We live in a world where food is conveniently packaged into a range of containers for both liquid, and solid matter. Our food is presented to us in packets, boxes, jars, tins, cellophane, plastic and paper. Our packaged food can be frozen, heated, microwaved, shaken, squeezed, baked, sprinkled, poured, and finally, consumed.
“In some developing countries up to 50% of the food is wasted through poor packaging and distribution methods.” SOURCE: Packaging What a Waste? KESAB.
A few ideas for ways to recycle our prepared food containers.
We found an artist creating sculptured creatures from reclaimed tin. Will Wagenaar, has been a professional artist since 1972.
“In 1993 he opened a very experimental storefront on Miami Beach where he twisted all manner of found materials into new usable objects and fine art. A couple of years later the concept expanded to The Miami Design District. That larger workshop and gallery showcased over a dozen artist’s work in reclamation art. Furnishings of all types, home accessories and fine art were displayed. Everything in the gallery was made of at least 80% recycled materials.”
Portable lighting devices used to illuminate broad areas, lanterns are the perfect addition to any room, indoor or outdoor.
Here is a collection of handcrafted lanterns re-purposed from existing materials
|Image c/o Nkuku|
|Image c/o Jamie Oliver|
|Image c/o 1800recycling|
|Image c/o Chez Beeper Bebe|