Products made from recycled waste
It's not just odd or unusual products that are made from recycled waste. Some of our everyday household items are available in supermarkets and made from recycled waste; bin liners made from recycled plastic and toilet roll made from recycled paper. So do your bit, buy recycled and close the recycling loop.
dGrade - UK made, biodegradable dog poo bags. Free delivery on all orders.
With the current price or petrol and diesel going through the roof, lots of people are turning to BioDiesel. Here are just a few companies who have contacted reuze and asked to be listed as supplies of BioDiesel.
Fire Hose (EaKo) lifestyle products made from industrial wastes, a line of beautiful belts and bags made from decommissioned fire hose. 50% of the profits go to charities associated with the waste streams. [Bournemouth]
Ethical Beds are a new take on designer furniture: chunky, rugged beds made from solid wood, each one unique, distinctive and hand-made, taking about a month to complete. However, this is not new wood being used for the frames: each bed has had a previous life - old roof purlins, factory joists, marine timber. In a world where our carbon footprint is becoming much more important, the primary power source in the making of these beds is simple elbow grease! [Lancashire]
A Local Printer Ltd - flyers, leaflets and business cards printed on 100% recycled material. Plus 'eco-friendly printing'.
Greener Style aims to help people have a stylish and sophisticated home while also being in balance with the environment. We offer the discerning customer something fresh and different - an opportunity to buy natural and recycled products without compromising on style. Utilising a sustainable approach, Greener Style presents a collection of beautiful merchandise sourced from companies that share our vision and passion for quality, style and conscience.
Use UK - aim to make Eco-friendly products more desirable to the design conscious and encourage environmental awareness in design. Lampshades, cushions, bookmarks, wall-art and handbags. [Kent]
Complete Wasters have an exciting range of recycled, re-used, fairtrade and sustainable gifts as well as low cost recycled computer systems. Visit our mini eco centre, gift shop and wildlife garden.
For the keep gardeners, how about this, The Paper Potter from the Nether Wallop Trading Company. Winner of a Green Apple Award.
Renew North East is a charity that recycles washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers, and electric cookers. You can buy from their showroom or via their eBay shop. Products normally have a 6 month guarantee.
ratmad.com - make pet bedding made from recycled jeans and fleeces - mainly for small animals - dog and cat beds to be introduced shortly.
Lesley Cole - I make papier mache decorations which include recycled materials such as record sleeves, packaging, plastic and metal lids, sweetie wrappers and anything else I come across that fits in with my aesthetic. My pieces are colourful and joyous, while celebrating the beauty that can be found in so called 'rubbish'.
Location: West Dulwich, London
Green Glass makes some unique and pretty clever glassware by cutting up recycled bottles. Because we don't melt the glass down it saves 90% of the energy normally used to make recycled glass. They make fantastic looking glasses and a great talking point.
From start to finish it takes about 3 hours for a bottle to go through the process of transformation into a wine glass. We hope you agree that the end result makes it all worthwhile.
Doy Bags - Doy Bags are funky, colourful bags and home accessories made from recycled foil juice packs. The juice packs come in a variety of fun flavours - from Fun Chum Apple to exotic Guyabano Juice - which are mixed and matched to create a huge variety of colourful bags. There are Doy Bags made from recycled sauce packs too - check out our popular Banana Ketchup and Tomato Sauce bags and aprons. And for chocoholics there are even Choc-O Milk bags!
Doy Bags are made in the Philippines by a women's cooperative. The cooperative's primary aim is to promote 'creative recycling' by finding ways of reusing materials that would otherwise go into landfill sites and incinerators. The cooperative is also proud to be giving a livelihood to 50 disadvantaged women and their families, and provides a scholarship programme for the children's education. Doy Bags are fairly traded - we purchase them on the cooperative's terms and at their prices.
Cuda produce a range of goods made from printed circuit boards: coasters, greeting cards, gift-tags, door signs, key rings. Minimum orders usually apply.
Contact: Sue Dawson
Matrix Technologies - 15 and 17 inch computer monitors.
Trunk Reclaimed - hand built furniture from reclaimed timber in the North East of England.
Kate Green Designs - if you are in the SW9 area of London, then why not contact Kate and see what furniture she has for sale. Recycled furniture given a "new lease of life". Commissions also welcome.
Direct Waste - Do you need a 1000 ltr IBC? Then Direct Waste are the people you need to talk to. Used only once and then pressure washed and valve tested.
Direct Waste Management Ltd
Docklands Office Furniture buy and sell used office furniture. Their stock is constantly changing so your best bet is to call them and see if they have what you want. Telephone 020 7739 7699.
Nouvelle - soft quilted toilet roll made from 100% recycled high quality paper. In addition, no optical brightening agents are used in the production of Nouvelle. [National]
Reelfurniture creates recycled wooden furniture for home and garden with the knowledge that they are acting positively to protect timber resources and conserve our forests. So much quality used timber is discarded after a very short life but with its integrity intact. With good design and commitment to conservation Reelfurniture offers you an ethical alternative to plastics and resins, tropical hardwoods, harmful chemical treatments and lacquers. [Norwich]
Allwag Promotions Ltd - promotional products made from recycled materials. Mouse mats, fridge magnets, mugs, paper clips, pencils etc.
Fabrications - Barley Massey designs and produces a range of interior products made from recycled materials. He also runs a gallery called 'Fabrications' where he promotes and sells his own work and that of other designers. [London]
Recycled Paper Supplies - general office supplies of paper, envelopes, pens, notepads, labels etc. made from recycled waste. [Kenilworth]
Buried Treasure Ltd - sell Pentium 1 and above computers; laser and inkjet printers; timber and timber products - planters, bat boxes, bird boxes. No website that I know of so contact them in one of the following ways:-
Reactivated.co.uk - sell all manor of things made from recycled goods. "The online venue for desirable and attention-grabbing home & office products with a recycled theme." Toys made from cans, telephones made from telephones, stationary made from OS maps, handbags made from tops and tins and much more. [Todmorden, Lancs]
save-a-cup - a recycling company that collects vending cups and turns them into useful things like pencils (1 cup), rulers (3+ cups), business cards (1/2 a cup) and wheelie-bins! They also supply bins to collect cups made from 70 plastic cups. [High Wycombe]
The Green Stationery Company - computer supplies, paper, envelopes, files, folders, pens etc. [Bath]
Panda Stix - the new rot-proof recycled plastic plant support. Can also be used to make enclosures. [Mansfield]
The Compakta Coffin - The coffin is largely made up from recycled materials using only natural glues, with virtually no pollution when buried or cremated. The coffin does not use any nuts, bolts, screws or fixings, thus creating little damage to the environment. By using recycled materials, Compakta Coffins help to reduce the demand on our timber resources. [Desford, Leicestershire]
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