Sure, we can! As we’re taught by a number of people keen on creative recycling, who create amazing things, just giving a new life to materials usually considered as scrap materials.
To explore this theme – definitely so topical and much discussed today! – you can now count on two brand new books (both in French, but with clear step-by-step pictures showing whole processes) with a whole lot of truly lovely, easy and 100% green projects: Couture maison durable & Atelier zéro déchet
The former one includes 20 eco-friendly, sewing projects to create everyday objects (from shopping totes, to make up remover pads, just to mention some); while the second is a manual of creative and practical recycling, since it explains exactly how to replace – in a green way – things that we’re used to considering as “throwaway”.
And if recycling inspires you, to start practicing up, you can also choose these Italian magazines:
fully focusing on how to re-use the most different things, strictly in a creative way, of course.
Anyway, more and more manufacturers in the craft industry are getting more and more environment friendly, offering us more opportunities to select products with a low environmental impact, when it comes to our hobbies.
But also these recycled-plastic bag handles from DMC:
As well as these recycled-polyester battings from Freudenberg:
Eco-sustainable products are going to get more and more and the way to a “zero-impact” world is still very long. However, as it is said worldwide “who starts well, is halfway there”.