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The truth about recycling

 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531352-000-throwaway-culture-the-truth-about-recycling
We take it for granted that recycling is the best way to dispose of waste. But is that just greenwash? New Scientist sorts through the trash so that you can make up your mind Which materials are worth recycling?
From the most basic environmental point of view, all materials are worth recycling, because this reduces the need for energy-intensive mining and smelting of virgin materials. That makes a huge difference for some things – notably aluminium – but even recycling glass leads to a small energy saving and consequent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can also provide a reliable, non-imported source of scarce resources such as the rare earth metals that are crucial parts of touchscreens and other high-tech devices. However, the answer gets muddier when we consider economics. The price of recycled material fluctuates wildly, and some often aren’t profitable to recycle, espec…
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Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 100+kg of 6mm Plywood Off cuts to Woodcraft to Wellness in Saltney, Donated by Reynolds Timber

Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 100+kg of 6mm Large Plywood Off cuts to Woodcraft to Wellness in Saltney, Donated by Reynolds Timber




Idea for Reinforcing Window Storm Plywood Shutters on a Budget with Cut Up Used Tyres

Used Tyres, locally available for free, can be easily cut up with a hand blade & a metal jig saw blade (for side wall metal tyre bead) to strengthen a plywood or metal shutter.

The tyre off cuts are screwed and / glued into raw plugs in the wall . Preferably bolted to the plywood 

A Short Lesson in Building Effective Shutters

www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/shutters/index2.html

 plywood hurricane shutters images

If there's no money for plywood , salvaged pallets could be used 





For bigger windows the tyre tread can be cut

 A Variation.


The whole shutter counld be covered with over lapping tyre treads fo max strength, but weight would be heavy.

First ideas for total coverage layout






Perhaps a combination of the side walls & tread would work best . Side walls could be cut as complete circles & screwed to tread strips

Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires

Following on from Cabinz recent work with reusing tyres

  Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

I cam e across this related garden shelter..

 Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires  

It uses tyre treads in a similar way, over panel joints





Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 200kg of 6mm Large Plywood Off cuts to Ellesmere Port Men in Sheds, Donated by Reynolds Timber

E Port Men in Sheds Phone: 0151 3572098 mike.doherty@ageukcheshire.org.uk
www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/our-services/men-in-sheds/ 
Reynolds Timber www.reynoldstimber.com 0151 670 1213



Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

While currently building the Hexayurt with Drywall / Composite Stick Frame & Magnesium Oxide ( Mgo) Board Cladding . Re-used Insulation Infill  I was thinking about variations on joining of the panels. As I am re-using free bottles etc for the insulation, and given the current hurricane in Florida, I was thinking of a free & plentiful, strong flexible seam that would withstand a high wind.  Old worn tyres came to mind. Note. if the edge sealant does not waterproof the seam, a covering flashing (perhaps of grp sheet strips may need to be installed) )  After trying another method (see following pics) I think its best to:   ( Update ) Related shelter  Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires 1.  cut both sides off as per the vid below with a Contour Knife & Trimming Blade . 2. Then cut the tread part of the tire one with a metal bladed jig saw. This leaves a flat strip . 3. Put a bead of silicon sealant along the side of tyre or panel edge 4. sc…

Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

Go to this link  Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint While currently building the Hexayurt with Drywall / Composite Stick Frame & Magnesium Oxide ( Mgo) Board Cladding . Re-used Insulation Infill  I was thinking about variations on joining of the panels. As I am re-using free bottles etc for the insulation, and given the current hurricane in Florida, I was thinking of a free & plentiful, strong flexible seam that would withstand a high wind.  Old worn tyres came to mind. Note. if the edge sealant does not waterproof the seam, a covering flashing (perhaps of grp sheet strips may need to be installed) )  After trying another method (see following pics) I think its best to: 1.  cut both sides off as per the vid below with a Contour Knife & Trimming Blade .

2. Then cut the tread part of the tire one with a metal bladed jig saw. This leaves a flat strip . 3. Put a bead of silicon sealant along the side of tyre or pan…