Thursday, December 9, 2010

ideas for crafting with recycled materials

 

I've started to link to interesting project ideas that have something to do with reuse. I will add more links here as I locate photos, video and articles. I frequently begin to develop my art projects by surfing the web for ideas. I plan to eventually design a series of art lesson plans for my classroom based upon recycling.

Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste management and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy." (wikipedia.org)