This ‘Potting Shed’ at HoBB Real, was re-built from a coal store, which in part was once a pig sty, and then clad with ‘twin wall sheeting’ which once covered a bus shelter.
All shelving inside was originally Welsh Oak off-cuts sold as firewood, and the etched ‘vitruvian man picture window’ (by John Eley) is on loan from an exhibition entitled “The Water Palace”.
Re-cycling is not new. Non re-cycling is new.
Materials have always been re-used and it is natural to make the most of everything we have. Historically, the cost of a repair was cheaper than the cost of a new replacement but this rule is less so these days.
‘Wastefulness’ is being promoted
We should all refuse to accept the idea of refuse. Labelling things as ‘waste’ is rubbish if someone can think of a use for them.
Trashy goods are the real trash
“White Gloves” are on record as the first UK goods to be produced with inbuilt obsolescence and we handed this manufacturing disease onto the rest of the World. It is a disease and it does needs a cure.
Life on Earth, as we know it, is able to exist under only one set of environmental conditions, namely ‘in balance’. We will not get much further into our future by tipping this balance. If we are obstinate and continue to buy trashy goods to no avail, we will produce a future wasteland – ‘devoid of aesthetical, intellectual and spiritual richness’.
But ‘true recycling’ means re-thinking our production and consumption thoughts.
I feel it’s pointless for a species to outwear its only Earth home. We have come a long way from our primordial ooze and must all work to dissuade those amongst us from taking us closer to any future ooze.
Those who care, make waves ~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant