Oooh, Sugru!

I bought a new pair of boots the other day because my previous pair, which have done sterling service, have a big split on the sole of the right foot which means they’re no longer waterproof. It was going to cost £55 to replace the soles because of the way the boots were manufactured (rather well, but as an integrated unit), so I went and got a £45 pair of waterproof hiking boots instead.

I might make plant pots out of the old boots, but not before I see if I can fix the problem with some Sugru.

The Community Recycling Network

It can be hard disposing of waste sensibly and ethically. No matter how well meaning, your local council is likely to send you round in circles trying to find the right department or service. However, there are a lot of community based programmes out there that make creative use of the things everyday folks leave behind.

The Community Recycling Network tries to keep track of all these groups, allowing you to search by various criteria for the one best suited. They also produce rather nice directories, I picked up the Community Waste Network North West one on Saturday at the Green Architecture event.

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