This time, I would like to share about simple recycling. I said simple because it’s as simple as ABCD.The recycling products with photos below, which I made from some materials that most people considered waste can simply be done by anybody, thus I am calling it ABCD ( Any Body Can Do). I encourage you to be involved in recycling for the preservation of our natural environment. Why is it important to involve ourselves to recycling? Recycling, as defined by Wikipedia, is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. So what is greenhouse? Gas molecules that absorb radiation from outer space, like the UV rays of the sun, these type of gas molecules are called greenhouse gases.These greenhouse gases include water vapor, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide (N2O) and other gases.
Involvement in recycling is one of the best ways for us to have a positive impact in the world where we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. So start to make useful products from waste materials instead of throwing them to trash bins which later would be dumped to the landfills and add up to the wastes that contributes to the destruction of our natural habitat. Helping to minimize the amount of waste we create which is increasing all the time, will have a positive overall impact, if all of us will act on it. Some may say, how can their involvement in recycling help because their contribution would only be like a small dust compared to the world in whole? Let’s not despise what we can do, instead just think that we have to do it because it’s what’s needed to minimize the current global wastes issues and it’s the right thing to do. I tell you it’s a big thing because if everyone would have the same mindset and will start helping by recycling, our joint forces will have big results. On the opposite side, if we let negative thinking dwell and nobody would act to participate we cannot save the Mother Earth. If we recycle our small home wastes we help in reducing the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. Production of raw materials uses huge amounts of energy but recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources.
Aside from our contribution to our natural environment protection and conservation, there’s something good you would feel after you’ve finished beautiful, useful products from waste materials. When you look at your creations you’d have that feeling of accomplishment and it’s a good start because it could motivate you the next time around. So are you ready to do some simple recycling? Let me show you some of my recycling products, like what I’ve said, it’s as simple as ABCD, you can do it too.
These are simple recycling projects and you can do it too, my friend. For the vases designing if you are recycling bottles and jars, and if you don’t have drawing skills, I suggest for you to spray-paint it with green first then just pick a good-shaped leaf of right size that would match your project’s surface. Position it the way you want, afterward spray paint it with your chosen background color. It’s easy, and the more you involve yourself, the more you will enjoy it. Just make sure to do it outside your home for the paint’s smell is not good to be breath in by your kids. Use some old newspapers where you would put and paint your stuffs or else you’ll stain your floor or wall. If you prefer not to use paint, you may glue some small stones of different colors and designs, or you may use some kind of dried small seeds. There are many free materials you can use to make your recycled product stand out, it’s up to you to practice your creative power and unique designing skills.
While I was doing these recycling projects, I am amazed of the thoughts that this is how God works in the lives of people who completely surrendered their lives to Him. Surrender to God can be illustrated like this; I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing. It must be absolutely surrendered to my hand if I am to write properly with it. If another holds it partly, I cannot write properly. Our sinful nature put us in a position where we are like these waste materials, filthy, dirty, of no value. But the eyes of God see us in a different perspective. He sees us as potential, beautiful master pieces. If we are willing to let Him do the work of transforming us, He can make our life beautiful, useful and valuable. He wants to save us from destruction. God is the Craft-Master and we are the waste materials that were recycled having been rescued from heading to the “landfill” and there forever be crushed. But unlike the waste materials, we have our own free will, it’s our choice to let Him transform our life or not.
Many more recycling art crafts to be featured in the future. Happy recycling, my friends!