Let's Talk Rubbish

A new book on reusing and upcycling trash

Epsom, Surrey, UK, August 2010: In “Let's Talk Rubbish”, published in August 2010 by Tatchipen Media, the Romani Publishing & Media Company, the author, Michael Smith (Veshengro), is not talking rubbish but about rubbish, about trash, or whatever else you may call it, and about how we can reduce it in our homes and at our places of work.

This 82-page book in A4 format is full of food for thought and ideas and projects of reusing and reworking and upcycling all manner of waste materials into something useful, and that in most cases almost instantly.

In a number of separate chapters from tin cans over glass jars to miscellaneous items the author is trying to communicate to the reader ideas of how he can make an impact by making things he may want or need from waste materials rather than going out and buying them.

The prime example would be the pencil bin. Many people rush out to buy a metal pencil bin – oh, it is made from recycled steel and ONLY costs $8 – while at the same time they have just thrown a perfectly good one into the trash or, if we are lucky, the recycling bin in the for of a clean tin can. That is a better recycled one than one made from recycled metal costing loads of money.

Other items upcycled are glass jars into lamps, electric and oil, drinking vessels, and rehydration vessels.

Then there are ideas as to what to do with all the one-side only printed pages in the office, all the card stock from cereal packs, and much, much more.

But, as the authors says, “Let's Talk Rubbish” is very much a “work-in-progress” in that it, more than likely, would never be finished, as more and more ideas come along all the time.

The book “Let's Talk Rubbish” is currently available only as an E-book and only available for purchase via “Let's Talk Rubbish” website http://letustalkrubbish.blogspot.com/ using PayPal. E-book will be dispatched via email immediately upon receipt of funds and notification from PayPal.

The author of “Let's Talk Rubbish” is Romani-Gypsy of origin and has written extensively on such diverse issues as green living, general and green politics, homesteading, recycling, Romani affairs and politics. He lives in Epsom, Surrey, England.

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