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October is Reuse month in Ireland

Reuse it or lose it: turning Ireland into a no-waste economy 
Eastern Midlands Waste Region   www.emwr.ie Southern Waste Region:  www.southernwasteregion.ie Connacht-Ulster Waste Region www.curwmo.ie
‘The Nualas’ song is available at: http://bit.ly/TheNualasReuseSong
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get creative with IBC containers

Cabinz Donates and Arranges Delivery of 800kg of Composite Door Off cuts to Hastings & St Leonards Men in Sheds

Cabinz Donates and Arranges Delivery of 800kg of Composite Door Off cuts to Hastings & St Leonards Men in Sheds





Pics of the Excellent Hasting & St Leonards Shed Workshop interior. It was previously a dance studio, hence the funky decor  



 Metal Shop

Geodesic Housing for the Homeless: Dome Made of Umbrellas

Hurricane Damaged Shelter Recovery Method for British Virgin /Caribbean Islands / Usa with little or no budget

Hurricane Damaged Shelter Recovery Proposal Method for British Virgin /Caribbean Islands / Usa with little or no budget
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage, America Can’t Afford to Rebuild 
Method 
1. Collect wood that is plentiful due to fallen trees / joists / stick frames 
2. Sort or cut wood into 50mm /70 / 140mm thick planks
3. paints planks with preservative 
4. Clad & nail / screw planks inside galvanised drywall lining channel or purlins, salvaged from destroyed buildings 
5.Drill holes in structurally sound brick walls, insert plastic walls plugs , glued in with injection resin or adhesives
6. Screw metal clad  planks to wall, horizontally & vertically , so a 2.4 x1.2m sheet can be screwed to it    
7  Fill insulation voids with plastic bottles filled with polystyrene or bubble wrap (or sand / soil / water if thermal mass / heavier wall weight required) .

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…