Is cheaper pre-packed food making us waste more plastic?

Programmes like Blue Planet have massively raised awareness of the damage that plastic is causing to our environment, and this month's campaign for a Plastic Free July has had many people make an effort to lessen their plastic usage.  If you’ve read any of my other blogs you will know that I’m a keen recycler … Continue reading Is cheaper pre-packed food making us waste more plastic?

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Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art

Following on from my features of how to upcycle music memorabilia into art, I would like to share some of the wonderful upcycling creations from my friend Suzanne Reddington aka Mother Punk. Suzanne is artistic by nature and comes from a family of musicians and music lovers. She has shared many of her projects with … Continue reading Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art

Ecobricks – How to Reuse Waste Plastic

I’ve just come across this wonderful idea of making ecobricks* from plastic via a new UK Facebook group and wanted to share the idea with you all. It is brilliant because it’s something that you can do yourself in your home or your school or community. You do not need to wait for shops or … Continue reading Ecobricks – How to Reuse Waste Plastic

How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Music is a huge part of my life and I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my music memorabilia. One day I got to thinking, what sense is there in keeping it hidden away in a box or a cupboard?  So I decided to get creative with some of my old old … Continue reading How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Upcycling Musical Instruments for Cherry Lodge Cancer Charity

Psychobilly Kicks Back is a charity set up in 2016 by psychobilly* musician Steve "Ginger" Meadham and his wife Amanda, which has raised £1000s to support cancer sufferers at Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet, London. Their first annual charity gig in February 2017 sold out quickly as some of the top and up and coming bands … Continue reading Upcycling Musical Instruments for Cherry Lodge Cancer Charity

How To Reuse, Redistribute & Recycle Your Rubbish

With all the recent publicity about cutting down on plastic use, many people are now looking to go further to reduce throw away items and even work towards zero waste. We are all pretty adept at recycling our rubbish now but how many of you reuse or redistribute your rubbish? The old saying “one mans … Continue reading How To Reuse, Redistribute & Recycle Your Rubbish

Alternative to Christmas Cards 2017 – Baubles and Decorations

This year’s creation was decided a year in advance as I was hoping to get my friends onboard for a mutual exchange. As it involved buying rather than making, I knew that I’d need time to find something that matched the personalities of the recipients for 2017’s project. As a young adult I used to … Continue reading Alternative to Christmas Cards 2017 – Baubles and Decorations