Out with the old - in with the new
As with the last post, this post does not actually refer to Charles Kennedy. At my house we have obtained a skip and placed various items around it. Some of the items include some quite nice old furniture that we took into the house when my wife's mother died.
The desired result is being achieved in that people are taking items away to make use of them.
Skips act as localised recycling centres, but do not satisfy government targets.
At the moment there is a really nice wardrobe looking for a home. Interestingly we have actually taken in one item that was brought to the "installation".
As a society we have become very wasteful. Over time with tighter energy availability resources will not be as freely available. This will require the sustainability three Rs to be remembered - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.