“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest. It is the one thing all of us share.” The Earth is what we all have in common. I’ve recently started this venture called the ‘Recycled Art’. I was born and raised in Mussoorie. Subsequently shifted to Delhi for higher studies. I worked in the garment industry for a good number of years, but post-marriage due to a shift in priorities had to take a break. I’m somehow balancing between my household chores and vocation. I am currently not working full time that is why the balance Is pretty much in my hands.
When I deeply got involved in household chores, I realized that we generate so much trash each day. Without even having a second thought, we dispose of it polluting and endangering our planet. I always felt guilty for not salvaging, realizing the aftermath. There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere. Therefore, I started filtering and collecting what I could do as inputs to my upcycling/recycling. So to salvage what I could, I started collecting the trash items and started recycling. I was amazed to see the outcome.
I’ve recently started this venture called ‘The Recycled art’. Recycling is essential to cities around the world and to the people living in them.No space for waste. Our landfill sites are filling up fast. Almost all landfills in the UK will be full. It’s a fairly simple concept. When you transform something old into something new, it benefits the environment in several ways. Materials and natural resources aren’t wasted. Energy is saved during the manufacturing process. There’s less waste going to landfills. Not to mention, it helps keep wildlife safe.
Most of my products are inspired by nature aiming to save the Earth. The purpose where I start is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse.
As a next step, I started sharing images of these with my family and friends and they encouraged me further to post and create a market on social media. I feel what I am doing has a purpose to it. It’s so satisfying when you get to see your contribution to saving the environment. Although my work is like a drop in the ocean. I do whatever I can in my capacity.
Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time. Luckily, some creative recycling projects at home can help save the planet, so why not all the people around the world should give their contribution? Creativity is making marvelous out of discarded. Hence, this is my motivation for starting this venture. Always remember “The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth”.
*The views expressed in the above article are of the writer and not Winged Club.