Before embarking on a marketing campaign, you need to know your audience – it’s elementary. David Burrows dons his deerstalker, places his pipe firmly between his teeth and investigates how best to go about it
Trading Manager Dany Drummond isn’t the sort of person you’d expect would work in a scrap yard. A sparky 20-something who joined SITA as a graduate four years ago, she’s about as far removed from the clichéd image of a metal merchant as you can get.
The prototype Scrubba Wash Bag attempts to solve the age-old problem of packing for your holiday. Take too many clothes and lug a huge suitcase around, or pack too few and spend the last few days in less-than-hygienic attire.
Dublin-based artist Frank Buckley has created this beautiful bungalow entirely from recycled materials. It boasts a spacious bedroom, bathroom and living room, and is well lit, cosy and warm. The downside? It took €1.4 billion to make.
For most of us, recycling should be a familiar idea by now, but it seems that some people in Warwickshire still haven’t quite grasped the concept and are sending all manner of strange items to their local recycling centres.
So much conspires nowadays to make it harder to track the passing of the seasons. Not just the weather of course, although that is doing its best with the exceptionally warm March followed by a considerably chillier April.
It’s the oldest part of the UK’s recycling sector: long before kerbside collections, steel and aluminium were being reused as scrap. It’s also one of the largest: the metal industry is worth over £5.6 billion to the British economy each year, with 5.5 million tonnes of iron
The charity Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR) has been successfully salvaging ageing and rusting trade tools for over 30 years, with an impressive 58 TFSR groups across the UK from the Channel Islands to Aberdeen.
When I ask Michel Welter, Booking and Communications Manager for Luxembourg’s Rock-A-Field festival, why the event has such a strong environmental ethos, he explains with an apt French expression ‘C’est dans l’air du temps.’