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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 6 : Coffee Cans into Planters

Friday, 21 April 2017 16:15:44 Europe/London

With almost 5 billion aluminium cans sold each year in the UK and 42% recycled, there is a still a long way to go ensure cans do not end up in landfill, this weeks DIY project takes large coffee cans and turns them into stylish planters for your home.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Spanish Pupils Win Award for Throwaway Society Video

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:10:44 Europe/London

Spanish Pupils Win Award for Throwaway Society Video


Spanish pupils win award for witty short 3 minute video "Cans". The video centres around a pupil waking up each morning and walking somewhere (presumably to school) with a can of 'pop' in his hand. Every time he walks past another pupil he drops the drinks can on the floor and carries on walking. This scene keeps happening 5 or 6 times until the young girl constructs a recycling bin from the drinks cans the older pupil has thrown away, which forces the older pupil to think twice about his actions before the scene cuts to the older pupil putting his can into the recycling bin. You can see the video - here

The moral of the story is to think twice. There may not be a bin in sight but we all have a moral obligation to not drop our litter for someone else to pick up. We all inhabit this planet together as one, we are all equally fortunate to be here and we should be doing more to preserve what we have for future generations to come.

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