Day 17 – From old to new

Very often old things become modern again, not only in second-hand shops. That is why many initiatives try to make new things from old stuff, also from rubbish. If you follow the ‘Clean Your Beach’ call to pick up waste for 5 minutes per visit on the beach, you may find yourself collecting a lot of fishing ropes and nylon threads. These are among the most common plastic items on beaches and some of them persist in the environment for up to 650 years. That is about 8 generations of human beings! Those threads are often very beautiful and can be easily plated into bracelets. My sister and some friends now wear one of them and it is a strong symbol of trying to raise attention whilst looking pretty 🙂

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