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Blog entries from Feb 2013

  • save the earth by buying funny fruit

    Posted 24 Feb 2013

    If you check out the fruit section at the supermarket, you'll find perfectly formed fruit, rarely varying from the standard size and shape. You might even start to think that all apple, pears etc loo...


  • tour in a skip

    Posted 24 Feb 2013

    Check out this skip lover - the late, great Lol Coxhill decided to take his show on the road in 2004 - in a skip. Why a skip? According to the Shed website, run by Simon Thackray, it was actually cle...


  • check out this work of skip art

    Posted 22 Feb 2013

    It might look like someone has lit up a skip for health and safety reasons, but this is actually a work of art! A yellow fluorescent tube highlights its edges, a wire fence surrounds it, and a notice...


  • how charity shops pay thousands to get rid of your waste

    Posted 20 Feb 2013

    Second hand shops, charity outlets and thrift stores are an excellent way of breathing second life in to things you don't want or need anymore. But have you ever wondered what charity shops do with do...


  • flytipping causes misery for people up and down the uk

    Posted 18 Feb 2013

    Flytipping is an unfortunate fact of modern life. As costs to dispose rubbish soars - more and more people are illegally getting rid of the waste they produce. A recent news story is a damning indict...


  • skip the cake

    Posted 16 Feb 2013

    You wouldn't necessarily think that skip hire would be good inspiration for birthday cakes - but think again! Skip folk love their craft so much that on their birthdays, they want a reminder of their ...


  • the things we throw away on valentines day

    Posted 11 Feb 2013

    An infographic on the unwanted gifts we throw away on Valentine's day ...


  • come in make yourself at home

    Posted 10 Feb 2013

    Here in the UK, this living room made from a builder skip would be about as useful as a chocolate teapot. But we quite fancy bring the outside in, (or the inside out?) with this deluxe, open air loun...


  • cooking show on food from rubbish skips

    Posted 08 Feb 2013

    "Waste Cooking" started as an online show early last year, and in December a television station in Vienna started airing it. The episodes chronicle dumpster divers, also known as freegans, who pull pe...


  • big bear in bin blunder

    Posted 06 Feb 2013

    Local emergency services in Vancounver, Canada, were called to the scene of an incident involving a bear trapped in a rubbish bin. The bin was being carted on to a wagon to be carried away for emptyin...