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Use recyclable materials that are often put in the main bins on our estate, and pieces of furniture often dumped on our estate to make recycled gardens. We have planters around the estate, and reusing plastic bottles can help capture rain water (optimistically written in early August 2018!) and highlight that plastic causes pollution. Old furniture can have a new life, upcycled and used in place of planters or pots - why not turn an old chest of drawers dumped on the street corner into a herb garden or plant with wild flowers to encourage bees and insects? We have lots of open space on our estate, but at the moment it is just grass. We want to involve the whole community, young, old, disabled, no gardening experience, to learn about gardening and recycling to improve our environment in South Tottenham and the world. By doing all this, we will also discourage fly tipping.
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Why it's a great idea:
In Haringey we have an average recycling record. No worse, no better than London on average. But on our estate there is lots of litter and dumped furniture. Everyday we walk past plastic bottles, cardboard and tins that could be recycled, but have been thrown into (or at) the general waste bins. These materials could be used to involve the community in gardening, at the same time learning about recycling and serving as a lasting reminder that more recycling, more greenery and teamwork improves our environment. As well as promoting recycling, it will also hopefully discourage fly tipping.
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