Most of us recycle newspapers, bottles, cans and cardboard packaging but did you know that most things can be recycled? And some people prove it in the most dramatic way. Building a house entirely out of beer cans seems incredible, but John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer did just that in the U.S. Whilst Édouard T. Arsenault built a house out of 25,000 recycled bottles in Canada. Victor Moore, built the “junk castle” completely from salvaged materials back in the 70’s for the tiny sum of $US500! Architects in the Netherlands more recently built a modern home from recycled materials discovered in the area. Recycled steel from an old textile mill was used for the framework and the façade was made of wood from cable reels.
Can you imagine recycling dentures? A not for profit organization has found a way to make money from discarded dentures, reclaiming metals like gold and silver. They donate the proceeds from the sale of the metals to Unicef. And the best story of all – an airport that collects used chewing gum! The airport in England recycles the gum into tyres, toys and other products.
It is remarkable how many materials and items we use that can be recycled and re-used. Kartaway Adelaide are dedicated to diverting waste from landfill and recycle most of the waste they receive. Items they receive and recycle at their Recycling Depot in Campbelltown, Adelaide are:
The Recycling Depot is accessible in any weather, being undercover, and is open 7 days, so it’s easy to drop off your waste. Or order a bin or skip from Kartaway and know that they will drop off and pick up the bin or skip, then sort and recycle what you throw out.