Beauty of waste material …
By Abhilasha Kamre
When we talk of waste we always think about the pile of dirty unhygienic out of use garbage thrown by us, but a lot of us might think differently. Waste material can be recycled, reused and converted into beautiful useable items at home.
You must be well aware of the two different types of waste by now. Let me tell this once more that there are two types of waste, bio-degradable and non bio-degradable waste. The bio degradable waste like, paper, vegetables waste, cooking waste fruits waste etc. can be used as a fertilizer by old pit decomposition method.
The Non bio-degradable waste
For example plastic bags, plastic bottles, glass bottles, jars, soda cans, tiers empty containers, egg shells and many more. These can be reused and converted into beautiful items that can be used as show pieces at home or any useful things in daily life. If there is will and creativity any person can do wonders and create amazing things from waste non bio-degradable materials.
If you ask me I would say nothing is waste, there is no end to innovation and ideas. I always try to find some possibilities to recycle or reuse the waste material. A creative mind always sees some beauty even in trash and finds ways to change that waste item into useful and exquisite pieces of art .As you can see I have used waste glass beer bottles and jars to create beautiful vase, innovative table legs, colourful lamps, I have used egg shells to create mosaic painting and textured vases, converted old fruit crate into lamp holder and many more.
There are many artists or craftsmen who believe in converting waste into useful and beautiful things thereby reducing the carbon footprint.
Plastic, rubber tyres, soda cans, plastic cups, news paper, cardboard boxes, glass bottle, jars and fabric etc. These are major non bio-degradable waste materials thrown by us and all of these can not only be recycled but also reused. For instance gift boxes or cardboard boxes can be reused as light stand, laundry bag, can be converted in to beautiful photo frames, ice cream sticks can be reused as colour planes, frames, ornaments hanger, toy rack etc.
Plastic bottles used as a planters in small balcony arrangements
Glass bottles can be used as jar to keep dry fruits, candle containers, can be converted in to beautiful vase, a decorative cold drink glass, colour night lamps etc.
Use of plastic bottle Mr Prashant Lingam has built up house with thousands of plastic bottles. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thenewsminute.com There are many other examples like this. Plastic bottles have maximum usage in the entire world, we can use them by converting then into beautiful planters, wind chimes, wall hangings, pen pencil holders, lanterns and many more like this. Plastic cups, old jars can be used to make candles.
Rubber Tyres: We cannot destroy rubber them as it can create irreparable damage. The reason behind this is that they are non bio-degradable and highly toxic if burned and highly durable too.
Various attempts at reusing and recycling
A recent study says, Mr. Charles Kabuphi https://www.google.com/search?q=mr+Charles+Kabuphi&safe converted old used tyres into shoes and slippers. Few use them as planters for big plant, swing etc. Whereas other major brands are successfully using plastic materials to make sneakers and shoes with waste plastic material.
Old bowl and fruits crate turn in to lampshade and lamp holder
Waste creates pollution of all kinds and that is detrimental to environment as a whole. It makes more sense that we act today otherwise tomorrow will not be safe for the entire human race. Each individual is putting their effort according to their capabilities. Let us all come together and put our thoughts together to recycle and reuse the waste and create a healthy place to live.
Let’s take a look at some more pictures by Abhilasha Kamre: