April 16th, 2011

notes from a small island

Reduce, re-use, recycle.

We have recycling tubs, and recycling bins in supermarket carparks - but others here got to those things before me.

However, the first recycling common in most towns and villages in Britain was in the form of charity shops. When my daughter was little she learnt the concept of recycling from buying clothes at 'Age Concern', or 'Save the Children', that someone else had outgrown, and taking her own clothes into those places, as she outgrew them, for someone else to use - so this is a favourite place for re-using and recycling -

Re-use and Re-cycle.