How can I reuse or recycle old brooms, brushes & rakes?

December 22, 2010 by  
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Following on from last week’s plastic dustbins and Monday’s broken ironing boards, Philip also suggested Brooms and rakes.

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How can I reuse or recycle old musical instrument reeds?

November 26, 2010 by  
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Amber sent us an email asking about reeds from musical instruments: I’ve got TONS of old alto saxophone reeds lying around, and was wondering if anybody had an idea about how to reuse/recycle them? I am incredibly unmusical but Wikipedia tells me reeds tend to be make from cane, although there are an increasing amount of synthetic ones in use. The first idea that springs to mind is turning them into some sort of jewellery – a subtle nod to your musical skills

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Five fantastic reuses for expanded Polystyrene foam packaging

November 25, 2010 by  
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Expanded polystyrene, the moulded white shapes you get as protective packaging when you buy electronics or large toys etc, is a pain to recycle – it can be recycled now but not many places collect it.

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