A creative approach to reusing and recycling

The Gulf Islands of BC are some of my favorite destinations, and fortunately, they are close enough that I can get to them often.  Most don’t have dumps, but creative solutions are found for human clutter.  I love the ingenuity and dedication of island folk.  Here’s an example…This is the gate of Saltspring Island’s recycling centre.

Once inside, you can recycle the usual tin, glass and paper, but they also have a little room that is floor to ceiling books, just for exchanges.  It’s utterly charming and very much in keeping with the atmosphere of the island.  Not all of the Gulf Islands have the resources for a book exchange, but most do have some sort of free store where you can drop off items you don’t need or exchange them for things others no longer have need of.  I love it.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sherylbooks
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 12:25:05

    The best kind of recycling!


  2. andrea Spalding
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 11:59:50

    Yes, our free stores are wonderful. We have been know to approach carrying something to drop off, and meet someone doing the same and just trade each others items before we reach the store!


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