upcycled furniture by Zoe Murphy

Your local recycling centre will take a lot of items for recycling but for those tricky items here are a list of other places to try. Remember though, it’s always better to repair or reuse your own goods than to recycle it if possible.

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Cute Sand box from Pallet

August 20, 2013

pallet sand box

Another great use for left over timber pallet. Orignally published on www.prakticideas.com but can’t find webpage now.

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 Colouring Pencil Ring

I love this ring, particularly because it gives a new lease of life to old colouring pencils. It has been created by jewelry designer Maria Cristina Bellucci, who has even more amazing pieces on her website.

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Free the Girls

March 3, 2013

Free the Girls

Above all else i’m a pragmatist and i just love practical solutions to problems and this, in my opinion, is one.  Free the Girls is a US based charity that gives victims of slavery a chance to be financial free.

Currently 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves around the world—more today than in any other time in history. 80% of those slaves are women and girls. There are a number of amazing organizations that are helping to rescue these women out of a life of prostitution, but what happens after they are rescued?  Many safe houses and aftercare facilities are doing great work in providing comprehensive rehabilitation and educational opportunities to survivors, but often their resources are limited. By partnering with safe houses and after-care facilities, Free the Girls provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.  Selling clothes allows them to work as much or as little as their school schedule permits.  The women in our program receive their starting inventory as a donation, and are then able to buy additional inventory from Free The Girls for below wholesale value to help maintain their competitive edge on the marketplace.  Revenue from inventory sales helps subsidize overseas program costs.

You can help by collecting or donating bras today.

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Recycled Watch Bracelet

November 10, 2012

I just think this is so deadly. (Originally posted in Facebook by Reuse connection)

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Think this is a great idea for a stylish splashback that doesn’t cost the earth, literally. Originally posted here and shared on facebook by ReUse