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Recycle This redesign

Pretty much ever since we launched (How Can I) Recycle This three years ago, I’ve been wanting to redesign it – to freshen it up and to make better use of the available space.

I finally got around to doing it last month and with John’s help, we launched the new design on Sunday (and moved it onto being hosted on Brightbox).

I’ve got loads of ideas for new features – and finally got some space to fit them on the page now. Just got to find the time to implement them now…

Button earrings

button earringsFollowing a query from a reader yesterday, I’m doing a post on buttons on Recycle This next week and wanted to post a(n admittedly not great) picture of my most favourite earrings in the whole wide world ;)

I wear the dangly ones all the freakin’ time and they constantly get caught in my scarves but I love them. I should probably remake them so they’re a little less snaggy…

Before I trained my ears to accept dangly earrings though, I loved the studs – the buttons just glued onto stud findings. I like that the black ones were subtly buttony. ;)

Recycle This in the Guardian too


Recycle This has really been popular this week – we’ve had links from loads of different blogs after a mention on treehugger and now the Guardian newspaper has mentioned us in an ethical editorial thingy too.

So to say it again, woo!

Recycle This was “loved” by the Times in 2006


Recycle This has had its second mention on the Times newspaper’s website, Times Online.

We got a link a couple of months ago on the site’s Eco-Worrier blog but I’ve just noticed that we got a link in their Newsdesk’s blog in their “The web we loved” round-up of their favourite sites in 2006 (in the environmental section) too.


Compost This

Compost this buttonRecycle This has spawned a side project – Compost This.

It answers those difficult composting dilemmas like whether you can compost eggs shells (yes, breaking them up first though help), or wee (yes, just don’t over-wet the pile), or bricks (not so much).

John coded the system it uses and I created the content.

It’s got over a hundred entries in the database so far – all the usual stuff – but we’ll add more as time goes one, particularly more specific plants and whatnot in the garden waste category.

Recycle This!

How can I recycle this logoJohn and I have a new little project. It’s called “How can I recycle this?” – http://www.recyclethis.co.uk.

It’s a community-driven site, coming up with creative and fun ways to reuse and recycle various bits and bobs from around the home and garden. Each week, there will also be a green dilemma to discuss because we constantly find ourselves in a tangle about which out of two green or ethical options are best.

As it says on the site’s about page, we decided to set it up after eating a big pile of pistachio nuts. There we were, enjoying the sodium high but at a loss about what to do with the leftover shells. We thought there must be a million uses for them but we just couldn’t think what.

The design isn’t finally finalised yet but we thought we should get going on it since the content is the important bit.

Anyway, go over and leave some suggestions!