flour (whichever kind you prefer)...
1 tablespoon sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
2 tablespoons baking powder
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk (or oat milk or hemp milk)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Set out all your ingredients.
Set a stove element with a pan to medium heat.
Combine the 4 dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder -- two Tablespoons, not two Teaspoons as some have suggested, salt) in a bowl.
Add the soy milk and vegetable oil to your mixture.
Mix until smooth.
Now the pan should be ready for your batter, so spoon one pancakes' worth of the mixture into the pan.
Flip [carefully] when you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake, or if the edges are looking stiffened.
Repeat until the batter is gone, and try not to eat them all while you're cooking them.
Awww these are lovely - learn to make lace heart pancakes!
You might need to practice this ahead of tomorrow!
175g/6oz plain flour...
1 large free-range egg
1 large egg yolk
300ml/10fl oz milk
25g/1oz unsalted butter, melted
Method to make lace pancake mix here:
Freegle is all about #giving and #sharing. But this goes beyond generous, this story has filled our hearts with joy. What an amazing gesture! £25k in hard cash given to provide a mobile night shelter for the homeless in Colchester.
A MYSTERY benefactor has stumped up £25,000 to pay for a homeless bus to keep rough sleepers off the street at night.
The Colchester Rough Sleepers Group had planned for a year of fundraising to raise the cash needed for the Chariot 180....
But after the group’s plans were published in the Gazette, a generous benefactor came forward and donated the cash, which has been used to buy a second-hand double decker bus.
There is also enough money left over to tax and insure the bus and hopefully to buy a support vehicle.