Recycled Junk as Garden ArtAlabama Master GardenersState ConferenceApril 2013
Hayes JacksonUrban Regional Extension Agent
WHY RECYCLE?• Environmentallyfriendly• Green movement• Save landfill space• Economically savvy• Renewed interest incounter...
UPCYCLING…• Making a thow-awayobject useful.• Giving recyclables acreative purpose• Artistic expression• Saving valuable l...
TODAYS AGENDA• Convey ideas onupcycling in the garden• Encourage everyone torecycle, reuse, andimagine!• A few tips and st...
Containers & Pots
Paint Buckets…
Think out of the box…
Things I have used…• Lawnmower thatchbuckets• Old electric box• Old trash cans• Hot tub• Muffin pans• Bicycle wheels
Tools• The right tools makejobs easier• There are different drillbits for metal, wood,plastic
Paint• Metal or Plastic?• OOOOOPs paint worksjust as well• Check your label andknow your surface…
Bricks
Brick Edging
Recycled Concrete
Mix and Match
Creating an environment…
May require heavy equipment…
Water Features
Simple Water Feature
Boats?
Bottles and Glass
Bottle Tree!
Bottle Paving
Bottle Edging
Raised Bed from Bottles
Recycles Glass• Glass is heavy (high shipping cost), not veryvaluable and it breaks into small pieces thatget everywhere i...
Pallets
Recycled Tires
TIRES in the U.S.(*2003 statistics, Rubber Manufacturers Association )Number of scrap tires generated annually: 290 millio...
Tire Planter Workshop
NO!
Easy to Paint!
Great for XERISCAPING
Playground
Recycled Tire Products
From the Kitchen…
Pot Planter
Steel Cans
Steel Can Statistics• Every minute, approximately 20,000 steel cansare recycled in the United States.• The amount of steel...
Sculpture & Art
Master Gardener Class…
Pipe Art
Fence
Recycled Window Greenhouse
Compost Bin
Plastic Bottle Recycle Tips…
Recycle and Reuse…
Paul Schleising GardenAustin, Texas
Jason Reeves, CuratorWest Tennessee Research andEducation CenterJackson, TN
Where do I get this stuff?
Use your IMAGINATION…
Some Recycle Stats…• Almost every hour, nearly 250,000 plasticbottles are dumped. It is not surprising thatplastic bottles...
More stats…• Plastic not only adds to landfill space and takesforever to decompose. Used plastic dumped intothe sea kills ...
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose…
Questions?
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
Recycled junk as garden art
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Recycled junk as garden art

  1. 1. Recycled Junk as Garden ArtAlabama Master GardenersState ConferenceApril 2013
  2. 2. Hayes JacksonUrban Regional Extension Agent
  3. 3. WHY RECYCLE?• Environmentallyfriendly• Green movement• Save landfill space• Economically savvy• Renewed interest incounter-wastefulness
  4. 4. UPCYCLING…• Making a thow-awayobject useful.• Giving recyclables acreative purpose• Artistic expression• Saving valuable landfillspace
  5. 5. TODAYS AGENDA• Convey ideas onupcycling in the garden• Encourage everyone torecycle, reuse, andimagine!• A few tips and statisticsfor the garden• A couple of gardentours
  6. 6. Containers & Pots
  7. 7. Paint Buckets…
  8. 8. Think out of the box…
  9. 9. Things I have used…• Lawnmower thatchbuckets• Old electric box• Old trash cans• Hot tub• Muffin pans• Bicycle wheels
  10. 10. Tools• The right tools makejobs easier• There are different drillbits for metal, wood,plastic
  11. 11. Paint• Metal or Plastic?• OOOOOPs paint worksjust as well• Check your label andknow your surface…
  12. 12. Bricks
  13. 13. Brick Edging
  14. 14. Recycled Concrete
  15. 15. Mix and Match
  16. 16. Creating an environment…
  17. 17. May require heavy equipment…
  18. 18. Water Features
  19. 19. Simple Water Feature
  20. 20. Boats?
  21. 21. Bottles and Glass
  22. 22. Bottle Tree!
  23. 23. Bottle Paving
  24. 24. Bottle Edging
  25. 25. Raised Bed from Bottles
  26. 26. Recycles Glass• Glass is heavy (high shipping cost), not veryvaluable and it breaks into small pieces thatget everywhere in the waste stream. Breakagealso compounds the biggest obstacle to value,glass needs to be sorted by color to havesignificant value to companies that userecycled glass.
  27. 27. Pallets
  28. 28. Recycled Tires
  29. 29. TIRES in the U.S.(*2003 statistics, Rubber Manufacturers Association )Number of scrap tires generated annually: 290 millionPercentage of total solid waste generated: 2.0 percentNumber of scrap tires going to a market: 233 millionNumber of scrap tires used for fuel: 130 millionNumber of scrap tires used in civil engineeringprojects:56 millionNumber of scrap tires used in ground rubberapplications:28 millionNumber of scrap tires punched/stamped into newproducts:7 millionNumber of tires exported: 9 millionNumber of tires in stockpiles: 265 million
  30. 30. Tire Planter Workshop
  31. 31. NO!
  32. 32. Easy to Paint!
  33. 33. Great for XERISCAPING
  34. 34. Playground
  35. 35. Recycled Tire Products
  36. 36. From the Kitchen…
  37. 37. Pot Planter
  38. 38. Steel Cans
  39. 39. Steel Can Statistics• Every minute, approximately 20,000 steel cansare recycled in the United States.• The amount of steel recovered throughrecycled packaging in 2005 (more than 1.4million tons) would yield enough steel to build185,000 steel framed homes, or as manyhomes as there are in the entire state ofWyoming.
  40. 40. Sculpture & Art
  41. 41. Master Gardener Class…
  42. 42. Pipe Art
  43. 43. Fence
  44. 44. Recycled Window Greenhouse
  45. 45. Compost Bin
  46. 46. Plastic Bottle Recycle Tips…
  47. 47. Recycle and Reuse…
  48. 48. Paul Schleising GardenAustin, Texas
  49. 49. Jason Reeves, CuratorWest Tennessee Research andEducation CenterJackson, TN
  50. 50. Where do I get this stuff?
  51. 51. Use your IMAGINATION…
  52. 52. Some Recycle Stats…• Almost every hour, nearly 250,000 plasticbottles are dumped. It is not surprising thatplastic bottles constitute close to 50% ofrecyclable waste in the dumps.• Nearly 60 to 70% of waste found in dustbinscan be recycled and reused and close to 50%of the same waste can be composted.
  53. 53. More stats…• Plastic not only adds to landfill space and takesforever to decompose. Used plastic dumped intothe sea kills and destroys sea life at an estimated1,000,000 sea creatures per year!• United States is one of world’s largest producersof trash. Trash is produced at an alarming rate of1,609 pounds of trash per person, per year.
  54. 54. Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose…
  55. 55. Questions?

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